Begin your tour by visiting the most important buildings in the heart of Florence. See the Duomo, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, which is a museum containing many of the original works of art created for the cathedral of Florence, and Giotto’s Bell Tower which stands adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore.
Then, move towards Piazza della Signoria where you can admire the sculpture of David by Michelangelo, placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of the Republic's defiance of the tyrannical Medici. Next, visit Ponte Vecchio Bridge, the most famous bridge in Florence and undoubtedly one of the city’s most illustrious landmarks. Throughout the tour, your professional guide will show you hidden places that most people don’t notice while walking in the city.
Later, all you need to do to complete the experience is to go to the Uffizi Gallery.
The guide will start off with a little history of Uffizi Gallery, which used to house the administrative and legal offices before it became a gallery and information about the Medici as the majority of artistic masterpieces in Florence and in the Uffizi are their own collection as well as support provided by the Medici for arts and artists of past centuries.
After entering, the guide will show you the portrait of Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, the last surviving member of the Medici responsible for donating all of the family's collections to the city.
As you climb the grand staircase to the top floor, where the museum collections begin, the guide will explain the architecture of the museum and fascinate you with the secrets, legends and other various interesting bits of information behind the many paintings on display in this gallery.
The first hall contains works by Giotto, Cimabue, and Duccio di Buoninsegna and You'll see and learn about the paintings of Venus de Milo by Botticelli, the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci and the only panel painting in the world by Michelangelo from the guide.
Along with the local and art expert guide discover the Uffizi and its masterpieces, an interesting and fun journey, where the artists and their paintings are brought to life by the guide. By knowing some of the who, what and why, will enrich the visit to the museum.
The tour takes about two hours, the perfect amount to see the highlights inside the museum without feeling overwhelmed. You can also return to anything you might want to see again, after the tour ends.