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David & Florence Highlights

Florence, Italy

Experience hosted by Duccio

2.5 hoursHosted in English and Italian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes tickets and equipment

What you'll do

A private experience to get THE VERY BEST OF FLORENCE!
My tour combines the visit of the Accademia Gallery, where you will admire MICHELANGELO'S DAVID and a walking tour in the city center to the discovery of THE MAIN ARTISTIC TREASURES OF FLORENCE!

At the Accademia Gallery, I will let you know the tormented life of an artist who has left an indelible mark in the Italian Renaissance.
In front of the four "Prisoners" or "Slaves" in the corridor leading to the tribune that houses David you'll feel the energy that these enormous nudes transmit. The unfinished marble sculptures, with their twisting movement, perfectly express the tension of the artist, his internal struggle and his deep passion and knowledge in human anatomy!
You will then discover the story behind David, the difficulties faced by Michelangelo to sculpt it, the philosophical and political implications that this undisputed masterpiece assumed in Florence's Renaissance.

Once outside the Accademia Gallery you'll admire the very highlights of Florence: Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, Piazzale degli Uffizi and the bank of the river Arno, where you'll take beautiful pictures of the famous Ponte Vecchio!
MUST DO IT!!!

* BEFORE BOOKING THE EXPERIENCE, PLEASE CONTACT ME IN PRIVATE: I MUST CHECK THE AVAILABILITY OF TICKETS FOR THE ACCADEMIA GALLERY *
*LOOKING FOR OTHER DATES? PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE!*
Other things to note
-Remember to bring cash/credit card to buy your ticket (€ 16. NOT INCLUDED)
-Bring the ID of each participant under 18 to get the free ticket. Participants under 18 must also pay the reservation fee (€ 4)
-If it's possible for you to do the Experience ON ANOTHER TIME/DAY, please CONTACT ME!
A private experience to get THE VERY BEST OF FLORENCE!
My tour combines the visit of the Accademia Gallery, where you will admire MICHELANGELO'S DAVID and a walking tour in the city center to the discovery of THE MAIN ARTISTIC TREASURES OF FLORENCE!

At the Accademia Gallery, I will let you know the tormented life of an artist who has left an indelible mark in the Italian Renaissance.
In front of the four "Prisoners" or "Slav…

What's included

  • Tickets
    BEFORE BOOKING, remember to CONTACT ME IN PRIVATE: I will check the availab...
  • Equipment
    If the group will consist of more than 7 participants I will provide radio...

Meet your host, Duccio

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 41 Reviews
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Ciao! My name is Duccio, I'm an archaeologist and a licensed tourist guide of Florence and its Province since 2011.
I was born and raised in Tuscany, a region that I love and that gave birth to my most illustrious namesake, the Sienese painter Duccio di Buoninsegna. After graduating in Classics at the University of Pisa, I got a Specialization degree in Aegean Civilizations. Tuscany is the heart of the Etruscan Civilization, which I could investigate in various archaeological campaigns. Florence has a glorious past since its Roman foundation, a few decades before the birth of Christ. Today it's mostly known as the 'Cradle of the Renaissance', but this is just one of the aspects that make it famous! My aim is to show you the wealth of my city from another point of view. If you want to enjoy Florence off the beaten path I'm your guide!
Ciao! My name is Duccio, I'm an archaeologist and a licensed tourist guide of Florence and its Province since 2011.
I was born and raised in Tuscany, a region that I love and that gave birth to my most illustrious namesake, the Sienese painter Duccio di Buoninsegna. After graduating in Classics at the University of Pisa, I got a Specialization degree in Aegean Civilizations. Tuscany is the heart of the Etruscan Civilization, which I could investigate in various archaeological campaigns. Fl…
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Where you'll be

You'll visit the Accademia Gallery SKIPPING THE LINE: you'll collect your TICKET (NOT INCLUDED) already BOOKED IN ADVANCE! Here you'll admire some of Michelangelo's most splendid marble sculptures: THE PRISONERS, SAINT MATTHEW, and of course the gigantic and wonderful DAVID!
You'll continue the experience through the streets and the most beautiful squares of Florence: Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazzale degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Amanda
October 2020
Our Family would give Duccio a 5 rating based on his extensive knowledge of art culture history and especially Michelangelo. He’s clearly an expert and passionate about the art history. However we give him a 3 rating from the standpoint of engagement with our family. He didn’t engage or try to entertain our 12 and 14 year old daughters which was a little disappointing. So overall a 4 rating as an average.
Our Family would give Duccio a 5 rating based on his extensive knowledge of art culture history and especially Michelangelo. He’s clearly an expert and passionate about the art his…
Janet
October 2020
We had an excellent informative tour with Duccio. His knowledge is amazing and he shared so much with us that we would have missed without having Duccio as our guide. We would definitely recommend Duccio.
Sarah
June 2020
Duccio is a fantastic guide! He really brings to life the art and history of Florence. Participating in this tour post COVID allowed for a personalized experience and no lines! Definitely recommend this tour!
Katherine
February 2020
Duccio offered such great insight about the history of Florence! We learned so much as we walked around the city, and especially as we toured the Accademia. Duccio’s knowledge of Michelangelo and his works was unrivaled. Seeing the David statue and learning so much about it was a highlight of our trip. Great experience!
Duccio offered such great insight about the history of Florence! We learned so much as we walked around the city, and especially as we toured the Accademia. Duccio’s knowledge of M…
Ryan
February 2020
We really enjoyed our time with Duccio. He obviously has a very deep love & expertise for the art & history of Florence. He was able to give amazing detail & background on so many of the things we saw & answer any additional questions we threw at him. Duccio could give a university lecture on David if you asked! We were hesitant to book a David tour, since I had read that the Accademia doesn’t offer much else to the average tourist (which definitely describes us). So, this tour, which combined David & the city, was a great way to learn a lot of info in 1 afternoon. Duccio was very flexible & helpful arranging the tour. He is an absolutely world class guide. If you really want to learn Florentine history & art from an academic expert, spend an afternoon with Duccio.
We really enjoyed our time with Duccio. He obviously has a very deep love & expertise for the art & history of Florence. He was able to give amazing detail & background on so many…
Bill
February 2020
Duccio was incredibly knowledgeable about all areas of our tour. I highly recommend him for anyone wishing to understand the history of Florence and it great artisans.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

a camera