Our tour will begin at the Uffizi Gallery. First opened in 1591, it is not only one of the world’s oldest museums, it is also one of the largest and the best art collection in Italy.
Our private guide will walk you through the treasures guarded inside the museum. The paintings are arranged in chronological order, i.e. from Renaissance’s early stages with Cimabue and Giotto, to Botticelli, Raphael Michelangelo, Titian and Caravaggio. Therefore, the tour will be like travelling through time. You will learn not only art but also politics, conspiracies, pains and anecdotes, intertwined with the history of Florence.
With this tour of the Uffizi Gallery you will understand why the Renaissance and Florence, as beating heart of this movement, changed the world forever.
After the Uffizi, you will continue the tour with our guide, heading to Holy Cross Church.
The basilica is the largest Franciscan church in the world and legends say that St. Francis himself founded it. The structure of Holy Cross Church includes 16 chapels, many of them decorated with frescoes by Giotto. The basilica is famous as the burial place of many notable Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Macchiavelli.
In the monastery behind Holy Cross Church, you will have the unique opportunity to enter the Leather School, the largest leather laboratory in Florence. Leather is one of oldest traditions in the city. It has shaped its history and development throughout the centuries, with streets still dedicated to this traditional handicraft. Therefore, artisans of the Leather School still follow the traditional way to create high-quality handmade bags, jackets, gloves, shoes and many other items.
It will be a once in a lifetime experience to visit the workspaces of the artisans and watch them creating leather goods in front of your eyes!!
Why Choose this Tour?
- The Uffizi is the most important and largest art gallery in Italy and one of the oldest museums of the world.
- You will admire masterpieces by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo and many other Italian masters.
- You will visit Holy Cross Church, burial place of many notable Italians.
- Unique opportunity to see artisans at work in the Leather School.
- Skip the line tickets and reservation for the Uffizi Gallery.
Running from Tuesday to Sunday
Private guide for 4 hours
tickets for Holy Cross Church to be paid on site.
- Uffizi Gallery;
- Holy Cross Church;
- Leather School;
Meeting point: We will arrange it with your guide
Level of difficulty: medium
Skip the line services: yes
Suitable for: Couples, friends and families
Dress code: comfortable clothes and shoes. For churches your shoulders must be covered and your pants or skirts are admitted if they are at the knees.