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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:75 minutes (approx.)

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tour

See the original statue of ‘David,’ Michelangelo’s iconic Florentine masterpiece, inside the Accademia Gallery on a 1-hour and 15 minutes tour! Skip the line with a priority-entrance ticket, and head inside to learn about some of the finest pieces of Renaissance art in the world. See Michelangelo’s unfinished ‘Prigioni’ and ‘San Matteo’ sculptures, gaze in wonder at ‘David’ and discover intriguing works by artists like Botticelli, Lippi and more.


  • 1.15-hour Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) tour in Florence
  • Skip the line with your fast-track entrance ticket to Florence’s Accademia Gallery
  • Learn about prestigious Renaissance artwork from an expert guide
  • See Michelangelo’s Prigioni, San Matteo and the statue of David
  • Hear of the history behind David, an icon of Florence
  • Admire works by artists such as Botticelli, Lippi and Orcagna

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tour

See works of art by Michelangelo inside the Accademia Gallery

Meet your guide outside the Accademia Gallery in central Florence, and then head inside with your fast-track entrance ticket. The museum is home to some of the finest works of Renaissance artwork in the world, so lines to enter are often long. Your reserved skip-the-line ticket allows you to bypass the entrance lines, meaning you spend more time viewing the art than standing in line.

As you walk around inside, listen to stories and history about the wealth of artwork contained within the Accademia Gallery’s walls. Works by Renaissance superstar Michelangelo are given pride of place inside the museum, and your guide’s commentary focuses on the much-loved Florentine artist. Admire his famously unfinished sculptures – Prigioni and San Matteo – and then gaze in awe at the statue of David that dominates the central gallery.

Ever the crowd pleaser, David was created by Michelangelo when he was just in his twenties, fresh from the glory of carving La Pietà. Sculpted entirely from local Carrara marble, the statue of the nude biblical hero is incredible to behold with life-like veins and muscles carved to precision as had never been done before. Standing at a lofty height of 17 feet (5.17 meters), the statue of David became a symbol of freedom and independence for the city.

After admiring David, visit other rooms with your guide to learn about other Renaissance artists such as Botticelli and Lippi. When your tour finishes, you can stay inside the museum for as long as you wish, discovering collections of artwork from the Middle Ages as well as the Renaissance. The Accademia Gallery is also home to the Museum of Musical Instruments, which is worth visiting independently.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide was truly educated and had a wonderful way of sharing facts! She made our visit to the Accademia Gallery a pleasure in every way!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best way to see statue of David. Arrived with to see queues around the corner. We only had to wait around 20mins. Well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide was extremely nice and helpful as we were late meeting them from our train ride. She was very informative and fun during our tour. Great job!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide met us on time, walked and talked us through the Accademia in a very interesting and knowledgeable way. Very nice experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We slept in and missed our tour! Luckily we were able to still get our tickets to the museum! No trouble at all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

very knowledgeable guide, makes the tour special

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a highly enjoyable experience. Our guide was very interested in sharing with us an extensive history and biography of MIchangelo. His suggestions for photo ops resulted in great photo memories. Although the guided portion of this museum trip did not include the entire museum, be sure to explore the room with the plaster busts and view the short video there. There is also an exhibit of musical instruments in this museum that should not be missed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very well organized. Charming guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Michelangelo's David and his unfinished works are a must, they are breathtakingly wonderful

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