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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.
The Accademia is also referred to as the “statue of David museum,” and it’s 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 Statue of David and Accademia Tours, you get much more than a quick access to the masterpieces that comes with skip-the-line Accademia 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 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.
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 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 is full of curious secrets and knowledge. Book our Statue of David and Accademia tours and allow yourself to learn more about the crème de la crème of Italian paintings and sculptures in a fun and relaxed atmosphere!
The arts in the Accademia Gallery brought me to tears. Impressive.... Our guide was knowledgeable, professional, and very friendly. Loved this tour!
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.
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.
Our guide Leo was fantastic!!!!!!! Very knowledgeable, friendly and considerate !!!! Loved the tour!
The tour was awesome, our tour guide amazing and the booking easy and organized.
Skipping the line was totally worth it! The queues are incredibly long!
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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Very impressive. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We truly enjoyed the tour. Recommended!
thorough information; excellent guide; much smaller museum than I thought, the ufuzi is so much bigger
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.