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Tours from Home: Highlights of the Uffizi Gallery

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1 hour

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Why take this online tour?

Journey into the heart of the Galleria degli Uffizi and into the minds of famed Italian artists including Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and the incomparable Leonardo Da Vinci. Spend the hour with a leading Uffizi guide as they bring to life the purpose, meaning, and conceptions of the most famed collection of Renaissance art in the world, as well as the fascinating struggle for power and prestige among both artists and their patrons in Renaissance Italy.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Engage with a leading expert guide who will share stories of the Uffizi Galleria, its wondrous masterpieces, and the artists who adorned its interior.
  • Created with Sketch.Learn the secrets to Michelangelo, Botticelli, Da Vinci, and Raphael’s artistry and their patrons.
  • Created with Sketch.Spend time with a local Florentine who has spent years studying and leading visitors around the city.
  • Created with Sketch.Join in conversation with others from around the world and ask the experts all your burning questions.
  • Created with Sketch.Connect to this live online experience from the comfort of your own home.

Step into the beating heart of the Renaissance

The year is 1821 and the renowned Italian city of Florence is experiencing a balmy summer. Suddenly, in the midst of a crowded gallery, a slightly disoriented lady faints - eyes fluttering back, limbs going limp, right in front of Botticelli’s masterpiece, The Birth of Venus. Other patrons quickly run to her aid as museum staff assure them that this is a common occurrence here at the Uffizi. The diagnosis is Stendahl’s Syndrome, or Florence Syndrome - a state of psychosomatic illness that overcomes some who see incomparable beauty in the masterpieces before them. For anyone who has visited the Uffizi gallery, this “disease” is hard to discount.

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The year is 1821 and the renowned Italian city of Florence is experiencing a balmy summer. Suddenly, in the midst of a crowded gallery, a slightly disoriented lady faints - eyes fluttering back, limbs going limp, right in front of Botticelli’s masterpiece, The Birth of Venus. Other patrons quickly run to her aid as museum staff assure them that this is a common occurrence here at the Uffizi. The diagnosis is Stendahl’s Syndrome, or Florence Syndrome - a state of psychosomatic illness that overcomes some who see incomparable beauty in the masterpieces before them. For anyone who has visited the Uffizi gallery, this “disease” is hard to discount.

On this live online tour, see the wonders of this Florentine museum in the company of a local Florentine who has spent years studying the history and culture of this beloved city, as well as guiding visitors through its most celebrated museum. With a true talent for storytelling, your guide will expose you to the many pieces of art throughout the halls. As they broadcast this tour from their home in Florence, learn of the Master artists' techniques, the artistic license they executed, and the composition showcased in their work. Not only will you hear of the artists but also their wealthy patrons, who for decades have commissioned pieces that would display their power and prominence.

Over the hour, your guide (a licensed, esteemed profession in Italy) will share the secrets and stories of their life working within the Uffizi Galleria - divulging what they have come to learn in their studies and share often overlooked articles of interest.

Uncover the legacies in Raphael, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, among others. Touted as one of the largest collections of Renaissance art, the Uffizi’s walls may be covered but the unrevealed stories behind these works further confirm the monumental importance of not only Italian culture, but the culture of humankind.

Expressing gratitude to your guide through gratuities has never been easier—now featuring an online tipping portal!

All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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I have been to the Uffizi with my family, but that was a few years ago. This tour brought back many lovely memories, and I thought the guide was amazing! I really would like to visit again when things go back to some state of normalcy. But this tour was brilliant in that it showcased so many wonderful works of art in a building that, itself, is a work of art! Thank you! :)

Fantastic choice of paintings! Equally fantastic commentary!

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