Early breakfast at the hotel, then make your way to the tour meeting point for your Best of Florence & Accademia walking tour.
Begin your day of discovery with an enlightening small-group walking tour of Florence, including its most fascinating squares and landmarks: follow your professional guide and stroll through the historic streets of the city to arrive at PIAZZA DUOMO, where you will learn the secrets of the majestic Cathedral, the unmistakable Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, and discover the beauty of the Baptistery with its golden, bronze doors (including the famous Porta del Paradiso). During the walking tour, your guide will point out the main monuments of the city: discover Dante's House and the tiny church where, according to legend, he fell in love with Beatrice at first sight. Then, admire the Medieval district of Florence and learn what "tower houses" are and how the ancient Florentine nobility used them to demonstrate their power and greatness to their enemies. Admire Piazza Della Repubblica with its elegant cafés and arcades, and then admire Piazza Della Signoria, the city's heart. Perhaps not everyone knows that the famous Loggia dei Lanzi houses original masterpieces, such as the bronze statue of Perseus by Cellini and the spiral-shaped Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna. The next stop will be the ACCADEMIA GALLERY, famous for Michelangelo's "David" sculpture and some of his unfinished works of art, including the Prisoners, San Matteo, la Pietà di Palestrina, and other masterpieces. Learn about the tormented life of Michelangelo and why his masterpiece has become the symbol of Florence during the centuries.
At the end of the tour, continue exploring the city at your own pace, return to the hotel on your own.
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