Florence Private Guide


It is not necessarily true that museums are boring. Boring can be the words and tone of voice that are used during the tour. The museums themselves are not necessarily boring.

The word museum can sometimes be scary,  but it scares only if the approach to the museum is wrong. A museum contains things that are important to a community because they are the identity of that community. The museums in Florence are a great gift that we have had from the past and that we must preserve.

The works of art contained in the museums of Florence show us the meaning and significance that the word “Florence” has had over the centuries. To be able to understand and to clearly see (due to works in museums) how art has developed over the centuries (starting from a certain type of art and get to another) is absolutely fascinating. For example why at a certain period painters have passed from the golden background to the real landscapes.

The museums of Florence enable us to understand and see this and so much more.

Here are my 6 private guided Tours of the museums:

One of my teachers told us during the course of study: “ The Uffizi is not a large museum but a great museum “. She (Prof. Maria Grazia Zatti) was right!  The responsibility I feel every time during this private tour of the Uffizi Gallery is huge, always, but the opportunity to talk about masterpieces of western art is one of the most beautiful things for those who make my job.
During 1800 was still alive the memory of what was written centuries before: the presence in the Chapel of the Bargello Palace (a medieval Palace) of one of the first portraits of Dante Alighieri (the father of the Italian language) painted by Giotto and his workshop. Well, the discovery of Dante's portrait (a few square inches on a large wall !!) was the motivation for the total restoration of the building which in 1865 became the first national museum... the Bargello Museum.
Some people come to Florence to see at least the Michelangelo's David in the Accademia Gallery. Certainly, this museum is the home of the David, a finished masterpiece, but to understand Michelangelo's technique is necessary to look at what he left unfinished: The Prisoners!
A medieval palace, updated during the Renaissance, defined during the duchy of Cosimo de Medici (the second Duke of Florence and future first Grand Duke of Tuscany) with important internal works ordered to enhance the role of the new master of the city.  
During this private tour we will visit the Crypt (where the Medici Grand Dukes are buried), the Chapel of the Princes (the actual mausoleum, with the cenotaphs of the Grand Dukes) and of course...the Michelangelo's New Sacristy !!    
The New Duomo Museum is a clear example of a "well-done job ". Hundreds of works from 1300 to 1800 that are wonderfully well presented in a "new" designed space with a  modern conception, which makes it easier to use the spaces  Modern high-quality spaces supporting ancient high-quality works.