Tours / Michelangelo Private Tour: the Genius and the Man

The Florence tour dedicated to the figure of Michelangelo Buonarroti: a journey to discover the genius and personality of one of the most important and famous renaissance artists.

The tour will begin with a visit to the basilica of Santa Croce and will continue to the Buonarroti house to visit the home of the great Michelangelo.
Santa Croce Church, the biggest Franciscan Church in the world, was built by Arnolfo di Cambio, the architect-image of Florence of the late fourteenth century, in 1294 over a pre-existing church of 1228. Here, you can find the funerary monuments of very important Italian artists and politicians, such as Michelangelo, Dante, Rossini, Machiavelli, Alfieri and Galileo who, suspected of heresy and accused of wanting to subvert Aristotelian natural philosophy and the Holy Scriptures, was tried and condemned by the Inquisition. He was therefore unable to have a Christian burial until 95 years after his death in 1737.
Then the Bardi and Peruzzi chapels with Giotto's frescoes, the sacristy with wooden carvings and Giotto's frescoes and the Pazzi Chapel designed by the brilliant architect symbol of the early Renaissance Filippo Brunelleschi are worth to be admired. Also noteworthy is an unusual relief, the Annunciation of Donatello, in golden sandstone that enriches the right nave of the basilica.

House of Michelangelo Buonarroti:

Visiting the museum of the Casa Buonarroti arouses a sense of strong admiration for several early works by Michelangelo contained within its walls. These very famous works by the young Michelangelo, of extreme artistic importance, include the "Madonna of the Stairs" and the "Battle of the Centaurs”, a testimony to his love for Greek and Roman Art.

Moreover, here you will find the wooden model for the marble facade of the Church San Lorenzo and the model for the chariot built in 1873 to transport the David from Piazza della Signoria to the Accademia Gallery!

Info

Available days: Every day, except Tuesdays

Bookable Starting Time: From 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, Sundays only from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

Available Languages:

English, Italiano, Francais, Deutsch, Español

Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of persons CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!
 

Child rate: From 6 years to 17 years with ID. Please insert number of persons

Meeting Point: Statue of Dante, Santa Croce square