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florence michelangelo’s david guided accademia gallery tour

Florence: Michelangelo’s David Guided Accademia Gallery Tour

Duration: 1 hour
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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…

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Top 10 things to do in Tuscany

Tuscany is a lot more than just sipping wine and dipping homemade bread into delicious olive oil. Experience the region’s incredible nexus of country and culture with these 10 sights.

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Along your hike in the classic Tuscan countryside, you might seek out this peaceful Romanesque abbey—hear Gregorian chanting echoing its chambers.

Piazza dei Miracoli

Piazza dei Miracoli

One of the most significant architectural multiplexes in the world - here you'll find Pisa Cathedral, the Pisa Bapistry, the Tower of Pisa and the Camposanto Monumentale.

Tower of Pisa

Tower of Pisa

An icon of Italy, the Leaning Tower of Pisa got its infamous tilt during construction, as the ground was a bit softer on one side than the other.

Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral

The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, complete with a gigantic Gothic dome that remains the largest brick dome ever made.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

Florence’s massive town hall could more accurately be described as a fortress-palace. The giant estate features an ornate entrance, three courtyards and countless grand rooms.

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Crossing the Arno River, it is Florence’s most iconic stone arch bridge, known for the butchers’ shops built along it. Today you’ll find jewelry boutiques and art dealers instead.

San Gimignano

San Gimignano

Located in Siena, you could call San Gimignano the first ‘skyline’ with its 15 medieval towers. Come for the town’s charming pastoral setting and tangible history.

Biblioteca Piccolomini

Biblioteca Piccolomini

Located in the Siena Duomo, it’s easy to forget about the incredible collection of texts here when faced with the vibrant frescos and illuminated manuscripts.

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

Regarded globally as one of the greatest museums, the Uffizi Gallery houses all the masters of the Italian Renaissance—Botticelli, Michelangelo, Titian and da Vinci.

Palazzo Comunale Siena

Palazzo Comunale Siena

A prime example of Italian medieval architecture with Gothic influences, this palace in Siena is known for its soaring bell tower and stunning frescos in each room.

Our insider tips

How many days to spend in Tuscany?

Tuscany is not a region to visit for the weekend. Plan to spend 1-3 days in Florence, Siena and Pisa each, then drive to the coast and take a ferry to one of the islands for the beaches. After 10 days in Tuscany, you’ll really be feeling la dolce vita.

What to wear?

Wear layers, as the sun is hot during the day and it can get quite cool in the evenings. You should be comfortable and casual; this is the countryside after all. Pack light—one formal dress or shirt is enough.

How to get around Tuscany?

Only renting a car will give you the full ability to explore the natural beauty and historic quality of the region, from vineyards to palaces. Be sure to request an automatic if you’re used to driving it, as most Italians drive stick shift. Of course, bike tours through Tuscany are a lovely alternative.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Early fall and late spring tend to be the best times to avoid crowds and still enjoy pleasant temperatures.

What people are saying about Tuscany

Amazing, just what we hoped it would be like

Thank you to Loredana Agosta. What an amazing lady. She entertained us with fact in such a way that it immediately captured our undivided attention and converted us to instant art and history lovers. She is highly recommended and a definite asset to the team/business.

Great experience seeing the Tuscan countryside! Easy to follow.

Easy to follow, great guide. Nice lunch and wine, beautiful castles and medieval towns. Great way to experience the Tuscan countryside.

The best tour and guide we had in Italy.

Our guide, Francesca, was extremely knowledgeable, delightful, and energetic. From the moment we got to our meeting spot, she welcomed us and introduced us to the other tourists taking the tour. The tour allowed us to skip the long line on Sunday morning. Francesca kept us engaged for the entirety of the tour which focused on all the works and history of Michelangelo. The length of the tour was also perfect, and it actually lasted a bit longer than an hour. Francesca has a gift for divulging a lot of information in a way that never seemed tedious or overwhelming. I am very happy I made the decision to book this tour.

Phenomenal experience with a fantastic, well-informed guide.

I wish I could remember our guide’s name - he was wonderful. If the tour operators read this he is balding, with a light beard, and was an engineering major in college. Only 6 people in our small group and the cost was well worth skipping the hours-long line. Plus, the guide was extremely informative and, unlike many tour guides in Italy, his English was outstanding and he was easily understood.

Great place, amazing hosts, delicious food and lovely atmosphere.

My boyfriend and I have been in Florence before so we decided we want to do something different this time. As we both love cooking we decided to improve our skills in preparing italian food. This experience couldn’t be better and it was an excellent choice for an afternoon/evening activity! Luca, Max and Luiggi were amazing and very entertaining hosts. We were alternating between pizza and gelato peparation and had fun during every step of the process. Class was a perfect combination of theory, practical demonstration and hands on experience in preparing pizza and gelato from scratch to the perfect final product. The evening concluded with great dinner and amazing view of Florence in the evening.