If Michelangelo's “David” ranks high on your Florence itinerary, make the most of a visit to the colossal, world-famous statue with a private tour of the Accademia Gallery. Skip the long lines with priority access, and head straight inside for expert insight into how the larger-than-life icon was conceived and created. Avoid aimless wandering or getting lost in a large group as your guide leads you to museum highlights by Botticelli, Andrea del Sarto, and other Renaissance masters.
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You will be gathered from your central lodging by your guide and taken specifically to the Accademia, one of Rome's best historical centers. With pre-booked tickets you by-pass the holding up lines and head straight inside.
There are numerous great fortunes to be found in the exhibition hall, the feature being Michelangelo's David. Situated in the focal exhibition this titanic statue towers above you; set aside opportunity to stroll around it and view it from each viewpoint. It is a really interesting masterpiece; cut from a solitary square of Carrara marble it was etched when Michelangelo was in his mid 20s. At 17 feet (5.17 meters) it is a portrayal of David, the scriptural legend who slew the monster Goliath. Revealed in 1504 this superb statue came to symbolize the barrier of common freedoms encapsulated by the Florentine Republic.
Of alternate fortunes to be found in the Accademia there are various incomplete models by Michelangelo and also accumulations that incorporate works by Botticelli, Paolo Uccello and Andrea del Sarto, to give some examples.
Appreciate this voyage through the Accademia and take in intriguing certainties and stories from your master direct who will make your visit to this brilliant gallery both fulfilling and vital.