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Skip the line to see Michelangelo’s 'David' on this 1-hour tour through the Accademia Gallery in Florence. Accompanied by an expert guide, head straight inside the world-famous museum with your priority access ticket and learn about the impressive collection of artwork inside. Witness Michelangelo’s masterpiece and hear about its fascinating history from your guide. You’ll also have the chance to check out the artist's unfinished 'Prigioni', as well as works by Renaissance greats like Lippi and Botticelli.
  • 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
Your tour will begin in central Florence, outside of the Accademia Gallery. Meet up with your guide and avoid the lines with a direct access ticket.

Listen to the rich history and stories behind the collection of artwork hosted within the museum’s walls. Examine Michelangelo’s unfinished sculptures, Prigioni and San Matteo, before making your way to the gem of the collection, the artist’s famed David.

Sculpted entirely from Carrara marble, Michelangelo was only in his twenties while he worked on the masterpiece from 1501 to 1504. Originally commissioned to be placed along the roofline of the Florence Cathedral, the sculpture was instead positioned outside the Palazzo della Signoria in 1504. Look up to witness the lifelike outlines of muscles and veins of the biblical hero. At 17 feet (5.17 meters), the David stands as the iconic symbol of Florence's independence.

After examining David up close, continue to explore other Renaissance artwork featured in the Accademia, including greats such as Botticelli, Lippi and Orcagna. After parting ways with your guide, you may continue exploring independently in the museum for as long as you wish.


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, Oct 2018

Beautiful artwork and a very knowledgeable guide. But she really needed to update her equipment from the technician in the beginning of the tour, as everyone on the tour was having trouble hearing and understanding her.

, Oct 2018

This was an easy to follow tour. We enjoyed seeing the David, now my favorite sculpture of all time!

, Sep 2018

Our tour guide was great at relating to the international group of tourists and she got us through the gallery at a nice pace. We saw some great sights and learned a lot along the way. David was definitely the must see in this gallery but it was great to see other paintings, sculptures and even instruments.

, Aug 2018

Was worth skip the line here. I was booked early morning and queue for those not booked in skip the line was over 200 metres long so I gather it only to longer during the day. Great tour guide the tour was really worth it.

, Jul 2018

The Gallery is great and so was the tour. That said, you need to reset your expectations about the 'skip the line'. And while yes you do get to skip the line, what you need to realize is that almost everyone has a similar tour. So, my advice is to pick one of the earliest timeslots so that when you meet your group guide and get into the tour line that its not around the block.

, May 2018

The guide was boring, telling almost one hour only facts about David.

, Apr 2018

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly and precisely

, Apr 2018

You definitely want to skip the line! The Accademia gallery was mainly worth seeing for the Michelangelo sculptures. The whole top floor is Byzantine religious art which is a fantastic collection if that is your interest.

, Mar 2018

The tour was the best way to skip the lines, but the tour itself was not overly informative or thorough.

, Mar 2018

The tour of the museum was amazing. Our guide was knowledgeable about the artwork and artists. What was a challenge - and the reason I did not give the tour a full 5 stars, was that we got lost trying to find the meeting point. We had downloaded Google maps on our phones to use offline, only it does not work for walking instructions. It was snowing when we got to Florence and wandering through the city, trying to find our meeting point, was a challenge. Clearer instructions on how to find it would have been helpful.

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