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Accademia Gallery: Tour

1. Accademia Gallery: Tour

Join a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery and discover the most amazing artwork of the Renaissance, including the magnificent statue of David by Michelangelo. After skipping the long ticket lines, you’ll enter the gallery and begin your experience with a visit to the Medici family’s collection of musical instruments. Admire the most expensive Stradivarius in the world, as well as other unique instruments. Continue to see the Prisoners and San Matteo by Michelangelo, then marvel at the artist’s most iconic sculpture, David. Learn about this statue’s creation and the complex history of the piece of marble that Michelangelo used to sculpt his masterpiece. Finally, see the plasters of Lorenzo Bartolini before ending your tour by taking in the beautiful collection of paintings by Lorenzo Monaco and other noteworthy artists from the 16th century. During your tour, you'll also discover lesser-known parts of this world-famous museum. 

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Florence: Guided City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

2. Florence: Guided City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

Step into Florence, the world's most beautiful open-air museum. Uncover the history of the Eternal City with a local guide and stroll through the halls of the Uffizi and Accademia galleries with skip-the-line tickets. Marvel at the works of Michelangelo and Botticelli. Follow your local guide and hear all the captivating stories behind the main monuments of the historical center. Discover the rivalries and plots of Florence's dominant families such as the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici. Head to the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo's iconic David. Skip the lines with the express security check and explore the gallery. Slip into the past as your guide provides insightful details and facts about each work. Continue to the Uffizi Gallery and benefit from express entry once again. Here, admire timeless art by Renaissance masters, like Primavera and the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, the Dukes of Montefeltro by Piero della Francesca, Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and Tondo Doni by Michelangelo.

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Florence: Walking Tour

3. Florence: Walking Tour

Learn why Florence gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on an introductory walking tour through 2,000 years of the city's history. Get a better understanding and appreciation of the background and context of the Renaissance from your expert guide. Hear about the city’s Roman origins and see landmark attractions, such as the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio. Proceed to the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Continue to Duomo Square or Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the historic center of Florence. Marvel at the Gothic facade of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Admire the iconic Renaissance cathedral dome designed in the 15th century by Filippo Brunelleschi. See the Baptistery of San Giovanni, designed by the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti, and the famed gilded bronze doors that Michelangelo likened to "Gates of Paradise."

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Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

4. Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

Take one unique tour to visit 2 of the most important museums in Florence, all while avoiding long lines of crowds.  Let your expert local guide lead your way to the city’s most impressive museums of Accademia and Uffizi Gallery. Visit the home of the famous David by Michelangelo. Begin the tour with a visit to the Accademia Gallery. See marble sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. Walk to the Hall of the Prisoners, displaying Michelangelo’s “Slaves”, all the way to the feet of the magnificent David. Learn the secrets behind the fascinating statue. Then proceed to Duomo Square or Piazza del Duomo   in the heart of the historic center of Florence. See the dominating Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Marvel at the gorgeous façade and dome designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, a famous architect and sculptor who loved the Gothic style. After a break for refreshments, stroll through the impressive Piazza della Signoria. The tour then culminates with a guided visit inside the Uffizi to admire masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Ponte Vecchio and the city from the museum's upper floor and terrace.

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Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

5. Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

Take a guided walk through the piazzas of Florence's historic center and learn about the city’s fascinating history. Admire the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, which has the biggest masonry dome in the world. From your guide, hear about the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the oldest building in the city with its splendid Gates of Paradise. Cross the Ponte Vecchio, stopping to admire the tiny jewelry shops that used to be butcher stalls.  Continue to Dante's district and then finish the walking tour in the political center of Florence at Piazza della Signoria, home to many original sculptures by Renaissance artists. Then, after skipping the long ticket lines, you’ll enter the Accademia gallery. Begin your tour with a visit to the Medici family’s collection of musical instruments. See the most expensive Stradivarius in the world, as well as other unique instruments. Continue to see the Prisoners and San Matteo by Michelangelo, then marvel at the artist’s most iconic sculpture, David. Learn about this statue’s creation and the history of the piece of marble that Michelangelo used to sculpt his masterpiece.

