Skip the line to see Michelangelo’s 'David' on this tour of the Accademia Gallery in Florence. Accompanied by a professional guide, head straight inside the world-famous museum with your priority access ticket and learn about the impressive collection of artwork inside. Witness Michelangelo’s masterpiece and hear about its fascinating history from your guide. Have the chance to check out the artist's unfinished 'Prigioni', as well as works by Renaissance greats like Lippi and Botticelli.
Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) tour in Florence
Skip the line with your fast-track entrance ticket to Florence’s Accademia Gallery
Learn about prestigious Renaissance artwork from an expert guide
See Michelangelo’s 'Prigioni,' 'San Matteo,' and the statue of 'David'
Hear of the history behind 'David,' an icon of Florence
Admire works by artists such as Botticelli, Lippi, and Orcagna
Your tour begins in central Florence, outside of the Accademia Gallery. Meet up with your guide and avoid the lines with a direct access ticket.
Listen to the rich history and stories behind the collection of artwork hosted within the museum’s walls. Examine Michelangelo’s unfinished sculptures, 'Prigioni' and 'San Matteo,' before making your way to the gem of the collection, the artist’s famed 'David.'
Sculpted entirely from Carrara marble, Michelangelo was only in his twenties while he worked on the masterpiece from 1501 to 1504. Originally commissioned to be placed along the roofline of the Florence Cathedral, the sculpture was instead positioned outside the Palazzo della Signoria in 1504. Look up to witness the lifelike outlines of muscles and veins of the biblical hero. At 17 feet (5.17 meters), 'David' stands as the iconic symbol of Florence's independence.
After examining David up close, continue to explore other Renaissance artwork featured in the Accademia, including greats such as Botticelli, Lippi, and Orcagna. After parting ways with your guide, you may continue exploring independently in the museum for as long as you wish.
Enjoy a comprehensive Guided Tour of the renowned Accademia Gallery.
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Loved seeing David! Tour was perfect. Great and knowledgeable tour guide. Unfortunately there during a heat wave and the AC wasn’t working. It was 105F degrees the entire trip so suggest getting it fixed.
This tour allowed us to see many of Michelangelo's beautiful sculptures, including David. The art is breathtaking but unfortunately we didn't see much else in the museum. Our guide spent a lot of time looking at the sculptures and speaking about them. And while I learned a lot the pace was very slow and we didn't really see much else until the tour ended and we could explore for ourselves.
Although we waited in a short line (15 min or so?), Our Guide (I believe her name was Elissa?) was very efficient and made sure to guide us to all of the main exhibits in a very professional manner, culminating with the David statue. If you need to see the highlights and have a knowledgeable guide to inform you of what you are viewing, this is money well spent!
let us thank you for your kind words and for having shared your experience with us and our common readers! We are so proud to notice that the quality of the service given and the experience and care of our guide, have been able to meet your expectations! The guided tour that you booked is a comprehensive and fascinating visit of the world-famous Accademia Gallery, where to deep into Michelangelo's art led by a professional local guide, able to captivate you and passionately introduce you to the works of art kept in the Gallery! We hope to have the possibility to welcome you again in one of our activities, to show you other wonders of our city and country!
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Beautiful artwork and a very knowledgeable guide. But she really needed to update her equipment from the technician in the beginning of the tour, as everyone on the tour was having trouble hearing and understanding her.