Calling all art lovers! The Uffizi is your heaven! The Uffizi Gallery holds some of the world's most treasured pieces of art, from Raphael to Leonardo Da Vinci. Many around the world have fallen in love with this impressive collection and we feel that every visitor to Florence should be able to appreciate centuries worth of masterpieces with an expert guide who will unveil all the stories hidden behind them.
With an English-speaking local guide by your side, the Uffizi Small Group Tour in Florence takes you through one of the most famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world. Think of any famous Italian Renaissance artist that comes to mind and you will find one of his works here.
After leaving the meeting point, your guide will walk you past the current town hall of Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio! The home of the Medici was also the administrative center of the Florentine Republic, as well as the hub of European and Italian culture! After that, you will enter the Uffizi Gallery. The building, which houses the impressive art collection, was built by the artist Giorgio Vasari in the middle of the 16th Century to hold offices (Uffizi in Italian) for the Florentine state, making it one of the oldest museums in Europe.
The collection was given to us by the wealthy family of former rulers of Florence, the mighty De Medici's. Let's put it this way, if it wasn't for this wealthy family of Florentine bankers, it's hard to imagine that the Renaissance would happen when it did! De Medici propelled Florence into greatness, and their love of fine art, and keen eye for talented artists has given the humanity an enormous legacy!
One of the most featured artists at the museums is Sandro Botticelli, who even has a room almost entirely dedicated to him, with works including his 'Primavera' and the 'Birth of Venus' that show beauty in its highest form. Another great name that will come up is that of Michelangelo, and here you will see the only painting he ever left in his home town! This gallery also holds some of the most praised masterpieces by Leonardo, Raphael and Caravaggio.
Small group size of guarantees a comfortable experience. This tour is ideal for all of those who wish to understand the true spirit of Florence. You will realize how much beauty actually meant to the people of this city, and the important role it still plays today!