Florence: Follow the Footsteps of the Iconic Michelangelo's David

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 4 km
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Duration 2h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Trace the history of Michelangelo's David with this captivating in-app audio tour
  • Reveal the David's connection to the city's politics and the fall of the Medici family
  • Find out how old Michelangelo was when he crafted the David statue
  • Learn how the image of the Biblical King David was changing with time
  • Look for the lost garden where Lorenzo the Magnificent kept his collection of ancient statues
Discover the story of Michelangelo's David guided by this engaging in-app audio tour! This tour takes you on a journey around the center of Florence through the story of its greatest treasure – David of Michelangelo! Our adventure begins in a beautiful square with a medieval church, Piazza Trinita. This spot takes you to the origins of David as a Biblical hero. When you reach the stunning Piazza del Duomo, you'll discover the story of the Opera del Duomo Museum and learn how the young Michelangelo was honored with the mission of carving David out of capricious marble. Standing on Piazza della Signoria, you will have all the time in the world to marvel at the hero guarding the Palazzo Vecchio, and to listen to why this particular artwork is so unique. Our route will then lead us to the Medici Riccardi Palace, which was visited by Michelangelo when he was 16 – and can be visited by you anytime, as a museum. Through Piazza San Marco, you will reach the Galleria dell'Accademia, where the original David of Michelangelo is housed. Our tour ends at the Casa Buonarotti Museum located in the family home acquired by Michelangelo himself. On your way to this last spot, you will listen to the stories about the genius' life and reveal the secrets of his enigmatic personality. Let's begin the adventure if you can't wait to know Michelangelo and David better!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Short summary of the Florentine museum collections to help you choose the most desired one
  • Headphones — you should bring your own
  • Entrance tickets to attractions — you can visit them on your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Basilica di Santa Trinita
Piazza di Santa Trinita
Casa Buonarroti
Via Ghibellina, 70
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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