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The Four Greatest Renaissance Artists
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello. Popularized in modern times by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' homage, these four great artists are the most well-known maestro (masters) of the Renaissance period. Gaze upon and appreciate their sublime artistry, preserved throughout the centuries. Choose from a selection of VELTRA tours and activities, have a culturally enlightening holiday and see these spectacular masterpieces with your own eyes.
💡 Get to Know the Masters
🖌 Leonardo Da Vinci is heralded as a true Renaissance Man—an artist, inventor, draftsman and polymath, his best-known masterpieces include the Mona Lisa (housed in the Louvre in Paris), The Last Supper and his sketch of the Vitruvian Man. 2020 marks the 500th death anniversary of this legendary icon. Learn more about him here.

🖌 Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known simply as Michelangelo, is another well-known Renaissance Man. An architect, artist, poet and engineer, he is said to have been the greatest living artist in his lifetime. He is best known for his sculpture of David and famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel depicting the scenes from Genesis (on the ceiling) and The Last Judgment (on the altar wall). Check out our favorite Michelangelo tours.

🖌 Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, more commonly known as Raphael, was a painter and architect. He was the only one who was not from Florence and he also died much younger than the other 3, but he was a very prolific artist. His most famous works include his paintings of the Madonna of the Pinks, Saint George and the Dragon, Sistine Madonna, The School of Athens and many others housed in the Raphael Rooms in the Vatican.

🖌 Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, or Donatello, was a sculptor whose most well-known works include his bronze sculpture of David, bronze roundel of Chellini Madonna (The Virgin and Child with Four Angels) and wooden sculpture of Penitent Magdalene.
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  1. Discover the best of Milan on a walking tour with an expert guide. Enjoy skip-the-line access to Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper, and the Duomo, one of Milan's most recognizable landmarks, on this half-day tour.
    English Available

    From USD99.73

    Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Beat the crowds and get more time to soak in the sights with faster than skip-the-line Vatican Museums tickets. Peer at the Sistine Chapel's iconic frescoes and marvel at intricate works of art with priority access St. Peter's Basilica tickets.

    From USD77.57

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. Save time and see the best of Vatican City and Rome in a day! Explore ancient ruins with Colosseum tickets and take in timeless art on a skip the line Vatican Museums tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica access. View the Pantheon and more.
    English Available

    USD164.98

    Daily
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Book your official Vatican Museums ticket in advance to avoid long queues! Make your own itinerary and take in frescoes and sculptures crafted by Renaissance masters on your own pace or upgrade to an extended tour to see areas closed to the public.
    English Available

    From USD34.47

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  5. Admire masterpieces without waiting in the long lines on this highlights of Vatican tour. Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. See the Bramante Staircase, which is usually closed to the public, and other hidden gems.
    English Available

    USD113.27

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Save money and time as you see the best of Rome in one day! Marvel at Renaissance masterpieces and skip long queues with your no-wait Vatican Museums tickets. Then, relive the glory of Ancient Rome when you explore the Colosseum.
    English Available

    From USD151.44

    2%
    OFF
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    8 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Enjoy an easy access to the renowned Uffizi Gallery containing iconic pieces of Da Vinci and Michelangelo. See the exterior of Vasari Corridor and learn about the significance of this passageway.
    English Available

    USD84.95

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. Buy your skip the line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery Florence in advance and get to explore the impressive art gallery without the long queues! Discover artworks from Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
    English Available
    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  9. Skip the lines to the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. See the works of artists who defined the Renaissance period, like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael. Learn about the masterpieces on display from your guide.
    English Available

    USD59.10

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. Discover the historic center of Florence on this 3-hour Florence walking tour. See famous sights like the Florence Cathedral, Uffizi Square, Palazzo Vecchio and more. Skip the line at the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David!
    English Available

    USD67.72

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. See the best of Florence on this day tour! Skip the line at the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's David. Admire the beauty of the Florence Cathedral and have the option to visit at your own expense.
    English Available

    From USD114.50

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)