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From Lucca: Treasures of Florence Monolingual Tour

Product ID: 61137
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Enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery and marvel at the masterpieces by Michelangelo and others. After a lunch break you’ll head out on a guided walking tour of Florence and explore the magnificent works of art at the world-famous Uffizi Gallery.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the heart of Florence
  • Visit two of the most famous museums in the world
  • Explore the magnificent works of art at the world-famous Uffizi Gallery
Full description
Take the train from Lucca to Florence and spend your day discovering the museums and history of Florence. The first part of the tour starts with a guided visit to the Accademia Gallery. You will learn why David is the most recognizable symbol of Florence and what it used to represent in his time. How did the genius of Michelangelo meet the challenge of extracting the pathos of a being and fixing it forever in time in the Pietà, or the famous Prisoners who still seem to be struggling for their freedom from their marble blocks? You will get the answers to all your questions. Get the chance to have a close encounter with timeless works of art and get the inside story of the life and times of this consummate artist. After the guided tour you will have some free time to wander around on your own and have lunch (not included).

The second part of the tour starts in the early afternoon. You will enjoy an excellent and complete introductory tour dedicated to those who wants to know all the facts and secrets of two thousand years of Florentine history, from the city’s Roman origins to a 15th century palace, and the Ponte Vecchio through to the famous Uffizi courtyard, the architectural wonder of Brunelleschi’s Dome which overlooks the Baptistery's golden ‘Gates of Paradise’. After the walking tour, visit one of the most famous museums in the world: the Uffizi Gallery. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the works of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and many more. You will recognize and see original world-famous paintings that you have seen all your life - in books, magazines, and on TV. You can learn the secrets of the artists’ craft, techniques and tools. Looking at the most famous artworks of the period, you can understand why Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance. The tour ends in the Uffizi Gallery where you will have the chance to stay longer and wander around on your own before the train goes back to Lucca.
Includes
  • Train tickets from/to Lucca to Florence SMN
  • Entrance to the Accademia Gallery and visit with monolingual guide
  • Guided tour of Florence with monolingual guide
  • Entrance to the Uffizi Gallery Museum and visit with monolingual guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the main entrance of the Accademia Gallery in Florence. Your guide will be wearing a green t-shirt.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Earphones will be provided for groups with over 15 participants
• Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs
• This tour will include train tickets from/to Lucca - Florence SMN train station. The departure time indicates the tour departure in Florence, and the suggested train will be the 1:31 PM train from Lucca Train Station (make sure to be there at least 15 minutes before).
• Upon arrival in Florence you must reach the tour departure meeting point by yourself - which is in front of tourist info point Piazza della Stazione 4 (400m from train station)
• We will only provide train tickets (other transportation is at your own cost). You'll receive train tickets by e-mail the day before the activity.
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Tour and Travel Services SA

Product ID: 61137