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.
The tour will continue exploring the highlights of Florence: piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio, piazza del Duomo with its stunning cathedral and baptistery.
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. We will do external visit of piazza della Signoria, ponte Vecchio and piazza del Duomo.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
At peak times, museum reservations are sold out far in advance so I will need to check availability and reserve your fast-track entrance before accepting your booking. A true "skip-the-line" immediate entrance does not exist. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MAY STILL EXPERIENCE SOME WAIT TIME TO ENTER AS THE MUSEUM OBSERVES MAXIMUM CAPACITY LIMITATIONS FOR SAFETY REASONS. WHEN AT MAXIMUM CAPACITY, PATRONS INSIDE MUST EXIT BEFORE ADDITIONAL TICKET HOLDERS CAN ENTER. It is impossible to predict or control this factor.
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.
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.