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Michelangelo Buonarotti was called “divine“ during his lifetime. Indeed, his sculptures are timeless masterpieces. It's impossible to stay emotionless looking at Michelangelo's David, Bacchus or Night especially with guide's explanations! With the Florence Michelangelo Tour you will discover the genius of Michelangelo, who mainly made sculptures here in Florence. His works are kept in three of the most important museums in the city: the Bargello National Museum, the Accademia Gallery and the Medici Chapels (New Sacristy).
What we will see together in our Florence Michelangelo tour:
-The Bargello National Museum: the building, erected in the 13th century, was the seat of the Council of Justice; in 1865 it was turned into a National Museum and now some of Michelangelo’s masterpieces are preserved here: the Bacchus, the Brutus, the David-Apollo and the Pitti Tondo. Some other awesome works are here, such as the wonderful bronze statue of David by Donatello and the David by Verrocchio.
-The Accademia Gallery: it is the emblem of Florence’s museums. You will marvel at the statue of David by Michelangelo and you will learn its story from 1501 to 1504, when the statue was moved to Piazza della Signoria. The museum also houses Michelangelo’s famous and unfinished Prigioni, which were commissioned for the tomb of Giulio II and are still trapped in the unfinished marble.
– The Medici Chapels: we’ll round off our tour with the mausoleum of the Medici family which was built next to the San Lorenzo church, where Michelangelo worked for many years creating the New Sacristy. Michelangelo produced the monumental tombs with allegorical figures to represent the triumph of the Medici over the passing of time. In particular, the artist realised Night and Day on the tomb of Giuliano, Duke of Nemours and Dusk and Dawn on the tomb of Lorenzo, Duke of Urbino.