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  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Accademia Gallery

Florence: Accademia Gallery and Florence City Walking Tour

Product ID: 185946
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A guided tour of the Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze with a professional and friendly guide, where you will experience Michelangelo's David as well as other prominent Renaissance artworks.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the line with your ticket
  • View Michelangelo's sculpture David in person
  • Learn from a professional guide who will show you the city's hidden treasures
Full description
The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze is best known as the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David. Whilst here you can also admire other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300-1600, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance.

Your locally qualified guides will introduce you to this museum and show you works of art created by important masters of the Renaissance, with a special focus on David and other sculptures by Michelangelo. You can also discover the "Hall of the prisoners", an area in this gallery that takes its name from the four large sculptures of male nudes known as the prisoners (or the “slaves”) that were designed by Michelangelo for the tomb of Pope Julius II.

Later in the afternoon, you'll meet the guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe (See below in the Meeting Point) to start the walking tour. After meeting up with the guide, you will receive an insight into the history of this Renaissance city and how this incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the rest of Europe. The guide will start with Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence that marks the center of the City. After a little talk of history and the changes of the Piazza Republica since its origin, you will walk straight to the Piazza Della Duomo, ashowstopper of Filippo Brunelleschi, Giotto, Arnolfo and Francesco Talenti.

Whilst passing the Duomo Square, the guide will lead you straight through the old buildings and some of the historical landmarks of Florence to Palazzo Vecchio, where the David’s’ sculpture (the original is in the Galleria dell'Accademia) by Michelangelo's placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of the Republic's defiance of the tyrannical Medici.

Afterward, as you walk past the Palazzo Vecchio, the guide will talk you through the Uffizi Gallery, one of the greatest museums of the world, before you reach the most famous old bridge of Florence known as Ponte Vecchio.

Your next stop is at Palazzo Pitti, the enormous palace of Florence's largest architectural monuments of Filippo Brunelleschi and the former household of the Pitti Family, and later of the Medici's. Walking through the narrow roads of this ancient city with lots of hidden treasures, the guide will answer all the curious secrets of the city and you will explore many more interesting points of attraction to help you get the best out of your stay in this city.

Finally, your guide will talk you through the artists, architects, thinkers and political figures who led to the Renaissance, before your last stop to La Strega Nocciola for a delicious gelato offered to you by Star Florence.
Includes
  • Ticket to Accademia Gallery
  • 1-hour Accademia tour
  • 2-hour walking guided tour
  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees to the attractions not listed above

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• Wheelchair accessible
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Skip-the-line access is guaranteed, even during peak season (except in the event of delays or strikes by the museum management)
• Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
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Product ID: 185946