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★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 13 duration 1h duration EN / SP / CH / FR / GE
duration EN / SP / CH / FR / GE

Key Details

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Monday - Sunday
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Collection point: Visit Today - Via Ricasoli 45, Firenze (Italy)
group
Group: Max 25 people

Advantages

Guarantee Entrance
Fast Track Access Ticket
Audio Guide - Headphones
Licensed Guides
Last Minute Tour
Mobile Voucher
Printed Voucher
Easy Cancellation

Before You Go

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Prices for Infant from 0-5 years old: free of charge

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Check-in closes 30 min before departure

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Earphones will be provided only for groups of over 15 participants

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Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs

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A student must carry ID to join Accademia gallery tour


Included

Accademia Gallery
Music Exhibition
Picture Gallery
All tickets and Accademia reservation fees
Expert Guided tour of Accademia gallery
Licensed tour guide
Skip the line Accademia gallery tour

Not Included

Hotel pick-up and drop off
Transportation
Food, liquors, beers and bottled beverages

Description

Accademia Tours and Statue of David

The marble statue soaring over the admiring crowds in its impressive height of 14 ft depicts the biblical hero David; It took over two years to finish the statue. Upon close observation you will notice a slingshot he carries over his shoulder, watchful eyes and protruding veins on his hands; the figure is deliberately disproportionate with an enlarged head and right hand You can learn all this and more with our Statue of David and Accademia Tours led by an experienced licensed guide. Moreover, you will get to skip the long line which accumulates on a daily basis under the hot summer sun.

Highlights

The Accademia is also referred to as the statue of David museum, and its no surprise! This statue is the pearl of the museum's exhibitions. However, David is just a tip of this iceberg. The gallery is also home to the collection of Michelangelo other works including his 4 unfinished Prisoners. Furthermore, you can find Florentine paintings from the 15th and 16th century by talented Uccello, Botticelli or del Sarto. A recent addition to the gallery is the Museum of Musical Instruments displaying masterpieces by Stradivari and Cristofori (inventor of the piano).


With Accademia Tours Florence, you get much more than a quick access to the masterpieces that comes with skip-the-line Accademia Gallery tickets. The tour will help you understand and discover the motives and circumstances under which they were created. Yes, you could get all this information with an Accademia gallery audio guide, but the monotone descriptions are not always that fun.


A real guide will cherry pick the most relevant information, allow you to share the experience with your friends and family, offer answers for your curious inquiries and indulge in an occasional joke. Above all, you can feel safe. With us, you will have a guaranteed entrance and an option to easily cancel shall your holiday frolics take you in another direction.

History Sneak Peek

Like most buildings in Florence, Accademia Gallery reaches deep into the past. It was Pietro Leopoldo, Grand Duke of Tuscany, who founded the gallery in 1784. Initially, it served as a teaching facility for the adjacent Academy of Fine Arts. The Accademia museum Florence David halls formerly used as a hospital and convent served to inspire and teach to-be artists.  Little by little, paintings and masterpieces collected from convents and monasteries suppressed by the Grand Duke (and in 1810, by Napoleon) covered the many walls of the gallery. A decade after opening to the public, the direction extended the collections to display more paintings, tapestries, and sculptures. In the 1950s, the gallery inaugurated the Hall of Colossus and Byzantine-style rooms featuring 1300 panel paintings. Most recently, in 2001, Accademia opened Museo Degli Strumenti Musicali displaying hundreds of antique musical instruments from Cherubini Conservatory.


Accademia museum Florence is full of curious secrets and knowledge. Book our Guided tour of Accademia Gallery and allow yourself to learn more about the crème de la crème of Italian paintings and sculptures in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! We also recommend you to buy Florence Duomo tickets or tours as it's one of the most visited attractions in Florence.


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Overall Experience
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23 January 2018
"Paula A"

The arts in the Accademia Gallery brought me to tears. Impressive.... Our guide was knowledgeable, professional, and very friendly. Loved this tour!

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23 January 2018
"Javier C"

Can't leave Florence without seeing the Michelangelos statue of David. It's impressive even if you don't know much about art. The tour was informative, the skipping the lines made it really worthwhile. Our tour guide was well informed, answered all the questions.

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23 January 2018
"Kay A"

My daughter and I were lucky to get a wonderful English speaking guide! She was friendly, very informative and made the tour really fun and engaging.

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23 January 2018
"Lora31"

Our guide Leo was fantastic!!!!!!! Very knowledgeable, friendly and considerate !!!! Loved the tour!

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23 January 2018
"Terry F"

The tour was awesome, our tour guide amazing and the booking easy and organized.

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23 January 2018
"Susan P"

Skipping the line was totally worth it! The queues are incredibly long!

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23 January 2018
"Rhonda B"

The queues in front of Accademia were endless. I was SO happy we booked the ticket and the tour before the trip. We got inside very quickly and had a knowledgeable guide who made the sightseeing really enjoyable. I highly recommend booking this before coming to Florence.

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23 January 2018
"CHATRVISAH E Thailand"

Very impressive. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We truly enjoyed the tour. Recommended!

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23 January 2018
"Neil C"

thorough information; excellent guide; much smaller museum than I thought, the ufuzi is so much bigger

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23 January 2018
"nico"

We skipped the huge queues which was great but still have to go through a security check which slowed us down a bit. The museum is not that big, after seeing David you are on your own.

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18 May 2018
"Best statue of david tour"

It was perfect to visit statue of david and able to see the museum highlights. david statue in florence museum is one of the best things to visit and i happy with our guide who explained the history of david.

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18 May 2018
"Visit david in florence"

Our guide Jose was knowledgeable, professional, and kind. I loved this skip the line florence accademia gallery tour. We didn't wait for the entrance as the tour mention, we straight went inside the accademia.

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18 May 2018
"Very help full"

I want to thank the staff for upgrading our ticket to tour. We bought the ticket and later we planned to have a tour just to know most about the history. The staff was very friendly and consider our request. Also, our guide was good and very informative.

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