Florence: Skip-the-Line Accademia Tour

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Florence: Skip-the-Line Accademia Tour

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Experience the Accademia Gallery, Italy's second-most-popular museum and the home of the original Michelangelo's David. Your expert English-speaking guide will bring each masterpiece to life with stories of one of the world’s greatest artists.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the line through express security check
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access
  • Gain priority entrance to the Accademia Gallery
  • Spend an hour on a guided tour with an expert English-speaking guide
Full description
The Accademia Gallery of Florence was once part of the academy of the fine arts. It was founded in 1784 by the grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo, who collected a great amount of original and replicated art works. The original gallery hosted two enormous gypsum models of Giambologna's famous Rape of Sabines statue. The gallery was enriched with Gothic and renaissance paintings from churches and convents that Pietro Leopoldo abolished. The Accademia Gallery was chosen to be the new home of Michelangelo’s David due to the fact that the gallery happens to be located in the same square where the young Michelangelo studied sculpting as a child. In 1873 the town of Florence relocated David, which was no longer safe in its original location of Signoria Square. A few decades later some other Michelangelo masterpieces were acquired by the gallery, such as Prisoners, gifted by the nephew of Michelangelo to Cosimo I Medici St. Matthew and Pieta joined the museum. This is how academia became an unofficial Michelangelo museum. Throughout your touring of the gallery, your expert English-speaking guide will bring each masterpiece back to life with inside stories of one of the world’s greatest artists.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Headsets and earphones
  • Bottled water
  • Free luggage deposit
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is the My Green Tour office, right in front of the Accademia Gallery (Next to Carrefur).

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 29 reviews

    Review summary

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    I would surely recommend this agency for all your visit of Florence. And for the Academia I suggest to book skip the line ticket with guide. Otherwise you have to wait under the sun for many hours to get it. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate with her information. I enjoyed the walk to the Academia and seeing Florence for the first time, skipping the line ups gives you a chance to appreciate more time enjoying the beautiful views. Also when I arrived the meeting point, the office worker were super kind and helpful.

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    July 29, 2020

    Ho prenotato questa visita per me e per mia figlia di 10 anni. La guida, Rossella, è stata speciale! Non si è fermata alla storia delle opere ma è entrata nella vita di Michelangelo portandoci indietro nel tempo! Il tempo con Rossella è volato e avremmo voluto sentirla parlare per giorni! Grazie davvero

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    September 26, 2020

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