in the Bargello and the Accademia
See the evolution of art literally set in stone! Discover the development of sculpture from Medieval time to the Renaissance with a visit to two must-see museums in Florence that shine light on works by Donatello and Michelangelo. Inside the Bargello, we will see masterpieces carved by the hands of the masters - Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Giambologna. What is most fascinating is the contrast in the works that depict the biblical character of David. From a coquettish boy toy to the saviour of the city, this Biblical hero has certainly been portrayed in distinct manners!
Afterwards, we make our way on foot to the Accademia museum. Inside we will concentrate on the various works by Michelangelo to see how Michelangelo managed to seemingly turn stone into flesh. The visit cumulates with Michelangelo's history-changing version of David, which is still considered the most important and stunning sculpture in Western art. You'll never forget the first time you lay eyes on this glorious masterpiece!
Our plan for the day:
- Meet at accommodation or central location.
- Walk to Bargello Museum where we will admire Donatello's Saint George and David.
- Walk to Accademia Museum where we bask in the light of Michelangelo's David.
- Tour ends inside Accademia.
*This tour is not offered on Mondays due to closure of the Accademia. Please enquire if you would like a different museum tour and we can created a customized tour together.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: City center at the column in Piazza della Repubblica
End location: Inside the Accademia museum
Duration: 3 hours
Due to the popularity of the Accademia museum, lines may form even though advanced reservations are made for you.
Personally crafted itinerary, friendly licensed professional guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - €16.50 p/person for Accademia
€12 p/person for Bargello
These costs can be paid directly the day of service by cash or credit card.
This is an estimate of costs and museum prices may be subject to variations beyond our control.
€2.50 p/person for caffe, gelato, or water
Entry fees to museums, money for a caffe or a gelato.
I am not a driver, however I can arrange professional transportation when necessary.