The Michelangelo Tour

Main info

Duration: 4 hours.
Price: the cost of the tour can change according to the season and the day of the week.
Please, contact us to book the tour.
Schedule: everyday but Monday, reservation required
Number of people: Private or Semi-private (max 8 people)

The Michelangelo Tour

Tour Description

The most complete and accurate tour on Michelangelo in the city of Florence. Not only a quick view of the David but a true close-up of the life and the works of the beloved genius of the Renaissance.

Where did Michelangelo live? Where he was from? Where did he learn to paint and sculpt? Who were his masters, his good friends, his rivals and enemies? How did he became the famous artist? Where did he create his sculptures and why his body is no longer buried in Roma?

We could go on and on with questions but we prefer to give you answers, to let you know intimately the complexity of a mysterious and reserved man. Every single important monument of Florence reveals of his presence–piazzas, churches, privates mansions and even graffiti.

Since Michelangelo lived a very long life and was extremely productive, the length of the tour varies in accordance to your preferences and point of interest.

The basic tour, 4 hours, includes the Accademia Museum and the Medici Chapels.

In the former, you are not only going to admire the David, but also the Prisoners, St. Matthew and the Palestrina Pietà. Our aim is to let you deeply understand the artistic language Michelangelo loved the most. It is not just a matter of technical skills and good tools, but a profound knowledge of classic sculpting coupled with the christian way of life.

The Medici Chapel, the official tomb of the Medici Family, is the place one appreciates the artist not only as sculptor but as architect. Here you will admire Michelangelo’s adeptness in designing space in a completely unexpected and new way that will be then copied by throughout the world up until this day. This is the place where will will learn about the political vision of the man Michelangelo and his difficult relationship with the other members of the Medici family once Lorenzo, his patron, dies.

If that does not quench your thirst for Michelangelo, for the extended tour you can include:

The Basilica of Santo Spirito, the place of the voluntary exile of the young artist, to admire the astonishing Christ.

The Bargello Museum, former prison of the city, that houses three splendid works: the Baccus, the Pitti Tondo and the Brutus and the just attributed Crucifix.

The Basilica of Santa Croce, the burial place of Michelangelo.

The Casa Buonarroti, the official house of Michelangelo.

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