Florence: Early Bird Walking Tour & Accademia Visit (David)

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See the top sights in Florence on a guided walking tour. Enter the Accademia Gallery with skip-the-line access and marvel at Michelangelo's David.


Take a walk through the piazzas of Florence and learn about the city’s fascinating history on this 3-hour program. Admire the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore which has a unique flower-shaped plan and the biggest masonry dome in the world – the marvel of the architect Filippo Brunellesch. Admire the Duomo and Accademia Gallery, both popular attractions in Florence. Enjoy skip-the-line access at the Accademia to see Michelangelo's David and more. Learn of the stories about the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the oldest building of the city with its splendid Gates of Paradise. Stroll around Dante’s district and enter the 1,000-year old church where the father of Italian language met the love and muse of his life. Visit Orsanmichele, the quintessential Florentine church, and learn how a market was transformed into a church. Rub the snout of a little bronze boar in Loggia del Porcellino and make a wish to come back to Florence. Cross Ponte Vecchio bridge, stopping to admire the tiny jewelry shops that used to be butcher stalls. Ponte Vecchio is the symbol of the city and the oldest bridge in town famous for its jewelers' shops hanging over the Arno River. Take a look at the government palace, Palazzo Vecchio. a medieval fortress with the prison for the most dangerous criminals and the old residence of the Medici family. Continue to Dante's district and to Orsanmichele Church to see its faded frescoes and intricate tabernacle, framing the Madonna and Child. Finish the walking tour in the political centre of Florence Piazza della Signoria, a museum under the open sky with many original sculptures created by Renaissance artists.