The explanation of our guide includes a detailed introduction about the life of
Michelangelo and his extraordinary era.
The journey through the halls of the Academy begins in the hall of the Colossus
where you will admire the model for The Rape of the Sabine Women by
Giambologna, which is now exhibited in the Loggia dei Lanzi, and other beautiful
works made by Perugino, Filippino Lippi, Pontormo, Bronzino and Domenico
Ghirlandaio. In the gallery of the Prisoners you could look closely at the giant
unfinished by Michelangelo going up with your eyes and soul towards the perferction
of the David kept gelously in the Tribune.
On the way towards piazza della Signoria our guide will show you suggestive alleys
getting to piazza del Duomo to contemplate the huge dome by brunelleshi and the
bell tower designed by Giotto.
The tour will end in piazza della Signoria that was the center of civic and political
life of the Florentines. Here people gathered called by the tolling of the bell of the
Palazzo Vecchio to hear and approve the decisions taken by the lordship. Therefore
in front of the most impressive palace let’s close your eyes to live as a citizen in
Florence long time ago.