Italy Tours

Fine Art and Architecture in Florence

Florence, located in the heart of Tuscany, is surrounded by the Apennine Mountains and gorgeous Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.  Like the rest of Italy, it is known for bearing famous artists and stunning architecture like Santa Maria del Fiore, or ‘The Duomo.’

Perhaps one of the most well-known artists – and one-time residents of Florence – who ever lived is Michelangelo, who created the incredible marble sculpture of the David, modeled after a young and nude Israelite king David, as he decides to go to battle with Goliath.  The City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour in Florence Italy gives you the chance to surround yourself with priceless works of art such as this one, along with Botticelli’s Venus and other famous works kept in the Galleria dell’ Accademia  and Uffizi Gallery.  It also takes a stop at the Duomo, a fine work of architecture whose dome was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1419 during a competition to win the commission.  Brunelleschi drew his inspiration from the Pantheon in Rome.  He was later buried at the Duomo and his tomb is open for public viewing to this day.

One of the stops on this tour is the Palazzo Pitti, often known in English as Pitti Palace.  It is located south of the River Arno and close to the Medieval bridge, Ponte Vecchio.  Palazzo Pitti was used as a power base for Napoleon in the 18th century and briefly served as the primary palace in Italy.  Today it is open to the public and serves as one of Florence’s largest art galleries.

This tour is worth its weight in gold, as it allows you to see in person what you may have only seen in books and in copied prints before.  For artists and those who appreciate talent and beauty in traditional and nontraditional forms, this tour is definitely for you.

Visit www.florencetours.net for details on how you can make your trip to Florence truly memorable!

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