Skip the lines and enter the Accademia Gallery to discover Michelangelo’s David. Enjoy a 1-hour tour with an art historian guide. Learn about the…
Skip the line with fast-track entry to one of Florence's iconic Accademia Florence Tickets. Admire Michelangelo's Statue of David without for waiting…
Enjoy priority entry to one of Italy’s top attractions with a reserved entrance ticket to the Accademia Gallery in Florence.
Experience a true once-in-a-lifetime museum tour of one of the greatest artists ever known, Michelangelo Buonarroti. As well as the statue of David,…
Marvel at Michelangelo’s iconic statue of “David” up close on this 1-hour guided tour that features priority entrance to Florence’s Academy Gallery.…
Join a tour of the Accademia Gallery and find out about Michelangelo’s marvelous statue of David. Enjoy a 1-hour tour conducted by professional…
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Take a walking tour in a small group to explore the highlights of Florence and see the original Michelangelo’s David.
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Michelangelo's masterpiece is one of the world's most recognizable sculptures. Located at Florence's Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, tours of the museum reveal a defining moment in Renaissance art – but there's a fascinating history behind David too!
Originally intended to stand among other stone sculptures on the cathedral's roof, the 6-ton statue was too heavy to raise. It was placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio instead.
The sculpture was started by Agostino di Duccio in 1463, before work briefly continued under a soon-fired Antonio Rossellino. Michelangelo was employed to finish the work in 1501.
David's confident stare is directed towards Firenze's strongest rival -- Rome. The city was one of many neighboring powers that threatened the Republic of Florence's sovereignity.
David was wrapped in cloth and entombed in brick as part of Italian efforts to protect their historic artworks from bomb damage. Michelangelo's Moses received the same treatment!
In 1991 Piero Cannata attacked the statue with a hammer he'd concealed under his jacket, breaking the second toe of the left foot. Police described the 47-year-old as "deranged."
The Galleria dell'Accademia is open between 8:15AM and 6:50PM from Tuesday to Sunday.
The Galleria dell'Accademia can be easily reached by many different bus routes to the stops Ss. Annunziata - Istituto Degli Innocent, Piazza di San Marco, San Marco Rettorato, or Cavour. Michelangelo's David is located in the museum's Hall of the Prisoners.
- When should I visit?Tues - Sun: 8:15AM - 6:50PM
- Is it expensive?Around 15 Euros. Price varies whether you book online or purchase at the ticket office.
- Will I need a guide?Not necessarily, but consider this... is there anything better in the world than an enthusiastic Italian tour guide?
- How to get thereFlorence is rather walkable so you easily go there by foot. Numerous bus lines also stop in front of the Galleria.
- Additional informationMake sure to pre-book your tickets! The David is an especially popular attraction.
What people are saying about Michelangelo's David
Great tour , led by our guide Maralina who was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and funny. And passionate about her subject. Highly recommended.
We truly enjoyed Stefano as our tour guide and appreciated his knowledge and unique insights. This felt like a very unique tour and he answered all our questions. Thank you Stefano, you were a delight!
It was slightly unclear exactly where to meet the guide, but other than that, this tour was fantastic. While the David statue is the obvious highlight of this tour, our guide made sure to highlight several other works of art in the museum. Our guide also gave us plenty of time around the David statue and explained so much about it. It was so informative, and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We highly recommend it for everyone.
Our tour guide (Julia) was exceptional. I had studied art in Florence for 6 months, and I learned more from her in 6 hours than during my studies. She was incredibly knowledgeable- I highly recommend this tour. I usually do not fill these surveys out, but given how satisfied I was with the tour, I felt an obligation to submit a review. We did the full day walking tour - Uffizi, Santa Croce and the Accademia. Even my teenagers thought it was great.
So glad that we chose this option for the Gallery tour. The lines for the Galleria were long and wrapped around the building. We would have had to wait for several hours since only a limited amount of people can enter the Galleria at a time. We were able to go right in. Typically when traveling overseas, we like to explore on our own. However in this case, we learned so much information about the Galleria and Michelangelo's David through our tour guide that we would have never learned on our own. Get Your Guide made it easy to sign up online and use the phone app. I highly recommend this option. It's well worth the price. One suggestion, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to find your tour group since it's not easy to get around Florence (heavy crowds) when walking.