See Michelangelo’s authentic David in Florence with skip-the-line tickets
- Skip the long lines and avoid most of the crowds
- View Michelangelo's stunning David led by a professional guide specialized in art history
- Discover the other masterpieces housed in this world-celebrated museum
- Only in English to preserve the quality of the tour
EVERY DAY (except Mondays) at 1PM | From APR to OCT: also at 4 pm | From MAY to SEP also at 10am. From 1st MAY 2024 to 30th SEP 2024: at 11.30 AM
Approx. 1.5 hours
Accademia Gallery Florence Tour: meet David, Michelangelo’s most famous and acclaimed statue!
A privileged and exclusive cultural experience: easy, hassle-free priority entrance with David Florence tickets to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo's masterpiece!
Admired and acclaimed by experts and travelers worldwide this amazing sculpture is not only one of the greatest works of art ever, but it is also an icon of the Renaissance, one of the most revolutionary artistic periods of all times.
Carved from a single block of far-from-perfect Carrara marble when Michelangelo was only in his twenties the sculpture is truly impressive. Enjoy the chance to learn all this, and much more, from your experienced professional guide!
The massive statue - over 5.17 meters (17 ft) tall - represents the biblical David who killed Goliath with a stone from a slingshot. You will note how perfectly it depicts the young hero's limbs, muscles, and veins, and find out that when it was finished, in 1504, it was placed at the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio to be admired by the people as an inspiring symbol of the strength and independence of the Florentines.
In addition to presenting the David, during this Accademia Florence guided tour, your guide will illustrate Michelangelo's striking Prisoners and St. Matthew. You will also have the chance to appreciate other remarkable works of art exhibited in the Accademia, including religious paintings, many with gold backgrounds, by major artists from the 13th to the 17th century, sculptures by 19th-century masters, and more.
Please note that entrance to the museum entails a mandatory security check, which may cause delays in access even with skip-the-line priority tickets.
- Accademia Gallery entrance (skip the line)
- English-speaking licensed guide
- Earphones for groups over 12 pax
ACCADEMIA GALLERY - Accademia Ticket Office Via Ricasoli, 58/60, Florence "look for Florencetown tour guide in front of civic number 58" SEE ON MAP
Please note that the tour does not depart on the first Sunday of each month.
Please let us know about any special need or impaired mobility in advance: we will do our best to accommodate them.
Even with the skip-the-line entrance, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the museum.
Large bags, bottles and large umbrellas will not be allowed inside the museums (small foldable umbrellas are fine).
Once the tour is finished, clients can remain inside the museum if they want to keep visiting on their own.
This tour runs rain or shine.
“We had a friendly, knowledgeable guide for this tour, which was one of three wonderful experiences we booked through FlorenceTown. Highly recommended.”
“Sara was an excellent guide: knowledgeable and considerate. She adjusted to our slower pace, offered information and insight about the art and history, and shared her passion for these wonderful masterpieces. Thank you, Sara.”
“Great tour. We got to skip the line. Lisa, the tour guide, was great!! My husband is not into art museums and he was loving this tour!!!More”
“This place is a must visit
One must book it in advance
And read about David and Michael Angelo.
You will love it”
“Florence was beautiful and this gallery full of fantastic sculptures and painting. Plenty of history and a great pace!”
“This was a brief, easy tour of the Accademia... nothing too special, but nice to get perspective on the significance of Michelangelo's David to the city of Florence.”
“Sara was a great guide with a wealth of knowledge, and provided a lot of insight and information that was greatly appreciated.”
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