1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Michelangelo's David

Florence: Sightseeing Tour & Skip-the-Line Academy Gallery

Product ID: 14258
Skip-the-line at the world-famous Florence Academy Gallery and explore the magnificence of Michelangelo’s David and other timeless works of Renaissance art from the 15th and 16th centuries.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Skip the line at the Academy Gallery
  • Art explanations by an expert, local guide
  • Explore the history of the famous David statue and other masterpieces
  • See Renaissance paintings from the 15th and 16th century
  • Enjoy the sight of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole
Full description
Skip the line and discover the magnificence of Michelangelo’s David and the other timeless works of art from the 15th and 16th centuries. Undoubtedly the world's most famous sculpture, the work was deliberately designed to symbolize the virtues of Republican Florence and freedom from foreign and papal domination. Recently, it has come to symbolize the ultimate symbol of the artistic and intellectual ambitions of the Renaissance.

Together with your expert guide you will explore each of the treasured pieces on display, including 5 other Michelangelo sculptures - the 4 unfinished Prisoners and St. Matthew - and a collection of other Gothic and Renaissance paintings. Your guide will help you understand the history and fascinating secrets behind each piece of art.

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to observe and understand the best of Italian art!
  • Local guide
  • Accademia reservation and skip-the-line tickets
  • A bus ride to enjoy the view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Multilingual tour guide
• Tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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A great tour, simply hard to find (barely made it in time)

Skip the line deffiniyepy helped, but there was still a smaller wait when it comes to security checking. The tour was great, we learned about the life of Michelangelo before getting to see David up close. The guide went over very specific details of the sculpture such as the look of concentration he has and the veins in his arms and neck. My only issue was that we almost missed the tour despite being at then meeting point on time. The area is very crowded with lots of different tour groups, I suggest to know who exactly to ask for when asking for help or they may take you to another group, is possible arrive an extra 15 minutes early. Our guide was Sami Parrini and his knowledge and courtesy was exceptional!

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June 10, 2018

Our guide was exceptional!

September 28, 2018

Ran very late, had to queue, guide was knowledgable but drab.

Had to leave tour early as we had to queue for half an hour, so much for not waiting in line! Guide was poor, obviously new her stuff but was drab and boring, would appreciate a refund of sorts.

September 25, 2018

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Albatravel Florence

Product ID: 14258