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    The Genius of  Michelangelo

The Genius of Michelangelo

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: Approximately 3 - 3.5 hours

Discover why Michelangelo is the world's most celebrated Western artist as you make your way through the museums and monuments of Florence to focus on one man?s brilliance.

Overview

A prodigious genius and the world's most celebrated Western artist, Michelangelo's 75-year long career produced many seminal works of art that are found in Florence. Discover what distinguishes him as a master as you make your way through the museums and monuments of this splendid city to focus on one man's brilliance.

The tour begins in Piazza della Repubblica, Florence's Forum in ancient Roman times. Leaving the piazza you will walk the same streets as Michelangelo did, passing the Duomo where it was first planned that the statue of "David" would go, high up on the cathedral's exterior.

First stop is the Medici Chapel behind the nearby church of San Lorenzo. Here Michelangelo carved the Medici tombs with their enigmatic, reclining figures of Dawn, Dusk, Night and Day. In their unfinished state, they tell us more about the tormented psychology of the sculptor himself than they do about the family they were meant to commemorate.

After passing the great Medici Palace, where Michelangelo lived for a time when he was 15-years old, you arrive at the Accademia Gallery. Here, the 15-foot tall marble "David" dominates the specifically created, light-filled apse where he has stood since the late 19th century. You will explore the symbolism and carving technique that characterizes this supreme masterpiece and his attendant "Slaves."

Looking for a highlights tour that includes the Accademia and the Uffizi? See our Masterpieces of the Accademia and Uffizi half-day tour.

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Pricing

Private Tour
# of People Price
1 - 6 people $270.00 per group
7 - 9 people $273.00 per group
10 - 12 people $326.00 per group
Additional Fee
$43.00 per person

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Additional Information

Entrance tickets to the Accademia Gallery and Medici Chapel are included in the total price.

Please note that transportation to/from the meeting point is NOT included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee.



Sites Included: Medici Chapel at San Lorenzo, Medici Palace (exterior only), Accademia Gallery

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