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Accademia Gallery Guided Tour

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Live tour: English

Adult (Ages 18+)
Student (Ages 13-24 with ID)
Child (Ages 2-12)
Infant (Ages 0-1)

Discover Michelangelo’s Statue of David

Discover the imposing 17-foot tall marble statue towering over the neverending stream of curious visitors: Michelangelo’s famous David. It took more than two years to finish this otherworldly tribute to this biblical hero.

Upon close observation, he exposes his watchful eyes and chillingly realistic protruding veins on his hands. The statue of David is disproportionate on purpose, with an enlarged right hand and head… Why? You can find out this and more on our Accademia Gallery tour conducted by professional licensed guides.

In addition to exploring the highlights of the gallery, you get to skip the line that barricades the entry to the museum on a daily basis.

Accademia Gallery

The Accademia Gallery is often called the “statue of David museum.” No surprise there! The statue of David is the cherry on top of the museum’s art collection. However, Michelangelo’s David is just the tip of the iceberg.

The gallery also houses a vast collection of Michelangelo’s other masterpieces, such as the four unfinished Prisoners. In addition to all that, the halls of the gallery are full of Florentine paintings by the talented Botticelli, Uccello, or del Sarto from the 15th and 16th centuries.

A fairly recent addition to the collection is the exhibition of ancient musical instruments including creations of Stradivari and Cristofori (inventor of the piano).