Michelangelo's Masterpieces Walking Tour, Florence

Michelangelo's Masterpieces Walking Tour, Florence
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You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Florence Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Florence Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Michelangelo spent over 20 years of his life in Florence during which he created some of the most beautiful masterpieces this city had ever seen. The most famous of them, the David, is also located in Florence along with a few copies. Take this tour to discover the Florence side of Michelangelo's artistic mastership.

Michelangelo's Masterpieces Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Michelangelo's Masterpieces Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Florence (See other walking tours in Florence)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Author: greghasleft
Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze

1) Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze (must see)

The Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze, located in Via Rasacoli, is an art gallery whose history dates back as far as 1563. Under the advice of Giorgio Vasari, an artist and writer, the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo I de' Medici set up the Accademia e Compagnia delle Arti del Disegno (Arts of Drawing Academy and Company). The institution not only housed renowned artists of Cosimo’s court but also functioned as organisation for the artists of Tuscany. Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of...   view more
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Rico Heil
Basilica di San Lorenzo

2) Basilica di San Lorenzo (must see)

Amidst the hustle-bustle of the city market, stands arguably one of the oldest churches in the history of Florence. The Basilica di San Lorenzo is said to date back to the late Roman era. Along with being the oldest church, the Basilica is also the largest church in Florence.

The Basilica di San Lorenzo is also famous because it served as the parish church and burial ground to one of the most powerful families in late 14th century Florence - the Medici family. The Romanesque style of the...   view more
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Bargello

3) Bargello (must see)

Florence is not only the paradise for architectural enthusiasts, but is also the haven for art lovers and the Bargello Museum is a perfect blend of both. With an exterior of a fortress, the Bargello Museum houses some of the most important pieces of Renaissance sculptures and work of art. The Bargello Museum, located in the Palazzo del Popolo, is one of the oldest structures in the city of Florence and dates back to 1255. Throughout history, the building has served as a fortress, a Palace, a...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Casa Buonarroti

4) Casa Buonarroti

The present day building of Casa Buonarroti was once the property of Michelangelo Buonarroti. The building was inherited by his nephew, Lionardo, after his death. However it was Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger, the great nephew of the artist, who converted the house into a museum in honour of his grand uncle. Michelangelo the Younger was so devoted to his great uncle and his work that he hired artists to adorn the place with paintings and frescos. Today, not only is it a museum to display...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Basilica di Santa Croce

5) Basilica di Santa Croce (must see)

The Basilica di Santa Croce is one of the most famous and the largest Francescan churches in the world. Built between the 13th and 14th century, the church flaunts a rich Gothic style of architecture. Also known as the Temple of the Italian Glories, the Basilica is the burial place of Italy’s most recognized, such as – Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo and Rossini. The construction of the present building started in 1294 to replace an older building. Taken care of by some of the...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia

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