Florence has a wealth of art, sculpture, and Renaissance wonders to marvel at. None more so than the Uffizi Gallery, and the Statue of David in the Accademia. You could organise the tickets yourself, but if you have one day in Florence, and you don’t want to waste precious hours waiting in a queue, a tour is the way to go.

If you’re only going to Florence once, The Accademia Gallery with the Statue of David and the Uffizi Gallery have to be on your list of things to do. They are two of the most important artistic sights in Florence, and even if you have only a passing interest in art, they are well worth seeing.

Florence in One Day Tour: the best way to see the Uffizi, the Statue of David and the top sights

This tour is hands down the best way to see these museums, and a bit of the city, without the stress. You’ll hear about the history from expert guides. You won’t wait in lines which can save you literally hours. And you won’t need to have your nose in a guidebook, instead of looking up at the beauty that surrounds you.

The Florence in One Day Tour allows you to skip all the queues at the Uffizi and the Accademia and it will also take you past some of the city’s famous sights like the Duomo, Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and the famous Porcellino.

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Statue of David. Photo credit: @pieroor on Pixabay

A professional guide gives you detailed explanations of the artworks and sights you’re passing. How did Michelangelo make the Statue of David? How did Brunelleschi build his magnificent dome on Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral? Why was the Ponte Vecchio like in the middle ages? You’ll get answers to all this and more.

This tour lasts about 6 hours and by the end you will have had a taste of the best that Florence has to offer. It’s good value for money and a great way to acclimatise yourself and put everything in context.

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Florence – Image by Maatkare from Pixabay

Why you’ll love this tour

The Florence in One Day Tour gives you the chance to see Florence’s two most important museums without waiting in queues.

You’ll see the Duomo from the outside. In the Uffizi you’ll see world-famous painters like Botticelli, Da Vinci and Titian. And you’ll get up close to Michelangelo’s Statue of David. Not bad for a day’s work.

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“Allegory of Spring” by Botticelli – Uffizi Gallery

Tips for seeing more of Florence

After a day in Florence, you’ll want to go further afield. If you have the time you also need to fit in a few other highlights.

We highly recommend a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo for its wonderful views over Florence. You can either walk up from the Oltrarno or take a bus to the top. And if you can’t get enough of the city’s famous Duomo we highly recommend a tour of its dome and hidden terraces.

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Florence view from Piazzale Michelangelo

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