To call Michelangelo a genius somehow seems inadequate. Today, more than five centuries later, his brilliance endures. There is no better place to explore his legacy than in Florence, home to his greatest work.
Your English-speaking Do You Explore guide will take you on an enchanting tour bringing him to life through stories of his work in the Serene City. At the Galleria dell’Accademia, you will skip the lines and head to the statue of David, powerfully portrayed by Michelangelo in the moments before his battle with Goliath.
“No other artwork is equal to it in any respect, with such just proportion, beauty and excellence did Michelangelo finish it,” wrote the Italian biographer, Giorgio Vasari, in the 16th century.
At the time and even today, the 14-foot high statue is a masterpiece of vision and craft. At a nearby marble shop you will see how he worked in 1501 carving marble and visit a mosaic workshop open only to a select few.
From there, you will explore Basilica Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in the world and the final resting place for Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Galileo. Your day with the master finishes at one of his architectural treasures, the Medici Chapels, where he spent 13 years creating the spaces and designing the marble sculptural figures dedicated to the ruling Medici family.
A tour with our guide exploring the genius and creativity of the man called It Divino (the divine one) during his lifetime is bound to leave you breathless at his eternal inspiration. Reserve your spot today.
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