If you've only seen the most handsome man in Florence, the David, in photos, but you also want to enjoy the city and learn more about Tuscany's famous food, then this is the right tour for you. Don't be daunted by the artistic subject. This is not your typical dry, boring art history lecture but an experience that blends learning with enjoyment. This tour is designed for first time visitors to Florence.
We will skip the line at the Accademia Gallery, David's home for the last five hundred years. While standing by the feet of Michelangelo's magnificent marble statue, I will share with you the statue's amazing history, its many secrets, and even the history of its troubled yet gifted creator, the great Michelangelo Buonarotti. In the Hall of Prisoners, when you see the sculptures you will appreciate the unfinished "slaves".
After the visit to the Accademia, we will walk to Piazza della Repubblica and begin our Highlights of Florence part of the tour. Piazza della Repubblica is the oldest square in the city,