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  1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Piazza della Signoria

Michelangelo and Santa Croce Private Tour

Product ID: 66137
Visit Michelangelo;s house and the burial place and soak-up the brilliance of the Renaissance. This private tour provides 3 hours full of history regarding the most Florence's most important and legendary figure.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Basilica of Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in the world
  • Admire spectacular artwork by Michelangelo
  • Learn all about the life of one of Florence's most renowned figures with a private guide
Full description
Get to know Michelangelo, considered the greatest living artist of time and the most famous Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance. Along with his influence on the the development of Western art.

Visit the Basilica of Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan Church in the world, situated in Santa Croce Square in Florence. It was built by Arnolfo di Cambio over a pre-existing church. Here you will find the Bardi and Peruzzi Chapels with frescoes by important Florentine artist Giotto, the Sacresty and the Pazzi Chapel by Filippo Brunelleschi.

The tour helps you to get to know lots of history and facts about the life of Michelangelo, his passion and his inspiring grandeur that many artists tried to copy. 

The tour continues to the museum, the House of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Here you can find famous works like 'Madonna of the Stairs' and 'Battle of the Centaurs' by the young Michelangelo, testifying his love for the Greek and Roman Art.

Moreover, you will also find the wooden model for the marble facade of  the Church San Lorenzo and the model for the chariot transporting David from Piazza della Signoria to the Accademia Gallery in 1873.
Includes
  • Professional, private, local tour guide
  • Entrance tickets

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Meeting point

In front of the statue of Dante, Piazza Santa Croce

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Customer reviews

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5 / 5

based on 5 reviews

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    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
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Excellent tour!

You have a jewel of a guide in Eleonora! She was warm, kind, friendly, bright and so informative. I would definitely try to use her guide services again if ever back in Florence or the surrounding area. I cannot say enough good things about her. Myself and my son really enjoyed the tour.

August 9, 2018

Fantastico!

Nao vou chamar a Guia Adriana de Guia, mas de Professora! A professora Adriana foi absolutamente fantastica, e em 3 horas de Tour nos trouxe detalhes de Santa Crouce, Michelangelo e a Historia de Veneza, foi absolutamente fantastico! Prof. Adriana obrigado por ter compartilhado seu conhecimento conosco. Foi uma honra!

July 19, 2019

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