On an enriching Great Artists program for The Met, chart Michelangelo's lifelong creative evolution on a journey from Florence to Rome. Begin in Florence, where you will go behind the scenes at the Basilica di San Lorenzo, the Medici's "official church" to view two of Michelangelo's architectural commissions for the family. Behold Michelangelo's works on special tours of museums, including the Medici's 16th-century palace Galleria degli Uffizi, which houses the Doni Tondo, the adult Michelangelo's only surviving, completed panel painting; and the Galleria dell'Accademia, home to his awe-inspiring statue of David. On a private visit to a top art restoration laboratory in Florence, meet conservation experts and delight in an inside look at several masterpieces under restoration. Travel to nearby Carrara, and join an expert for an inside look at the UNESCO-listed marble basins where Michelangelo handpicked material for his sculptures. Visit the village of Pietrasanta, a contemporary art mecca that Michelangelo once called home. Conclude in Rome, where you will experience Michelangelo's awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel on a private before-hours tour at the Vatican Museums. Marvel at his Pietà sculpture in St. Peter's Basilica, and take an exclusive look at his colossal Moses statue at the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.