Accademia Tour Florence €39

Operates: Daily except for Monday

Starts: 10:30am & 1:30pm

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Adult: €39 (7 years and above)

Child: Children 6 years old and under travel free. Please include the child ages in the notes when you book.

Group size: Maximum 19

This tour is always guaranteed in English and Spanish. Italian, German & French is also available however there is a minimum number of 4 passengers for this.

Skip the line access to the Accademia Gallery

The original version of David by Michaelangelo

Option to stay longer in the gallery after the tour

Marvel at the world famous  “non-finito” artworks by Michelangelo

 

A local and passionate guide

Skip the line access to Accademia Gallery

Small group tour

Free time to explore

The meeting point for the 10:30am departure will be at the main entrance of the Accademia Gallery and the 1:30pm departure please meet at in our Florence Office via Cavour, 36 RED. You will be given full instructions once you have completed the booking.

It is mandatory to be at the meeting point 20 minutes prior to your departure time.

Accademia Tour Florence Itinerary

Florence is a must-visit destination for a host of reasons, but it’s at the top of many people’s travel bucket lists due to the fact that Michelangelo lived and thrived here. And luckily enough for you, many of his most famous artworks can be seen at the Accademia Gallery – one of the city’s most beautiful cultural sites.

Constructed in 1784 as a place for students to learn about art, over the previous two centuries gradually the Accademia’s wonderful collection has grown, eventually becoming the incredible museum that it’s known as today. On our Accademia Tour Florence, you’ll be joined by a dedicated professional guide who will reveal all the remarkable secrets and stories buried within these historic walls.

Michelangelo isn’t the only artist represented here, but his numerous works undoubtedly remain the main attraction. Throughout the Accademia Gallery, you’ll be able to get an up-close look at some of his priceless masterpieces, including ‘San Matteo’, ‘I Prigioni’, and of course the internationally celebrated ‘David’. While some people mistake the towering statue of David found a kilometre away at Piazza della Signoria to be the real thing, you’ll have to visit the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s original version.

As you wander the gallery, your guide will delve into the history of Michelangelo, one of the most fascinating figures in Italian history. Working throughout his life as a painter, sculptor, architect and even a poet, the Caprese-born artist was known to live a tormented life as he struggled with his religious devotion and his hidden personal desires.

The Accademia Gallery also holds Michelangelo’s collection of ‘Non-finito’ – or unfinished – works. Considered to be some of his most compelling artworks, these ghostly figures emerging from huge marble blocks are often said to reflect Michelangelo’s internal conflicts. Although it remains debated to this day whether these sculptures were left deliberately unfinished or not, they represent a distinctive look into Michelangelo’s creative output and his phenomenal skill.

Once this tour concludes, you’re free to continue exploring the gallery for as long as you like. There are so many astonishing cultural institutions to be found across Florence, but the Accademia Gallery is without a doubt one of its most striking.

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