Why should I do a guided gallery tour?

Walk through some of the world’s most famous galleries and learn about the history of the artworks.

Galleries are beautiful places to walk through to see artwork from over the hundreds of years from well known famous artists.

While travelling through Italy, there are so many galleries to visit with options to do guided tours. But are guided gallery tours worth it? We certainly think the guided tours of galleries are worth it!

Here are some of the perks and reasons why you should be doing guided gallery tours.

Skip the lines

Pretty much every guided gallery tour includes an entry ticket with skip the line. This is a great perk to save your time as some lines into the galleries can take a couple of hours!

Learn more about the history and see the highlights

A tour guide knows so much history about the galleries and sees the highlights within a few hours. Tour guides can tell you a lot of information and history on certain art pieces

Private tours

There are also private tours available which can be even better than a tour group with other people. Private tours allow you to spend one on one time with the tour guide for a chance to ask all your questions. Private tours are also catered around you, so you can pick and choose what you would like to do and see.

Guided tour only access

Some tours have access to sections of galleries that the general public won’t have access to. This will depend on the gallery and the tour you are looking to book with, but it’s a nice bonus to have!

What galleries should I visit in Florence?

Florence has some of the best galleries to visit, with world famous artwork scattered inside.

• Gallerie Degli Uffizi

Walk through one of the finest art galleries in the country and see some stunning paintings inside the Uffizi Gallery. Without a doubt, visiting this gallery is a must to see famous artworks, including Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus painting. There are other amazing paintings and sculptures, and overall the building’s architecture is worth seeing.

• Galleria dell’Accademia
The Uffizi Gallery is the most popular museum in Florence with artworks from Titan, Botticelli, and Caravaggio. With artwork from the Middle Ages to the modern era, there is something for everyone to see.

• Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

This is the chance for you to see the famous statue of Michelangelo’s David at Accademia Gallery! Thousands of people come to the gallery to see the iconic white marble statue that stands tall in the middle of the room.

Other highlights Accademia Gallery has include Michelangelo’s sculptures of the Hall of Prisoners and Botticelli’s Renaissance painting of the Madonna of the Sea.

If you can, it is worth seeing the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery in Florence on a guided tour! You can book a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and then do a guided afternoon tour of the Accademia Gallery.

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