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Accademia Gallery: Small Group Tour to Michelangelo’s David

Product ID: 141522
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Enjoy an overall presentation of Michelangelo's David, the most iconic Italian sculpture, from its initial public and political message on the Piazza della Signoria in 1504 to its worldwide fame after being moved into the Galleria dell'Accademia in 1873.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get the true meaning of Michelangelo's early and late masterpieces at the spectacular Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Walk from Piazza della Signoria to the museum in a supersmall group (max 12 people) with an expert local guide and discover what inspired Michelangelo
  • Enjoy plenty of Renaissance statues during your 2-hour tour to fully understand Florentine sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo
  • Admire not only David but also Michelangelo's Prigioni (the Captives) unfinished statues in which creativity appears more relevant than ever before
  • Stay in the museum on your own, if you wish, after your guide departs to also visit the Medici's splendid collection of old musical instruments
Full description
Enjoy this walking tour as a helpful and detailed introduction to a better understanding of Michelangelo's David, the most celebrated Renaissance statue ever sculpted in Florence.

Start from where David was first unveiled to the public - Piazza della Signoria - by the Palazzo Vecchio, the symbol of the proud Florentine Republic, and walk in the company of your local expert guide, who will entertain and inform you about what David meant to the eyes of contemporary Florentines and to eyes of contemporary artists from all over Europe.

Continue through the city center to discover what inspired Michelangelo and where and how he sculpted hs gigantic biblical hero.

Once you arrive at the Galleria dell'Accademia, David will no longer be just a huge statue to admire and to take pictures of, but instead it will appear to you as it did to Florentines of past times, representing the profound love each and every inhabitant of "Fiorenza" (Florence's ancient popular name) had, including him, Michelangelo, the sculptor.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Earsets with over 6 participants
  • Galleria dell'Accademia ticket entrance
What’s Not Included
  • Tips
  • Whatever isn't indicated in "What's included"

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Piazza della Signoria outside Caffé Rivoire at junction with via Vacchereccia

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Flash photography
Know before you go
Some walking at a regular pace is involved in this tour.
Organized by

FLORENCEPASS

Product ID: 141522