From Pisa: Treasures of Florence Tour

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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 4.75 hours
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English, Spanish
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the heart of Florence with a monolingual guide
  • Visit the Accademia Gallery and discover the matserpieces ny Michelangelo and many others
  • See the incredible collection of the Uffizi Gallery
Full description
Start your day in Pisa and take the train to Florence (tickets are included and will be sent by email). Upon arrival in Florence meet your guide and start the Accademia Gallery tour. You will learn why the 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 why dp the famous Prisoners still seem to struggle free from their marble blocks? You will have 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 to have lunch (not included).

The second part of the tour starts in the early afternoon from the Hard Rock cafe near Piazza della Repubblica. You will enjoy an excellent and complete introductory tour dedicated to those who want 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; from the Ponte Vecchio through the famous Uffizi courtyard, to the architectural wonders of Brunelleschi’s Dome, which overlooks the Baptistery golden "Gates of Paradise".
 
After the walking tour you will 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. You will recognize original world-famous paintings you have seen in books, magazines, and on TV close-ups. You will learn about the secrets of the artist' craft, techniques and tools. Looking at the most famous artworks of the period, you will be able to understand why Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance. The tour ends in the Uffizi Gallery where you will have the chance to stay longer in the Gallery and wander around by your own. Your visit to Italy would be incomplete if you did not visit these world famous galleries.

After the tour make your way back to Pisa with the train.
Includes
  • Train tickets to/from Pisa to Florence SMN train station
  • 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
  • Earphones (only for groups with over 15 participants)

When you get there

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Know before you go
• Earphones will be provided only for groups with over 15 participants
• Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs
• Please note that from 15th March 2019 this tour will include train tickets from/to Pisa - Florence SMN train station. The departure time indicate the tour departure in Florence, the suggested train will be at 9:12 AM from Pisa Centrale Train Station - (make sure to be there at least 15 minutes before). Upon arrival in Florence you must reach the tour departure meeting point independently which will be in front of the main entrance of the Accademia Gallery.
The tour operator will only provide train tickets, the transportation is on your own, and you'll receive train tickets by e-mail the day before the activity