Private tour

Florence: Raphael's 500th Anniversary Experience

Florence: Raphael's 500th Anniversary Experience

From US$ 187.32 per person

Painter Raffaello Sanzio from Urbino contributed to beautify the city of Florence during his stay in town from 1504 to 1508 before dying at the age of 37 in 1520. Join this special tour about his life and artworks on the occasion of his 500th anniversary.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Be amazed by Rapahel's paintings in Palazzo Pitti
  • Marvel in front of Rubens' Titian and other paintings
  • See where Raphael fell in love with Leonardo's Mona Lisa
  • Listen to the story of the amazing life of Raphael
  • Have a look in the main squares of Florence and see the palaces he designed as an architect
Full description
Raffaello Sanzio from Urbino contributed to beautifying the city of Florence during his stay in the city from 1504 to 1508. He died at the age of 37 in 1520, and on the occasion of the anniversary of his death you can enjoy a special tour about this rarely-discussed painter. The Palatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, houses the best Raphael paintings in Florence, including a portrait of the beautiful Fornarina in the sweet face of the Madonna della Seggiola (Virgin Mary of the Chair). You will also encounter the palace where Raphael saw Leonardo’s Mona Lisa in Florence, which totally impressed him. Raphael was also an original architect of smart taste with Raphael’s style palaces in Florence very different from the Florentine Renaissance-style buildings. Raffaello was handsome, kind, and intelligent, and everybody loved him. Your guide will tell you the story of Raphael's short but intense life, full of love, women, and favors from his patrons.
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Reserved entrance fees
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    In front of the main entrance of Palazzo Pitti.

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    Awesome tour; outstanding guide

    August 29, 2021

    Product ID: 354410