Ausflüge in Lucca: Visit the Accademia Gallery with our guides. Immerse yourself in Michelangelo’s art and enjoy his most famous work, the statue of David, and other important masterpieces. The young Michelangelo sculpted the statue of David in three years, starting from a huge block of rough marble. The result was an absolutely beautiful, imposing sculpture, the real icon of the Renaissance ideal. He portrayed a magnificent nude young man in his full physical vigor, whose intense expression of force and courage, which stemmed from his absolute faith in God, was taken as a symbol of the power and invincibility of the Republic of Florence at the height of its splendor.
Afterwards you will visit the Uffizi, that housed in the former “uffizi” or “offices” of the Medici Family. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the works of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and many more. You will recognize original world-famous paintings you have seen in books, magazines, and on TV close-ups. You will learn about the secrets of the artists’ craft, techniques and tools.
Looking at the most famous artworks of the period, you will be able to understand why Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance.
Meeting/pick-up point: Train from Lucca to Florence at 8:30am. Meeting Point in Florence is in Via Ricasoli, 58/60 (reserved ticket entrance gate, Accademia Gallery) at 11:15am.
End point: Uffizi Gallery Museum, entrance gate number 3.
Duration: 6 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8:30am.
End/closing time: At 2pm. Shuttle from Florence at 8:30pm, inside Santa Maria Novella train station (in front of the pharmacy), to Lucca, inside Porta Sant'Anna - Piazzale Verdi (near tourist office).
Languages: English and Spanish from Tuesday to Sunday. French and German on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Others: Earphones will be provided only for groups with over 15 participants. Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs.