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  1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Accademia Gallery

Florence: Private Accademia Gallery Tour

Product ID: 202471
Experience a beautiful time in the Accademia Gallery, a must-see while in Florence. A passionate local guide will help you explore the many Renaissance artworks and statues, and of course, Michelangelo's David.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire Michelangelo's David
  • Encoutner Michelangelo's Pieta
  • Enjoy the Stradivari's violins
  • Explore the Plaster Models Room, the former workshop of Neoclassical artist Lorenzo Bartolini
  • Be amazed by the Slaves carved by Michelangelo
Full description
The Accademia Gallery in Florence is undoubtedly famous for the sculptures of the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. He was responsible for La Pietà, the Slaves, San Matteo and, above all, the magnificent statue of David in the Tribuna, which is the first work of art that captures the attention of the hundreds of thousands of tourists visiting the museum every year.

The main rooms of the museum offer visitors paintings and sculptures by great Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Giambologna, to name just a few. Many of the works of art were commissioned by and were part of the collection of the powerful Medici family.

In addition, you will visit the plaster model hall which contains the 18th century casts by Lorenzo Bartolini and the Music Instruments Collection. On display here are also three rare Stradivari violins and the first piano ever created in the world. This unique museum also displays the most complete collection of paintings by the 14th century artist Lorenzo Monaco. At the upper level of the museum you will find his masterpieces created employing the expensive gold leaf decoration and lapislazzuli, that was a fashion of the Florentine Middle Ages art. Last but not the least, you will encounter a fresco by the glorious master Giotto, the first to paint in a prospective concept.

  • Professional local guide
  • Entrance tickets with reservation
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up from your hotel

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Galleria Accademia Via Ricasoli 68 Firenze

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Even during a skip-the-line tour, visitors could wait some minutes before getting into the museum (this is due to the metal detector controls for security reasons)
• There are no cloakrooms available in the gallery
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The private tour is a great way to learn about the paintings and sculptures. We got one-on-one time and were able to ask questions and see exhibits at our own pace. If you just care about the David Statute, this may not be worth your money, but if you really want a sense of history and all that is in the museum (and have the time) this is the way to go.

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August 15, 2019

Fantastic tour

Lots of news

July 5, 2019

So knowledgeable and helpful

Our guide was so knowledgeable and helpful. She went over and above the call of duty. I highly recommend using this company.

May 27, 2019

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