"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." − Michelangelo
If there is one piece of must see art, it is Michelangelo's Statue of David located at the Accademia Gallery. Why is this sculpture considered the most famous piece of art in the world? This tour will focus on the Renaissance Era and its artists including: Michelangelo, Botticelli, del Sarto, Uccello and Ghirlandaio.
The Renaissance period saw the first secular themes in art. Ironically, which artist was intensely religious?
You will also be able to walk below the Vasari Corridor, the elevated private passageway that was built over the course of five months in 1564. Learn why such a walkway was designed in the first place. Enjoy some outdoor time at Piazza della Signoria, a bustling square in the middle of the city and political hub where a copy of Michelangelo's David keeps watch over the square's visitors. At the Accademia Gallery we view Michelangelo's Statue of David. At the Gallery, you are welcome to spend extra time admiring masterpieces by Botticelli, del Sarto, Uccello and Ghirlandaio.