michelangelo's secrets

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Michelangelo Buonarroti was more than an Italian sculptor and painter, he was an architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered to be the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he was often called Il Divino (“the divine one”). This praise was equally matched by a creative temperment and an obcession for work that left Michelangelo indifferent at times to food and drink, and the pleasures of life.


The artisis of his era described him as rough and uncouth, and that his domestic habits were incredibly squalid, and deprived posterity of any pupils despite his wealth and success. Today, Michelangelo is still described as one of the greatest artists of all time, with an output in every field of interest that was prodigious; given the sheer volume of surviving works surpassing his contemporaries like Leonard da Vinci.


On this tour you will take an intense exploration into Michelangelo's life and the Renaissance culture, economics, politics and players who allowed this genius to flourish. Through a series of unfinished works called “The Prisioners” you can see the artists actual chisel marks, and discover how his figures were “released” from the stone in a rivival of Greek and Roman art. We vist the artists home where his personal affects can still be viewed and gain a deeper understanding to his his life, art and legacy.


From heated creative conflits with Popes, to the homoerotic nature of his private poetry, we discover the controversy and compassion of a dynamic artist whose work still holds secrets and captivates the world.

private tour starting at €384 total, not per person


3.5 hour private walking tour     •     reservations required


walk in the footssteps of one of the greatest artists of all times

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Mondays

Tuesdays

Saturdays

January 1

May 1

December 24, 25, 31

     • The Casa Buonarroti: The house Michelangelo

     • The  Bargello National Sculpture Museum

               Bust of Brutus

               Bacchus

               David Apollo

     • The Galleria dell'Accademia

               The David

               The Prisioners

     • The streets of Florence that Michelangelo walked

     • Much, much more...

Your tickets for all museums will be pre-reserved in advance to skip the lines. The tickets are €6.50, €4.00 and €16.50 respectively.


On the tour there are masterpieces by other famous Renaissance artiststs who where important, and influenced Michelangelo.

major highlights

important details

closures


INCLUDED

Excellent English-speaking, authorized guide.

ClearSound headphones required for more than 7 guests. €1.50 per person

VAT Tax.


MEETING POINT

Hotel, apartment, or at an easy-to-find location in historic center. A map and photo of exact meeting point is sent with tour confirmation. Hotel or apartment meetings subject to time and location.


TICKET FEES

Casa Buonarroti: €6.50

Bargello Museum: €4.

Galleria dell'Accademia: €16.50

We will pre-reserve VIP tickets for you to skip the line.  Do not purchase tickets in advance.


START TIMES

Wednesdays to Sundays Only


Morning: 9:00am, or 9:30am

Afternoon: 2:00pm, or  2:30pm


Custom start times subject to guide availability.


WALKING LEVEL

90% level ground. Several stair cases up and down. Uneven cobblestones on tour route. Not safe for those with walking challenges, canes or unable to walk for 1-hour without resting.


ADD SERVICES

Transportation to and from the tour is additional, and only needed if guests stay outside of historic Florence.


EXCLUDED

Ticktes fees are addityional and paid to the guide with cash.





INFORMATION

Wear comfortable athletic shoes.

There are stops for clean restrooms, and food & beverage breaks if needed.

       

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