Visit Florence and the captivating Statue of David in one day on a Florence small group walking tour with Livitaly in Florence Italy
So I started writing my posts about Florence and soon realised this would take more time than I thought! How can you break down a whole city in to one morning and one afternoon? Or how can you put Florence in one post?
Snippets of History
The Bombing of the via dei Georgofili in Florence
Visit Florence Cathedral
Opposite Vincenzo also pointed out the Gates of Heaven which is the main gate of the Florence Baptistry. Vincenzo described how artists such as Michelangelo were once were amazed by their beauty that portrays scenes from the Old Testament. They were Sculpted by Lorenzo Ghiberti between 1425 and 1452 and installed in Baptistery.
Perhaps one of the most famous works of art is in Florence this makes so if you are visiting this can also be a good excuse to check it out. We were very keen to escape the rain and got back on our route to the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze in search of Michelangelo,s David.
Florence and Michelangelo’s David a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture
We all knew who Michelangelo was and we were all familiar with the statue that had been copied many a time. Nothing prepared me for actually seeing it for the first time. After heading to the front of the queue ( a perk with being on a Livitaly tour) we succeeded in working our way to the corridor of prisoners. Here stand five of Michelangelo’s unfinished works of prisoners with the “pièce de résistance” David at the end.
The statue of David in Florence is breathtaking
The attention to detail was amazing, the gaze in his eyes, the veins in his hands so intricately detailed. I could have stood there for ages admiring him. This is a must see for all art lovers who visit Florence as it is simply breathtaking. The unfinished Prisoners along the gallery gave us an insight into how much work went into carving David, it is astonishing. It is so worth going to must visit Florence and Michelangelo’s David at least once in your lifetime.
Vincenzo was so passionate about Florence and therefore wanted us to know everything! As a result we will have to visit Florence again one day soon to fit more in!
After we headed back to our beautiful Tuscan Villa we were we had a well deserved glass of prosecco. I hope you enjoyed reading about my visit Florence trip? You could also check out the rest of our Tuscany stay in Volterra too.
Thank you also to Livitaly Tours for out tour guide, all thoughts and opinions are my own.