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Florence Travel Magic With The Roman Guy: Best Uffizi Museum Private Tour – Don’t Miss It!


Florence Travel Magic With The Roman Guy: Best Uffizi Museum Private Tour - Don't Miss It!

If you are planning a trip to Florence, Italy in then you absolutely have to book a tour at the Uffizi with The Roman Guy! My husband and I have been to Italy on more than one occasion, but we always make it a point to check out the Uffizi in Florence – it always refreshes and elevates the spirit. The Uffizi museum is actually one of the oldest museums in the world, the palace was constructed in the 1500’s to hold the offices of the Florentine magistrates – and the building alone is a grand work of art.

When we are traveling in Italy, we always make it a point to book all of our tours with The Roman Guy since they have no close second. Their private tours are always so much fun and convenient – we never fail to come away from them wiser and happier than when we began! You never have to wait in long lines and our guides are always prompt, knowledgeable and polite. Tours are so much more enjoyable when you have an expert guide who is thoroughly interested in what you are viewing, instead of just reading off facts from note cards.

I have traveled around the world, and been on more tours than I can count – but I can honestly say that the guide from The Roman Guy, Elena, that met us at the Uffizi was the best tour guide I have ever come across! Elena was truly a delight, and she was so passionate about the artwork and her comprehensive understanding of the life and times about which she spoke was simply awesome. My husband and I had so much fun with Elena that the three hours whizzed by, and we were sad when the private tour was over.

DSC_2446The Roman Guy’s private tour of the Uffizi kicked off at the central part of the galleries – known as “The Tribuna.” We were able to enjoy some of the most famous pieces of art in the world, including some of Botticelli’s priceless pieces like the Renaissance painting “Birth of Venus,” and the controversial piece “Primavera.”

Florence Travel Magic With The Roman Guy: Best Uffizi Museum Private Tour - Don't Miss It!

Over the years critics have explored the “Primavera” extensively, and a lot of controversy has been stirred up over the mythological men and women that Botticelli painted in what appears to be a garden. Once we were done taking in Botticelli’s breathtaking artwork, we traveled to the “Annunciation” which is one of the iconic Leonardo Da Vinci’s historical paintings, which features Gabriel and the Virgin Mary.

Florence Travel Magic With The Roman Guy: Best Uffizi Museum Private Tour - Don't Miss It!

Whenever we hear of Michelangelo, we all automatically think of the Sistine Chapel and his magnificent and massive painting on the ceiling (which we also took in during a private tour of The Vatican with a guide from The Roman Guy), but there are so many other exquisite pieces of art from Michelangelo. The Uffizi houses Michelangelo’s painting “Tondo Doni,” and our guide explained to us that “Tondo Doni” was actually painted four years BEFORE Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel!

Florence Travel Magic With The Roman Guy: Best Uffizi Museum Private Tour - Don't Miss It!

Once our guide was able to pry my husband and I away from Michelangelo’s paintings, we visited some of Caravaggio and Titian’s artwork before we took a brief break and travelled up to the roof to take in the scenery. From the roof of the Uffizi the view of Florence is majestic and you can admire the Brunelleschi Dome (also known as the ‘Duomo’) in all of its magnificent glory. The Brunelleschi is a work of art all in its own, and an architectural masterpiece. It is so large that the massive shadow seems covers the entire city of Florence.

Florence Travel Magic With The Roman Guy: Best Uffizi Museum Private Tour - Don't Miss It!

After our trip to the roof, our guide from The Roman Guy took us back into the Uffizi to finish ogling the artwork. The museum houses an impressive collection of Raphael’s pieces – which includes his iconic painting “Madonna del Cardellino.” We learned that the Raphael was actually shattered in to dozens of pieces during an earthquake many years ago and was carefully put back together, piece by piece. In the early 2000’s a restoration team worked on the piece for nearly 10 years, and now it looks as good as new!

The Uffizi also has an impressive collection of statues and sculptures, like Baccio Bandinelli’s rendition of the “Laocoon.” Our tour guide saved the best for last, and we concluded out private tour with the classical statues – which are rumored to have inspired the entire Renaissance period, changing the course of history.

My husband and I have visited many museums in Italy throughout the years, but this outing was by far my favorite. I have always admired great paintings and artwork but my guide from The Roman Guy was superior in both knowledge and passion about the Uffizi collections that her love for the masterpieces was literally contagious and she helped me discover a whole new fondness for the art. I highly recommend booking a private tour of the Uffizi with The Roman Guy for a fascinating, memorable and truly an eye-opening experience! Tours with The Roman Guy always feel like a special event in which the client’s comfort and engagement is assured – you always come away knowing you will book with The Roman Guy again!


