Florence History Walk and Uffizi Gallery Tour
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As you walk the narrow streets of Florence, you could be forgiven for thinking you'd suddenly gone back in time. At any minute Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo might appear from around the corner. While you probably won't meet either famous artist on this GoBe tour, you'll certainly become well acquainted with some of their work as you traverse 2,000 years of history with us.
Travelling back into the city's Roman past, your tour guide will help you chart the course of Florence's rise over the centuries. Experience history where it happened as you visit sites like the famous Duomo, the shop-lined Ponte Vecchio, and the Piazza della Signoria, the seat of Florence's power. See copies of famous artwork in its original location as you stand in the shadow of the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Then continue your tour to discover original works of some of the world's best and most famous art.
Your tour concludes in the Uffizi Gallery, a museum encompassing the art of masters like Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci. View art you've heard about all your life up close as your guide explains the history and impact of the museum's greatest treasures. Gain an understanding of the artists' world, their tools, techniques, and inspirations.
Come discover for yourself the wonders of the old city of Florence and see firsthand why the city center is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. Florence is sure to capture your imagination and may even inspire your own works of art!
Too big for his britches
As you tour the Piazza della Signoria, you'll notice a familiar figure standing in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. It's a copy of Michelangelo's David. If you look closely, you'll see that David's left leg is a little too long, compensating for his casual pose. This statue was intended for the cathedral, but the citizens of Florence quickly came to identify with the defiance and optimism of the iconic sculpture as a symbol of their own struggle against the ruling Medici family. So they put it where everyone could see it as commentary on the strength of the underdog. Medicis, look out!
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