Private Accademia and Uffizi Tour | Florence Art Experience
LivTours Florence Private Accademia & Uffizi Tour allows you to visit the two most recognized museums in the Renaissance capital – the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery. Your private art expert will show you the most important works of both collections, but feel free to speak up if there specific artists or works that you would like to see, they will be more than happy to share those with you as well!
Florence, known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, is the perfect city to immerse yourself in an art tour. Following the Middle Ages, the Renaissance is considered to have produced the greatest advancements in humanity since the fall of the Roman Empire. With your private guide by your side, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the Renaissance and its influence on art, as well as the development of intellectual thought, advancements in science, and medicine. On your private tour, you will see masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Titian to name a few.
Immerse yourself in the art of the Renaissance with our art expert!
- Immerse yourself in the artwork of the Renaissance with with an expert private guide
- Admire the 17-foot sculpture of David by Michelangelo made from one piece of stone
- Enjoy exclusive entrance to the renowned Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery
- See the works of art that matter most to you by personalizing your private tour
- Admire the highlights from the Italian Renaissance on this private half day tour
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Your LivTours Private Accademia and Uffizi Tour starts near the Uffizi Gallery – the former offices of the Medici Family. It seems only fitting that the museum with the largest Renaissance art collection was started in the Renaissance, but without ever intending to be a museum! It was in 1559 when the Grand Duke of Florence, part of the infamous Medici Family, commissioned a Florentine architect to design a building for local government offices and he did just that. No one knew that by 1765 the public would be admiring this once private art collection that decorated the offices (Uffizi in Italian) commissioned by the Medici Family. By 1865 the Uffizi Gallery was allowing visitors to enjoy one of the most world-renowned art collections which consists of masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and nameless others.
You will enjoy exclusive LivTours access to the Uffizi Gallery, where your expert private guide will show you masterpieces such as The Birth of Venus, one of the iconic Renaissance depictions of the mythological goddess as she emerges from the sea on a shell. You will also see Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, the result of a commission from a prominent Tuscan family, showing a portrait of the Holy Family with the Virgin Mary at the forefront. Michelangelo’s only painting in Florence.
After you have visited the Uffizi Gallery, it is a short walk to the Galleria dell’Accademia where you will, once again, enjoy exclusive LivTours access. Now home to Michelangelo’s David, this building housing the Accademia was once a convent, but was converted by Pietro Leopoldo into a studio and museum space for the Accademia delle Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts) students; providing for a place to study, but also a place to admire the greatest artworks of the past. Nowadays, the Accademia carries the reputation of being the second most visited Museum in Tuscany with the sculpture of Micelangelo’s David at the center of its crown of jewels.
- Piazza della Signoria
- Skip-the-line tickets to the Uffizi Gallery
- Primavera by Botticelli
- Birth of Venus by Botticelli
- Doni Tondo by Michelangelo
- Annunciation by Leonardo Da Vinci
- Medieval art by Giotto
- Skip-the-line tickets to the Accademia
- Michelangelo's David
- Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English.
- Photography is only permitted without flash inside the museums.
- Backpacks are not permitted in the museum.
- Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
- LivTours’ is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of innovation, change, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to Covid-19 safety regulations, museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.
When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable.*Our Tuscan motorcycle tour and some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.
"We are SO glad we booked this tour. The artwork and statues that we saw were so much more meaningful and memorable thanks to our guide, Clara, and all the insight and interesting facts that she shared with us. The Uffizi is a treasure chest of famous works and the Accademia, where Michaelangelo's David and some of his other statues are, are both places that you'll want to be sure to see when you are Florence. Take it from us: book this tour and you'll really have an incredible "art experience"!"
Renee - UK
A wonderful day of Art in Florence
"We had a great tour in Florence. Our day began with our Livitaly guide Sara who took us inside the Uffizi Gallery. I have been to the Uffizi twice before and was only going because my partner had never been there. But I have never had anyone so knowledgeable and passionate tell me what we were looking at and walking us through the timelines of the art and the artists. It turned out to be an amazing day and my partner was actually moved to tears by several of the paintings. Our guide Sara really brought it to life for us. It was just the three of us and we spent the whole morning there. Then we met a different guide, Silvia, after lunch who took us on a walking tour which included the square outside the Uffizi, Pontevechio Bridge, the Duomo and Bapistry, and concluded with a visit to the Acadamia to see the statue of David along with many other works of art. Silvia really helped us to understand the history and to better appreciate the things we were seeing. One of many great Livitaly tours we booked."
Rodney - USA
"Marco was fantastic. Extremely intelligent and well versed. Did a great job!!! Explained everything we needed to know in the museum and at the Accademia gallery. Really made the experience so much more meaningful. Will never forget these masterpieces thanks to him! "
Bruno - Germany
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