Follow me, in a short range of time and space, this tour is a complete journey through Renaissance Art and culture! It is different from any other tour: it is about the 15 and 16th century, and about painting sculpture and architecture: starting from Santa Maria Novella square, we move towards the Strozzi Palace to visit Santa Trinita church, to admire the perfectly preserved frescoes painted by Ghirlandaio in the days of Lorenzo de' Medici. Crossing the river, we reach the quieter neighborhood named Oltrarno. After a coffee in a cool garden square, we visit Santo Spirito's church, delicate architecture treasure conceived by Brunelleschis genius, which hides the most unexpected jewel: a wooden crucifix, first Michelangelo's masterpiece... Just few blocks away, and we face the glory of the Medici family: the imposing Pitti Palace, royal residence of the city, and their private church, Santa Felicita, where the Deposition painted by Pontormo shows the sense of visionary in art. We follow back towards the river the Vasarian Corridor suspended above the Ponte Vecchio, the elegant and severe architecture of the Uffizi, other Medici's pride, and finally we end up with the ultimate art challenge: Michelangelo's David and Cellini's Perseus face each other under the shadow of a majestic tower in the magnificent Signoria squar
Ciao, I'm Marco, and I'm an official tourist guide in Florence since 2011. I graduated from the local University in art and literature, and I teach art history in different local schools. Evidently, one of the things I like the most is discovering day after day new secrets hidden in the details of the artworks (and Florence is an unlimited universe made of those). Another one, is to talk about that with the people that share my same passion.
Tickets to see Michelangelo's Crucifix
We will visit the city on both sides of the river. Starting from Santa Maria Novella, we'll see Palazzo Strozzi, the church of Santa Trinita with Ghirlandaio's frescoes, the Oltrarno neighborhood (with an artwork by Michelangelo in Santo Spirito), Pitti Palace, the Vasarian Corridor, The Uffizi, ending between the renaissance sculptures that set the Stage of the Signoria square.