Accademia Gallery

Accademia Gallery
Michelangelo and his David

The Accademia Gallery is one of the most important museums in Italy and is now centered around Michelangelo’s sculptures, specially his universal masterpiece: the David. Founded in 1561 as a drawing Academy, the Accademia has now a fine collection of religious art and musical instruments. In 1873, the David was removed from Piazza della Signoria and placed inside the Accademia Gallery, making it one of Italy’s most visited museum.

Our specialized art guide will introduce you to this amazing museum with a dedicated visit or as part of walking tour. The visit is focused on Michelangelo’s life and works, with special attention to the David and the “Unfinished Prisoners” set of statues. Also you will get introduced to a wide collection of medieval and renaissance religious paintings with a short tour of the musical instruments section upon request.

Meeting at your hotel or an established location. Walk to the museum and historical presentation. Entry and visit the Sala del Colosso where a religious renaissance collection of paintings is located. Tour of the “unfinished Slaves” by Michelangelo and entry to the main lodge where Michelangelo’s David is located, historical and artistic in depth explanation. Visit to ther sections including Byzantine style iconography, plaster collection and musical instruments section. Stop at bookshop and exit.

For 3 hours visit with walking tour, walk through the historical center area, mainly Piazza della Signoria, Duomo area and San Lorenzo Square on your way to the Accademia Gallery.

For the perfect art experience, follow the visit to the Accademia Tour with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery to see Italy’s finest art collection.


Why visit the Accademia?

  • It is Michelangelo, it is his David, the greatest art work ever.
  • The Master revealed. Get to know Michelangelo, his life, his works,
    his legacy and many other facts..
  • Private experience: you get all the attention from the best licensed art guides in
    Florence, friendly and informative: all your questions will be answered.
  • “Skip the Line Tickets” and fast entry to the Gallery.
  • Feel like an art expert at the end of the tour!

Participants | Up to 12 people. Please inquire about larger groups.
Duration | 1.5 to 3 hours approx.
Schedules | Daily except on Thursday.
Fee* | From 170 Euros.

* “Fast Line” tickets not included, prices from 12.50 Euro per person per museum. At Touring Florence, we don’t charge a commission for tickets if you book our tours.

For opening hours and other information, please check the Musei Civici Fiorentini official website.

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