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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    Sounds like Florence is a lovely place to visit. I would love to go someday.

  2. Elizabeth O. says

    I’d love to see “Birth of Venus” in person someday. I really like that painting, and Florence’s culture in total. They are very artistic. Hopefully I can visit in the future.

  3. Christine - The Choosy Mommy says

    I visited Florence 5 years ago and loved every minute of being there! I wish I could’ve stayed longer but we were traveling all of Italy so our stops were short and sweet. We are planning our next trip there though, so I will be sure to check this out!

  4. Kam Kay says

    What a beautiful place to visit! Would love to visit Florence sometime.

  5. jo says

    Whoah! Lucky you! It would be a sweet place to visit. And The Roman Guy? I thought it was just a nickname. LOL. I would definitely need a tour guide so I’ll know more about the real stories and not just go there to take photos. LOL.

  6. Amanda says

    Wow, this sounds like not only an absolutely amazing museum, but a great tour experience as a whole. I hope to get to Italy one day!

  7. Jennifer Clay says

    I love anything that has to do with greek mythology so I know that I would really enjoy this museum! I hope to be able to travel one day. This is on my wish list!

  8. Liz Mays says

    It would be so nice to do some exploring and learning with this tour. I love learning about this stuff!

  9. Maria Teresa Figuerres says

    I’m not really fond of visiting museums, but for this one, I would have to make an exception . We’ll keep this place in mind if and when we happen to visit Italy.

  10. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says

    I’d love to visit Florence one day. One thing I’ll do for sure is to visit art and painting museums. Should not miss some of history’s most famous artists and some of the art world’s greatest masterpieces!

  11. rika says

    I’ve been to Florence.. Its a beautiful city , so many memories. I always want to go back

  12. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    That artwork is so beautiful. I especially love the sculpture. I’ve always found sculpture to be so amazing.

  13. Jeanette says

    I have never bent Florence myself, but that museum looks outstanding! I have alway wanted to see something original from Michelangelo. I can’t wait to go sometime and visit!

  14. Ashleigh Walls says

    To travel there must be amazing! What a beautiful museum to check out, that art is so wonderful.

  15. Mykidsguide says

    Florence is one of the places I dreamed of visiting even when I was a child. My husband and I are planning to visit it next year.

  16. Shaney Vijendranath says

    Haven’t been there but it is on my bucket list! I’m saving for a trip overseas, really want to travel soon and just take out amazing pictures.

  17. Ourfamilyworld says

    I have never been to Florence, but I would love to visit this one day. I love the works of Michelangelo and I would love to see some of them for myself.

  18. HilLesha says

    How beautiful! It has always been a dream of mine to travel to Florence, Italy.

  19. Bonnie @ wemake7 says

    That’s a great looking museum and I love all the art you shared. I would to visit that one.

  20. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I have always wanted to go to Florence. It looks so beautiful there and the museums would be a dream come true.

  21. Dina says

    I went to Rome last year. I lloved it. I wish we’d have booked a guide because I think we would have learned more. We walked all over that beautiful city. It was amazing.

  22. Dhemz Apdian - Dias says

    wow, what an awesome place to visit. I love visiting to museum like this where they have unique exhibits.

  23. Uplifting Families says

    He sounds like an amazing tour guide. All the photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your trip.

  24. Michele D says

    I’ve never been but I would love to one day. That museum looks amazing and so beautiful. Your a lucky gal!

  25. Chubskulit Rose says

    Those art pieces are gorgeous. I love visiting places like this! My daughter who is into Art would love this place.

  26. Tami says

    I’m not much of an art enthusiast. However, some of these caught my eye and one even made me laugh even though it was supposed to be scary.

  27. Manu Kalia says

    Wow. I’ve never been in a great museum but this would be a awesome opportunity to visit with the kids.

  28. Bradley Finnearty says

    Than museum looks like it would be very interesting to visit. Italy looks wonderful and I wish I had got to go when I was in the Air Force, but was not able to.

  29. Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green says

    Florence sounds like the place to be. I’m sure the food there is amazing and the art and culture are things I’ve only read about. Great trip.

  30. Jessica Simms says

    I’ve never been to Rome before but would LOVE to go,. My aunt lived there for a few years and said it was breath taking.

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