The gallery of academy was founded in 1784 by the Grand Duke of Tuscany Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena. His aim was to gather together all the painting and drawing school of Florence in one only big Academy that enshrines all the work of arts used by art students to practice and exercise.
Over the years the Academy filled with a huge amount of paintings and statues and it changed several times its collections until, in 1827, it experienced a huge breakthrough with the arrival of the real David made by Michelangelo. From that year, the Academy was rearranged with a different purpose: be introduced to the public as a Michelangelo museum. [readmore]
As a matter of fact, our itinerary in the Gallery of Academy will allow you to admire the David, known to be a Renaissance masterpiece, but will also give you the chance to understand the special techniques and stories behind the creation of other Michelangelo’s statues, here kept.
Our Guided Tours of the Accademia are a customer favorite - Visit Florence and experience the Accademia Gallery, and your guide will enlighten you with its historical works, and introduce you to the home of the statue of David. This art gallery has really only been “discovered” in the last 10 years, always sitting in the shadow of the more famous Uffizi, and is now especially known for its sculptures by Michelangelo, and also hoasts a lot of important exhibitions. We offer experienced and knowledgeable guides for the group and private tours of the Accademia Museum Florence.
Don't miss this incredible visit which will for sure impress you and enriches your art culture.Read more
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