Long Story Short: Michelangelo’s statue of David

(61 reviews)
Florence city centre, Florence, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

Arguably the most famous statue in the western world, Michelangelo’s representation of the young shepherd turned hero and king is still one of the great attractions of Florence, a city with no shortage of masterpieces. But what makes this block of stone so special? The answer will be given as we wind our way through the streets of Florence, starting at the seat of religious power, the Duomo, and ending at the seat of political power, Palazzo Vecchio.

Meet your local guide


The son of English and Italian parents, Bruce was educated in French schools and at the Italian University of Florence. His passion is history in general and Florentine history in particular. After spending several years working in international organizations on three different continents, then in the world of art auctions and artbook publishing, he returned to Florence where he thoroughly enjoys his profession as a tour guide, sharing his insights about the city’s fascinating history and heritage. Since 2004 he is a member of the International Council of Museums.

Bruce has been guiding since Mar 2017

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Florence with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Florence. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Loni H.

27 February 2021

Bruce in Florence, thank you for a very organized and interesting tour. I am looking forward to joining your next virtual tour.

Rosemary W.

27 February 2021

Clear , informative and interesting tour. Great voice too

Fe d.

27 February 2021

Bruce is a great guide. I learned so much. Wonderful postcard too. Added bonus is his great voice. Makes the storytelling a lovely, complete experience. Looking forward to more tours with Bruce.

Tricia K.

27 February 2021

Enjoyed this tour very much!

Connie S.

26 February 2021

One of my very favorite tours. Can’t wait to see it again. Rich with history. Bruce was amazing.

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