Florence is a treasure trove of some of the most imposing artworks in human history. The grand Statue of David by Michelangelo is one the top Florentine must-see landmarks. Booking Accademia Gallery guided tour ensures you will get the most out of your experience.
Arriving at the indicated meeting point, you will check in and meet your expert guide. He or she will then lead you to enter the Accademia Gallery through a special entrance. You will get to skip the line, only stopping to pass through the Gallery’s compulsory security check. Once inside the knowledgeable guide will share with you the incredible history of the gallery and the most important artworks housed inside it. The main highlight of the tour is visiting the Statue of David in the Accademia tribune. [readmore]
The marble statue soars over the crowds in its height of 14 ft. Your guide will explain the symbolism as well as the history of the statue of this biblical hero which took two years of hard work to finish. Besides Michelangelo's David, you will get to see Michelangelo’s other masterpiece, the Prisoners; the cast of Giambologna's Rape of the Sabines and Lo Scheggia’s Cassone Adimari panel. Moreover, after the tour is over, you are welcome to stay inside and explore the gallery on your own.
Besides the guided tour, the price includes POP Guide’s interactive digital map of Florence.
How does the Digital Map work?
POP Guide is a smartphone app available at iTunes or Google Play for free. However, to access its features (such as the digital map), you need to scan a QR code you will be given at the meeting point. After scanning the code, you will be able to download a digital map of Florence filled with useful information. Included are audio tracks which let you create a customized walking audio tour of the city. The app also contains information on public transport routes and options to and from the main points of interest and; it can calculate the fastest routes to any location within Florence. Furthermore, the app sends push notifications with exclusive local discounts at a variety of businesses. You can enjoy all these advantages without needing a wifi connection or wasting your mobile data as the app works on GPS.Read more
The Audio POP Guide is a smartphone app available at iTunes or Google Play for free
QR scan code will be received at the meeting point
Please bring your smartphone or tablet to use the Digital Map Audio Guide
Like the majority of buildings in Florence, Accademia Gallery isn’t the youngest. Pietro Leopoldo, Grand Duke of Tuscany, founded the gallery in 1784.
Initially, the gallery served as an additional teaching facility for the Academy of Fine Arts. Before that, the halls were used as a hospital and a convent. Step by step, paintings and sculptures came to decorate the many walls of the gallery. Today, the gallery displays a plethora of paintings, tapestries, and sculptures. For instance, in the 50s, the gallery opened The Hall of Colossus and Byzantine-style rooms displaying 1300 panel paintings. More recently, in 2001, the gallery opened Museo Degli Strumenti Musicali featuring hundreds of antique musical instruments.
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