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Private Florence San Marco Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry provided by Caf Tour & Travel

Private Florence San Marco Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Private Florence San Marco Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry
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The captivating discovery of wonderful masterpieces by Beato Angelico, Fra’ Bartolomeo, Domenico Ghirlandaio and other famous Renaissance artists in the suggestive halls of San Marco Dominican convent
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Meet your guide outside the San Marco Museum in central Florence, and admire the exterior of the 15th-century Dominican convent, considered one of Florence’s architectural gems. Hear how the convent is still used by Dominican monks, and how it was commissioned by Cosimo I de 'Medici in the 1400s, with the work entrusted to Michelozzo — one of the greatest architects of the Renaissance. Use your pre-booked ticket to bypass the main entrance lines, and set off on a private tour of the museum. See the Cloister of St. Anthony, and inspect the fresco-painted doors leading to the main halls. Then, admire the frescoes by Dominican monk Fra Angelico (Beato Angelico), a great Renaissance master who once lived in the convent. Continue into the Great Refectory, kitchen, and service areas, and see the works by Fra Bartolomeo, another important Dominican monk and artist of the early 1500s. Step inside the Small Refectory to marvel at the fresco of the Last Supper by Domenico Ghirlandaio, and then head to the monks’ cells to admire the museum’s showpiece: a cycle of frescoes created by Beato Angelico for his confrères monks. Gaze at the stunning frescos, and visit the cell once used by Girolamo Savonarola, a Dominican friar and Renaissance firebrand who was burnt at the stake in Piazza della Signoria in 1498. Learn Savonarola’s story, and then explore the convent Library, home to priceless manuscripts owned by the Medici family. Before or after your visit, take a look around Piazza San Marco, the square where the convent stands. Learn about the buildings from your guide, and stroll to the nearby Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, famous for the Santissima Annunziata church and Spedale degli Innocenti, Europe's oldest orphanage. Your tour ends when you say goodbye to your guide near the starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your guide outside the San Marco Museum in central Florence, and admire the exterior of the 15th-century Dominican convent, considered one of Florence’s architectural gems. Hear how the convent is still used by Dominican monks, and how it was commissioned by Cosimo I de 'Medici in the 1400s, with the work entrusted to Michelozzo — one of the greatest architects of the Renaissance. Use your pre-booked ticket to bypass the main entrance lines, and set off on a private tour of the museum. See the Cloister of St. Anthony, and inspect the fresco-painted doors leading to the main halls. Then, admire the frescoes by Dominican monk Fra Angelico (Beato Angelico), a great Renaissance master who once lived in the convent. Continue into the Great Refectory, kitchen, and service areas, and see the works by Fra Bartolomeo, another important Dominican monk and artist of the early 1500s. Step inside the Small Refectory to marvel at the fresco of the Last Supper by Domenico Ghirlandaio, and then head to the monks’ cells to admire the museum’s showpiece: a cycle of frescoes created by Beato Angelico for his confrères monks. Gaze at the stunning frescos, and visit the cell once used by Girolamo Savonarola, a Dominican friar and Renaissance firebrand who was burnt at the stake in Piazza della Signoria in 1498. Learn Savonarola’s story, and then explore the convent Library, home to priceless manuscripts owned by the Medici family. Before or after your visit, take a look around Piazza San Marco, the square where the convent stands. Learn about the buildings from your guide, and stroll to the nearby Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, famous for the Santissima Annunziata church and Spedale degli Innocenti, Europe's oldest orphanage. Your tour ends when you say goodbye to your guide near the starting point.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 2428P123
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local professional Guide at your side
  • Earphones for groups of more than 7 participants
  • San Marco Museum skip-the-line tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Museo di San Marco
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Everything not mentioned as Included
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • San Marco Museum, Piazza San Marco, 3, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy Entrance Time between 09.00 am and 11.00 am Meeting with the guide at the entrance of San Marco Museum (Piazza San Marco nr 3)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local professional Guide at your side
  • Earphones for groups of more than 7 participants
  • San Marco Museum skip-the-line tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Museo di San Marco
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Everything not mentioned as Included
Departure details
  • San Marco Museum, Piazza San Marco, 3, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy Entrance Time between 09.00 am and 11.00 am Meeting with the guide at the entrance of San Marco Museum (Piazza San Marco nr 3)
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 3, 2021
A note from Private Florence San Marco Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry
From August 6, 2021, participants over 12 years old, must present a EU Green Pass or their own country document to proof one of the following: full vaccination; first vaccination at least 15 days ago; Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months; Negative test made until 48 hours before the tour starts.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    San Marco Museum
    Piazza San Marco, 3, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy
    Entrance Time between 09.00 am and 11.00 am Meeting with the guide at the entrance of San Marco Museum (Piazza San Marco nr 3)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Museo di San Marco
    Stop: 105 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Fun way to see the sights in and around Florence!
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