- Licensed local guide
- Fully guided visit of Michelengelo’s David
- Accademia Museum skip-the-line entry
Our top-rated Accademia Gallery tour gets you past the queues and center stage in front of Michelangelo’s David, a 16th century masterpiece that would change art forever.
Meet in central Florence where you’ll meet your licensed tour guide and expert storyteller. From there enjoy a short stroll through the heart of Florence and past the Piazza del Duomo (Florence Cathedral), Baptistry and Giotto’s Belltower until you arrive at the Accademia Gallery where you’ll bypass the queues with priority Tour Operator priority access.
In Florence, you may notice that there is a statue of David practically on every corner. The symbol of Renaissance Florence, many high quality replicas have been commissioned which decorate the piazzas and monuments of this magical city.
Prepare to get up close and personal with the real deal. The massive sculpture of David is considered to be Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece. Your guide will tell you about the life of Michelangelo, how he became the greatest known and highest paid artist of his time at just over 20 years of age when he sculpted this iconic representation of the biblical hero David before he slays Goliath. The sculpture stands 5.17 meters tall (17 feet) and was carved from a single block of Carrara marble.
“No other artwork is equal to it in any respect, with such just proportion, beauty and excellence did Michelangelo finish it” – Giorgio Vasari
As your guide will point out at the conclusion of the visit, the Accademia Gallery is also home to many other masterpieces by Renaissance artists such as Botticelli, Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Sarto and many others you may view on your own.