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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 guided walking tour. Enjoy skip the line access to Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper, and one of Milan's most recognizable landmarks–the Duomo.
    English Available

    USD86.80

    Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Florence Duomo Complex Tour with Giotto's Bell Tower Ticket Florence
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    Discover the architectural wonders of Florence's Cathedral complex on a 1.5 hour tour. Visit the magnificent Baptistery, explore the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and get on top of Giotto's Bell Tower.
    English Available

    USDFree

     
    2 hour(s)
  3. See the very best of the Vatican in just half a day – from the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms to St. Peter’s Basilica – with an expert guide to help you get the most from your experience.
    English Available

    From USD71.76

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. See the top sights of Rome and Vatican City in a day! Get express entry to the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and skip-the-line access tickets to visit St. Peter’s Basilica.
    English Available

    USD149.30

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Discover all treasures of the Vatican City with skip the line tickets and guaranteed direct no-wait access! Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with an expert guide.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD64.81

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Take a 3-hour tour of St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums with skip-the-line access, accompanied by an expert guide. Marvel at the Sistine Chapel, a must-see masterpiece when in Rome.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD77.54

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Book in advance your official admission ticket to the Vatican Museums and avoid the long queue! Explore the magnificent art collection at your own pace and marvel at its treasure, the Sistine Chapel.

    USD32.41

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  8. Join this comprehensive Vatican tour with a small group! Skip the line when you visit the Vatican Museums, see the Sistine Chapel, Bramante Staircase, the Vatican Gardens and St. Paul's Basilica.
    English Available

    USD114.58

    Mon, Fri, Sat
    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Skip the lines and enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of the Borghese Gallery. See an incredible collection of masterpieces from world-renowned artists, including Bernini, Raphael and many more!
    English Available

    USD68.28

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. Visit all the highlights of Vatican without waiting in the long lines. Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and see the Bramante Staircase, usually closed to the public.
    English Available

    USD106.48

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. 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

    USD79.86

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. Buy your skip the line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery Florence in advance. Then explore the impressive art gallery without the long queues! Discover artworks from Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
    English Available

    USD23.15

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  13. Skip the long lines and see Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous work - the Last Supper. Take advantage of the privileged access and enjoy an enlightening tour plus a free book about The Last Supper.

    USD39.48

    Wed, Thu
    (afternoon)
  14. Choose from full day, morning or afternoon tours to discover the artistic treasures of Florence! The morning tour includes fast track tickets for the Accademia, while the afternoon tour grants you VIP access to the Uffizi.
    English Available

    From USD63.66

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Immerse yourself in the many paintings and sculptures from the most renowned 14th and 15th-century masters with a visit to Florence's Accademia Gallery.

    From USD20.83

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  16. See Michaelangelo's most famous work of art, The David. Avoid the long queues with your skip the line access in this guided tour of The Accademia Gallery in Florence. Spend some time marveling at important masterpieces like the Palestrina Pieta.
    English Available

    USD45.14

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with Early Access Florence
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    Enjoy a small group guided tour of the prestigious Accademia Gallery without the hassle of queueing! See Michelangelo's David and admire other must-see artworks of the Accademia Gallery collection.

    USD68.28

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning)
  18. Embark on a walking tour of Florence and see the city's most iconic sites! Beat the lines at the Accademia Gallery with your skip the line ticket, then marvel at the architecture of the Duomo.
    English Available

    USD68.28

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Discover the historic center of Florence on this 3-hour Florence walking tour. See famous sights like the Ponte Vecchio, Florence Cathedral, Uffizi Square and the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David.
    English Available

    USD63.66

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. See the best of Florence in one day, skipping the line to see Michelangelo's David at the Accademia Gallery to Botticelli’s masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery. See the beauty of the Florence Cathedral and get the chance to enter at your own expense.
    English Available

    From USD98.38

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