Private The Accademia Gallery Walking Tour

Palaces, domes and cobblestone alleys lead the way to Michelangelo’s David

Highlights

  • Skip the long lines and avoid much of the crowd as you will be among the very first to enter the museum
  • 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

Departure

EVERY DAY from 8AM to 4 PM

DURATION

Approx. 3 hours

period

ALL YEAR ROUND

language

English

Description

Discover Florence, the “cradle of the Renaissance” which gave birth to thousands of gorgeous artistic masterpieces and thousands of ideas, and Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia Gallery! Meet your dedicated private English-speaking guide and set off on a memorable walking tour of dazzling Florence, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the city center’s exquisite cobblestone alleys and splendid squares led by your experienced guide, admire the main landmarks and major sights, learn about Florence’s rich history and heritage and hear about its fascinating traditions. Crown your day discovering the magnificent Accademia Gallery, home to one of the world’s most famous artworks: Michelangelo’s David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. Sculpted in marble by a young Michelangelo between 1501 and 1504, the statue came to symbolize the defense of civil liberties embodied in the Republic of Florence, an independent city-state threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states and by the hegemony of the Medici family. Originally placed beside Palazzo Vecchio, the city town hall, the statue was transferred to the Accademia from Piazza della Signoria in 1873. After delving into the history and artistic value of David enjoy admiring Michelangelo’s famous unfinished statues - the Prisoners, St. Matthew and the Pietà - and, time permitting of the other artworks on display, among which
13th to 16th century religious paintings, 19th century plaster sculptures and a unique collection of antique musical instruments from the Cherubini Conservatory.

Inclusions

• English-speaking specialized guide for 4 hours
• Entrance fees (priority skip-the-line tickets and reservations) to the Accademia Gallery
• 2-hour walking tour of the city center

Note: Not available on Mondays

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Notes

Please note that this tour is not suitable for people with impaired mobility.
Big bags and liquid bottles will not be allowed inside the museums.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
Please note that due to the possibility of some of the halls of Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo or Baptistery being closed for institutional events, the itinerary of the tour may sometimes undergo some minor changes, but the quality will always be preserved.

Rain Policy

This tour runs rain or shine.

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