- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Skip the line
- All entrance fees included
As you walk around inside, listen to stories and history about the wealth of artwork contained within the Accademia Gallery’s walls. Works by Renaissance superstar Michelangelo are given pride of place inside the museum, and your guide’s commentary focuses on the much-loved Florentine artist. Admire his famously unfinished sculptures – Prigioni and San Matteo – and then gaze in awe at the statue of David that dominates the central gallery.
Ever the crowd pleaser, David was created by Michelangelo when he was just in his twenties, fresh from the glory of carving La Pietà. Sculpted entirely from local Carrara marble, the statue of the nude biblical hero is incredible to behold with life-like veins and muscles carved to precision as had never been done before. Standing at a lofty height of 17 feet (5.17 meters), the statue of David became a symbol of freedom and independence for the city.
After admiring David, visit other rooms with your guide to learn about other Renaissance artists such as Botticelli and Lippi. When your tour finishes, you can stay inside the museum for as long as you wish, discovering collections of artwork from the Middle Ages as well as the Renaissance. The Accademia Gallery is also home to the Museum of Musical Instruments, which is worth visiting independently.
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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tour departing at 10:15am
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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tour
- Entrance fee
- Skip-the-line entrance ticket
- Professional guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drink
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Kimberly, October 2016
Michelangelos 'David'...what else can be said. You turn the corner in this very unassuming building that was once a convent and there he stands. It was the most amazing site to see. The tour guide was knowledgeable but a bit pushy. We were able to stay after the tour was over to enjoy at our leisure. The wait was long to enter but well worth it. Don't settle for the replica...take this tour and see the masterpiece in person. We went in July 2016.
Reviewed by: Denise, October 2016
Great tour, the tour guide was brilliant. She gave loads of information about the gallery, the art, history and Florence. Some great tips about what else to see and do, the tour was actually over 2 hours long but seemed a lot shorter as everything was so interesting and the stories she told us really brought the Medici family to life. There was only 5 of us and I would not hesitate to do this tour again!