Availability: Tuesday - Sunday*
Duration: 1.5 hours, 10am - 11:30am OR 1pm - 2:30pm OR 4pm - 5:30pm
*The 10am tour operates from May to September.
The 1pm tour operates all year round.
The 4pm tour operates from April to October.
A privileged and exclusive cultural experience: easy, hassle-free skip the line entrance to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo's masterpiece - The David.
Admired and acclaimed by experts and travelers worldwide this amazing sculpture is not only one of the greatest works of art ever, it is also an icon of the Renaissance.
Carved from a single block of far-from-perfect Carrara marble when Michelangelo was only in his twenties, the sculpture is truly impressive. Enjoy the chance to learn all about David, and much more, from your experienced professional guide!
The massive statue - over 17 ft tall - represents the biblical David who killed Goliath with a stone from a slingshot. You will note how perfectly it depicts the young hero's limbs, muscles, veins, and find out that when it was finished, in 1504, it was placed at the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio to be admired by the people as an inspiring symbol of the strength and independence of the Florentines.
You will also have a chance to appreciate other remarkable works of art at the Accademia Gallery, including religious paintings, many with gold-background, by major artists from the 13th to the 17th century, sculptures by 19th-century masters, and more.
Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.
- English-speaking guide
- Accademia Gallery tickets with skip the line entrance
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Group of 20 people or less.