8:00 am: Pick up from Livorno port with a minibus for a comfortable transfer to Florence city centre.
9:30 am: Meet Your Guide and start your tour at Piazzale Michelangelo and make our way to the Galleria Accademia.
Founded in 1563, the Accademia holds many of Michelangelo’s most important works. His most famous, ‘David’, has dominated the collection since it was moved inside from the Piazza Signoria, to protect it from pollution and the weather. This sculpture established Michelangelo as the foremost sculptor of his time at the age of twenty-nine. Other masterpieces include ‘The Four Prisoners’ – four muscular figures trying to free themselves from the stone.
11:30 am: Walking tour Duomo, Baptistry. Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Wild Boar
12:30 pm: Lunch in Florence
1:30 pm: Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio
The Uffizi is the oldest gallery in the world and was built in 1560 as offices for the Tuscan Administration (‘Uffizi’ translates as ‘offices’). We will enjoy a guided tour of the museum and view such works as ‘The Birth of Venus’ and ‘Primavera’ by Botticelli, Michelangelo’s ‘The Holy Family’ and Titian’s ‘Venus of Urbino’. The museum displays its paintings in a series of rooms off the horseshoe shaped main corridor. The works are shown in chronological order to reveal the development of Florentine art from Gothic to High Renaissance. show the focuses on Gothic art, the early renaissance and culminates in various paintings from the High Renaissance.
4:15 pm: Transfer back to Livorno port
6:00 pm: Arrival at the ship
1 to 5 people: €1375 (total)
6 to 16 people: €225 per person
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