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Accademia Gallery and Florence Cathedral: Tour with Dome Access and City Walking Tour

6. Accademia Gallery and Florence Cathedral: Tour with Dome Access and City Walking Tour

Gain insights into the historical treasures of Florence on this guided walking tour. Get a closer view of Michelangelo's David, as well as the landmark of Florence, the Duomo. After meeting your guide, head to the Accademia Gallery. Hear about the purpose of the museum, which now houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. Discover the influence and legacy of the ruling Medici family, and how the museum ended up with its large collection. Learn about the story of David and its creator Michelangelo, and admire this famous sculpture up close.  Next, head to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly known as the Duomo. Admire the priceless treasures of Gothic and Renaissance art as you tour around the inside of the impressive cathedral. Take a moment to appreciate the monument's colossal size and beautiful marble decorations. Climb Brunelleschi's dome and the bell tower to admire scenic views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. End the tour by asking your guide for recommendations of the best places to eat or drink an aperitivo nearby. This tour is a great option for those who want to make the most of their time in Florence. You will be able to appreciate the potentially overwhelming series of artworks at both sites, with a scholarly local guide who manages to be fun and informative at the same time.

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Florence: Walking Tour & Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line

7. Florence: Walking Tour & Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line

Start your journey by skipping the long line of the Accademia Gallery. Get in through the express security check with skip-the-line tickets and amuse your sight with the finest statue ever made by a human hand, Michelangelo's David. Follow your guide and dive into the captivating stories about life and legendary of the greatest sculpture of all time. Admire the fascinating unfinished statues by Michelangelo, like Prisoners, St. Mattew, among others. Proceed with your pace towards the Heart of Florence and discover all the most enchanting monuments that crown the Historical Center. Hear about the rise and fall of the Medici Dynasty and follow the traces of the most exceptional members of the family left by the hand of the most famous Renaissance Masters like Botticelli, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo himself. Get off the beaten path and head to Oltrarno, the southern side of the river Arno. Wander through typical florentine squares and streets full of good food, street markets, and shops of local artisans famous for mosaics, perfume, jewelry, and antiquity.

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Florence: Accademia Gallery and David Guided Walking Tour

8. Florence: Accademia Gallery and David Guided Walking Tour

Get an insider's view of one of Florence's most notable museums on a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. You'll skip the lines as you learn about art and history from a certified guide. Discover the rich history and culture of Florence, including its most iconic treasure, Michelangelo's David. As you marvel at the legendary works, your expert guide will fill you in on interesting and lesser-known facts about the art. Learn why David is the most recognizable symbol of Florence, and what it meant to the Republic of Florence when it was created.

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Florence: City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi Ticket Only

9. Florence: City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi Ticket Only

Let your expert local guide lead you through the center of Florence's historic center to see its most impressive monuments. Walk to Duomo Square to admire the gorgeous façade and dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Then, stroll through the impressive Piazza della Signoria. This experience also includes entrance tickets to the Accademia and the Uffizi. Skip the ticket line at each museum, and explore the elaborate collections of medieval and Renaissance art at your own pace. At the Uffizi, admire masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Ponte Vecchio and the city from the museum's upper floor and terrace. Then at the Accademia, you’ll be able to admire Michelangelo’s famous David.

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Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour

10. Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour

Discover the most visited art museums in Florence together with a professional guide. Admire their most important works as you gain a deeper understanding of the Italian Renaissance. Your guide will take you through the priority entrance into both galleries, without having to wait in the long ticket lines. Throughout your experience, your guide will be on hand to explain all about the most important works of art in the museums. The first stop will be the visit to the Uffizi Gallery, with its extensive collection of paintings. Admire masterpieces by artists and protagonists of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others. Later, the guide will take you to the Accademia Gallery to discover the most famous symbol of Florence: Michelangelo's David. The Accademia is home to one of the largest collections of Michelangelo's sculptures. You can also admire the museum's many musical instruments, a collection of golden-background paintings, and the Sala dei Prigioni, with sculptures designed for Pope Julius II.

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What people are saying about Accademia Gallery

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,168 reviews

Mateo met us at the appointed time in an easy to find location. His commentary and insights during the visit to the Accademia were focused on a select group of artworks and permitted a more in-depth enjoyment of the selected works, of course, Michelangelo's David being a centerpiece. The access to the terrace during our Duomo visit was a special treat as well as the visit to the top of the dome. 3 and 1/2 hours well-invested.

Stefania was an excellent guide with deep knowledge of both the David-statue and the different art pieces in the Uffizi museum. My personal favorite was the da Vinci-room. We were also pleasantly surprised with the knowledge she has about Firenze, the Duomo and the Medici-family. The tour was well organized.

We were able to see so many things and learn so much on our tour. Rosa was an amazing guide and made sure that our 8 year old daughter was able to interact and take an interest in the tour as well!

Leticia did our tour and she was great. She spoke perfect English, gave us lots of insight on many art masterpieces. It was an excellent tour and I'd highly recommend this tour.

our guide Bernard was very flexible with our group as we had 3 kids under 9 and he was very patient. very informative