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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 USD88.10

    Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. 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 head to the top of Giotto's Bell Tower.
    English Available

    USD50.18

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. 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 USD70.26

    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

    USD149.44

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Discover timeless treasures on this Vatican tour! With an exclusive entrance, avoid waiting in lines and get more time to admire the Renaissance's finest using your VIP skip-the-line Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums tickets.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD65.80

    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

    USD76.95

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 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.
    English Available

    From USD31.23

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  8. Skip lines to the Vatican Museums with an exclusive entrance & explore areas closed to the public on this VIP Vatican tour. Visit the Bramante Staircase, revel in the sights at the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica, and roam the Vatican Gardens.
    English Available

    USD110.41

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

    From USD76.95

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. 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

    USD102.60

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. 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 USD130.48

    6%
    OFF
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    8 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Florence Uffizi Gallery Skip the Line Tickets Florence
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    Admire masterpieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello and many others in the famous Uffizi Gallery. Skip the Line and explore at your own pace or with an audio guide or live guide.
    English Available

    From USD35.69

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  13. 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

    USD76.95

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. 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

    USD22.30

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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 USD63.57

    4%
    OFF
    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. 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

    From USD53.53

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

    From USD32.34

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  18. Enjoy a small group guided tour of the prestigious Accademia Gallery without the hassle of queuing! See Michelangelo's David and admire other must-see artworks of the Accademia Gallery collection.

    USD65.80

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning)
  19. 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

    From USD61.34

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. 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 USD103.71

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