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Beyond DAVID, the Creation Process, the Spiritual Research by a native florentine

museum visit

Beyond DAVID, the Creation Process, the Spiritual Research by a native florentine

277 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian
museum visit

Beyond DAVID, the Creation Process, the Spiritual Research by a native florentine

museum visit

Beyond DAVID, the Creation Process, the Spiritual Research by a native florentine

277 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

High profile tour, for who wants more: after the meeting point in the "Christian Book" shop (in front of the museum entrance) we will enter in the Academy. The first part of the visit includes an introduction to Michelangelo's philosophical approach (thanks to his young stay with the Medici family) which contemplates the union of opposites: this aspect is at the root of many of Michelangelo's works, such as those expressed in the Sistine Chapel (for this the tour is highly recommended for those who subsequently go to see the Vatican Chapel or for those who have just been there). Finally we contemplate at a distance the "giant" symbol of Florence and the Renaissance and we will discover his history but also what hides behind David: why David was so important at that time? Why is it so important today in art history as to be considered one of the symbols of western thought? Then it will be an opportunity to see how Michelangelo exceeds the perfection of David with his "Prigioni" (the slavers): these statues express a different style and tension (to say the contrary) compared to the David that is the pinnacle of his youthful journey: the so-called "unfinished way", an artistic reason with profound philosophical roots will accompany the artist's maturity until his death. By choosing this experience, easily understandable because it is aimed at the whole family, you will see a unique, yet unpublished, perspective of an art history researcher on Michelangelo's work: for this you will come to an exclusive knowledge also to understand our contemporary time.

Your host

Mario Gesu

Mario Gesu

I m native florentine. I have been working as an official tourist guide since 2011, joining my activity as an actor of the Divine Comedy by Dante. In the low season I m a researcher of art history at the National Library of Florence. At the moment I am engaged in a publication, the second one, which concerns an important cycle of frescoes in the Florentine basilica of Santa Trinita: the intention is to bring out a new vision to give light to the iconological meaning, not yet emerged and therefore hidden behind pictures, concerning esoterical and magical aspects (I recently transformed my object of study into an airbnb experience!). With the arrival of summer I love to share the knowledge acquired in the winter season with that specific curiosity of the guests full of expectations!

What's included

Tickets
I provide the skip the line ticket at the meeting point: you repay me for the its cost of 16€. So to the experience price…
Equipment
If we are more than 7 participants I WILL PROVIDE RADIOS with hearphones to better hear the explanation.

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Where you'll be

We will visit the Accademia museum: essentially the hall where Michelangelo's statues are placed. At the end of the visit, visitors will be able to stay comfortably to continue the visit of the museum independently (through 5 more big rooms of Renaissance and Middle ages painting)

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

AT THE EXPERIENCE COST MUST BE ADDED 16 € OF THE TICKETS PRICE. I will provide the tickets and you ll repay me by cash at the meeting point (it s better to prepare the right money cash before the tour: if you are a couple bring 2 € in coin with you). At the museum: under 18 years free entry (YOU MUST PAY ONLY 4 € EACH FOR THE RESERVATION TO SKIPE THE LINE), European citizens between 18 and 25 years € 2 (plus 4 eu to skip the line tickets) Experience start time may be change. No limit age for the tour, everybody can partecipate. BETWEEN 7 AND 17 YEARS OLD HALF PRICE EXPERIENCE COST: you ll pay directly at the meeting point. Please write me before the tour s day if anybody under 18 years old partecipate, in that case BRING WITH YOU THE KIDS ID CARD if you can take your EARPHONES with you Eventually TIPS well accepted.
Mario Gesu
Beyond DAVID, the Creation Process, the Spiritual Research by a native florentine
277 reviews
From $22/person
277 reviews
From $22/person