Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello: the Greats of the Italian Renaissance
We will trace the evolution of the Renaissance through a selection of paintings housed in one of the most visited museums in the world: the Uffizi Gallery. Our journey will begin in the Early Renaissance with Lippi's amazing Madonnas and Botticelli's exquisite Venus. From there, we'll move on to work produced by the three greatest masters of the apex of the Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raffaello. As we look at these extraordinary works of art together, I'll be explaining their significance in the history of art as well as telling you about the lives and times of their creators. I'll share details of the artists' personal histories and working styles as well as information about life and politics in Florence at the times in which they were working in order to give you a comprehensive understanding of these monumental works of art.
I will meet you at the Uffizi Gallery where our tour will begin from the Medieval school of Cimabue and Giotto, forerunners of the Renaissance and will continue with Masaccio, Filippo Lippi, Sandro Botticelli and Piero della Francesca, until the three great Masters: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello. Our exploration of the Italian painting will finish with Tiziano and the intense and revolutionary Caravaggio.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up or meet you a place of your choosing within the historic center of the city.
End location: I will leave you at the Uffizi Gallery.
Duration: 3 hours
Three-hour guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery in a single language.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euros - Snacks and drinks are available at the Gallery coffee shop which has a panoramic terrace. We will reach the coffee shop in approximately the middle of the tour.
Tickets and headset.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am licensed to give tours in Italian, French and English.
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Paola was an outstanding guide! Her knowledge, passion, and sense of humor really made this a wonderful tour for our family. Her expertise in art and history was astounding. She also took us to an excellent gelato shop and even recommended some restaurants, shops, and sites for the rest of our visit. Highly recommend and will hire again on our next Florence visit!