Explore one of the world's greatest masterpieces done by the best artist in the history of Italy. This historic tour will give you the privilege to "skip-the-line" and obtain a priority entrance ticket to the Uffizi gallery. There you'll be stunned by paintings done by even more talented artists, like Giotto, Filippo Lippi, Raphael, and Caravaggio.
The guide will start off with a little history of Uffizi Gallery, which used to house the administrative and legal offices before it became a gallery. Learn about the Medici, who hosted & sponsored a majority of artistic masterpieces in Florence.
After entering, the guide will show you the portrait of Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, the last surviving member of the Medici family, who was responsible for donating all of the family's collections to the city.
As you climb the grand staircase to the top floor, where the museum collections begin, the guide will explain the architecture of the museum and fascinate you with the secrets, legends and other various interesting bits of information behind the many paintings on display in this gallery.
The first hall contains works by Giotto, Cimabue, and Duccio di Buoninsegna. You'll see and learn about the paintings of Venus de Milo by Botticelli, the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and the only panel painting in the world by Michelangelo from the guide.
Along with the local and art expert guide, discover the Uffizi and its masterpieces in an interesting and fun way, where the artists and their paintings are brought to life. Ultimately knowing some of the whos, whats, and whys will enrich any visit to this museum.