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Born to a Florentine family in the small Tuscan town of Caprese (today known as Caprese Michelangelo), he went on to create some of the world’s greatest masterpieces in sculpture, painting and architecture.

Michelangelo’s David is considered as the most magnificent statue -if not artwork- ever made. It is today housed in Florence’s Accademia Gallery. Another of Michelangelo’s greatest works is the Pietà, in the St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Michelangelo originally carved the Pietà to adorn the tomb of French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, however it was moved to the Basilica where it sits today. He also worked on the design of St. Peter’s Basilica itself. Then there is the breathtaking frescos adorning the Sistine Chapel, and much more.

Working during the Renaissance, Michelangelo was one of the most well-respected artist of his time amongst his contemporaries (even if at times it was more for his work than his diplomacy). Indeed, two biographies were written about this great Renaissance artist during his lifetime, including one by Giorgio Vasari (of Vasari Corridor fame, among other things).

Michelangelo’s work even inspired a whole art movement, Mannerism, which followed directly on from the Renaissance. Michelangelo’s work greatly inspired Mannerism particularly through his depiction of grandeur or, terribilità, as well as rousing centuries of artists (and even a few of our tour guides) into their chosen fields.

Thanks to his penchant for putting things to paper, a lot of documentation remains that give us great insights into the life of Michelangelo. These include a vast body of sketches, correspondence and even poems.

Despite having accrued significant financial wealth during his lifetime, Michelangelo preferred to live quite a poor life. It is known that he was not exactly the most social person. However many of the poems he penned were declarations of love.

The Original Florence Walk

Art & Galleries - Families & Kids - Cities & History -
€ 29.00

Join the fun – we offer the chance to experience the entertaining walking adventure featured on numerous TV documentaries. Highly recommended by just about every major travel guide, our exploration of the city’s streets is a great way to learn about its fascinating past. 

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Original David and Accademia Museum Tour

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€ 36.00

Visit the Accademia and watch art and history be brought to life by our guides. Ours is the only tour that focuses solely on Michelangelo and his statue of David, allowing you to marvel at the masterpiece and discover its story in a small group.
 

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Secrets & Scandals: Florence Unveiled

Eco-Friendly Tours - Cities & History -
€ 39.00

From the shocking lifestyles of the rich and famous to the seedy underbelly of the city’s past, this absolute first for Florence tours invites you to hear about the scandals that rocked the Renaissance on this Adults-only tour.
 

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My Exclusive Florence in One Glorious Day (or Two!)

Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours - Special Discounted Packages - Cities & History - Architecture & Monuments -
from € 109.00

Experience the beauty and romance of Florence with your own personal guide when you book a place on this discounted package that explores the city’s intimate ancient stories. Join our local experts for six hours of the best sites and scenes, including the historical centre and the two world-renowned museums - the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery Museum.

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Original Florence Walk & David Tour

Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Museum Tickets & Reservations - Families & Kids - Special Discounted Packages -
from € 55.00

See Florence’s urban history come to life on this exclusive guided visit of the historic centre that also includes a viewing of Michelangelo's original David at the Accademia. Focusing on the historically-rich areas north of the river and to the west of Santa Croce, you’ll be flipping through the proverbial pages of over 2,000 years of tantalizing history.

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Masterpieces of the Vatican & St. Peter's

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€ 75.00

Our Vatican tours get you streamlined access to the museum and its world-famous collection of masterpieces. Book your place in one of our small groups led by some of the most knowledgeable and passionate local guides.
 

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The Vatican with Pre-Reserved Museum Tickets

Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids -
from € 69.00

Experience the pomp and grandeur of the Holy City during this private visit to the Vatican. Pre-reserved entry comes with a personal expert guide who will lead you through the stunning corridors and halls of the Vatican for a truly memorable experience.

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Perfect Day Hiking in Tuscany Tour

Active & Outdoors - Wine - Countryside - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours -
€ 95.00

A unique and active way to take in gorgeous vistas, led by an expert guide and including a traditional Tuscan lunch, and olive oil and wine tasting.
 
 

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Murder, Mystery & Wine: The Dark Side of Florence

Wine - Art & Galleries - Eco-Friendly Tours - Cities & History -
€ 39.00

The charming medieval Oltrarno quarter hides a dark and mysterious past. Let our experts lead you through its intriguing history on this unique twilight adventure, before taking the edge off with a glass of Italian wine.

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The Original Rome Walk

Art & Galleries - Museum Tickets & Reservations - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours -
€ 55.00

There’s no better way to experience the layers of the city’s rich history than on a 3-hour guided excursion including visits to major sights like the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon.

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Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery - A Private Tour

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from € 55.00

Our expert Uffizi Gallery guides weave stories about the artists who changed the face of art forever. Join them to discover the masterpieces of this world-famous museum.

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Highlights of Florence

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from € 80.00

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of the city with your own personal guide. See the David by Michelangelo, explore the famous Uffizi Gallery, and enjoy a brief introduction to the historic center.

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The Genius of Michelangelo Tour

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from € 84.00

With your own personal guide, follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo. Dive into the life and death of this sometimes difficult and troubled character whose monumental influence is still felt today.

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The Dark Side of Florence: A Guided Evening Stroll

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from € 24.00

A relaxing evening walk around Florence’s most charming, fascinating and historic quarter, the Oltrarno, concluding with a pre-dinner drink in a charming local establishment. Experience the dark, medieval past as it is brought to life during this unique exploration of the little-known but notable quarter.

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Michelangelo’s Medici Tour

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from € 74.00

Let our expert guides offer you a unique perspective on the world’s greatest artist. We unravel the complex web woven between Michelangelo and his powerful yet demanding patrons, the Medici family. 

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Visit to the Medici Chapels

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from € 35.00

Get an exclusive look into the sumptuous and decadent world of the Medici Chapels with the aid of a personal guide. Set within the glorious San Lorenzo, the Medici Chapels are magnificent installations paying homage to the talent and ingenuity of the architecture and sculpture of the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Exclusive Bargello Tour Experience Florence

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from € 33.00

Enjoy experiencing the Bargello museum, an amazing medieval jail. See fabulous artworks by the renaissance’s greatest sculptors: Michelangelo, Donatello, Brunelleschi with one of ArtViva’s a great expert guides.

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A Perfect Morning in Tuscany

Wine - Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Countryside -
from € 98.33

Experience the simple pleasures that make this area one of Italy’s most famous, and loved regions. The magnificent countryside plays host to a half-day full of hiking, followed by a feast of the freshest local delicacies, accompanied (as always!) by the best regional wines.

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Pre-reserved Accademia Museum Entry - Tickets Only

Museum Tickets & Reservations -
€ 30.00

Housing one of the world's most famous statues - Michelangelo's David - the Accademia museum is a must-see for any visit to Florence.
Whilst you don't want to skip seeing this masterpiece, you may want to skip the longest lines to enter. Book ahead for the fastest entry possible.

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Uffizi Gallery Museum Entry Reservations - Tickets Only

Museum Tickets & Reservations -
€ 36.00

Let us take care of your Uffizi Gallery tickets and reservations so you can skip the longest entry lines.
Easy booking for this top museum in Florence.

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