SPECIAL DEPARTURE 8PM from June to September! See the authentic Michelagelo's David with a professional english speaking guide
Skip the long lines and avoid much of the crowd
Meet the authentic Michelangelo's David under the guidance of an art-history-expert professional guide
Discover other Michelangelo's (and others') masterpieces in this world-renowned Florence museum
Only in English to preserve the quality of the tour
EVERY DAY (except Mondays) at 1PM and (from April to October) at 4PM. SPECIAL OPENING only from JUN to SEP available on TUE and THU at 8PM
Approx. 1.5 hours
ALL YEAR ROUND
Meet the Michelangelo's David, the most important and loved statue made by Michelangelo and his Masterpiece!
Accademia Gallery Tour: now available 3 DEPARTURES per day: at 1PM, at 4PM (from April) and at 8PM (from JUN to SEP, on Tuesdays and Thursdays). Choose your preferred time!
A privileged and exclusive cultural experience: easy, hassle-free priority entrance to Florence's Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo's awe-inspiring David! Admired and acclaimed by experts and travelers worldwide this amazing sculpture is not only one of the greatest works of art ever, 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, 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 your guide will explain how to appreciate Michelangelo's striking Prisoners and St. Matthew, as well as talk about many of the other remarkable works of art exhibited in the Accademia, including religious paintings, many with gold-background 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 mandatory security check which may cause delays in access even with skip-the-line priority tickets.
SPECIAL OPENING: from Jun to Sep, this tour is also available on Tue and Thu at 8PM! Enjoy The Accademia Gallery tour by night!
Accademia Gallery entrance (skip the line)
English speaking licensed guide
Earphones for groups over 12 pax
People on this tour: min1 - max19
FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them. Even with the skip-the-line entrance, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the museum. Big bags, liquid bottles and large umbrellas will not be allowed inside the museums (ok small foldable umbrellas). Once the tour is finished, clients can remain inside the museum if they want to keep visiting it on their own.
This tour runs rain or shine.
| Total reviews for this tour: 52
4 Jun 19
Knowledgeable guide, incredible art
We had a friendly, knowledgeable guide for this tour, which was one of three wonderful experiences we booked through FlorenceTown. Highly recommended.
A Wonderful Experience
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.
20 Sep 18
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
4 Jun 19
This place is a must visit
One must book it in advance
And read about David and Michael Angelo.
You will love it
24 May 19
Florence was beautiful and this gallery full of fantastic sculptures and painting. Plenty of history and a great pace!
Comprehensive and concise
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.
21 Oct 18
Accademia guided tour with Sara
Sara was a great guide with a wealth of knowledge, and provided a lot of insight and information that was greatly appreciated.