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Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo's David

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Florence: Michelangelo's David Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

1. Florence: Michelangelo's David Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Experience Michelangelo's David with a skip-the-line entry ticket for the Accademia Gallery Museum. Explore this pearl in Florence with access to all parts of the museum. This museum contains more sculptures by Michelangelo than anywhere else in the world. After skipping the ticket lines, start exploring masterpieces created by artists who lived and worked in Florence during the Renaissance, including Botticelli, Filippino Lippi, Pietro Perugino, Paolo Uccello, and many others. If you select the audio guide option, plug in your headphones to learn about the highlights of the museum as you explore. Continue to the Four Prisoners and the San Matteo in the hall of Michelangelo, an impressive room dominated by the David. Go to the Museum of Musical Instruments, where you can admire the piano known as the most ancient piano existing in the world along with the priceless Viola Stradivari, created for the Grand Prince Ferdinando Medici. Before the end of your visit, make sure to see the renovated Gipsoteca Bartolini, a showroom of sculptures and busts related to the sculpture Lorenzo Bartolini.

Florence: Timed Entrance Ticket to Michelangelo’s David

2. Florence: Timed Entrance Ticket to Michelangelo’s David

Discover world-famous paintings, sculptures, and tapestries with this timed entry ticket to the Accademia Gallery in Florence. See iconic pieces by Michelangelo like 'the Prisoners', 'St. Matthew' and the statue of David. View works by other famous masters like Bartolini.  Admire the 5.17-meter marble statue representing the Biblical hero David, a favored subject in Florentine art. The statue soon came to symbolize the defence of civil liberties embodied in the Republic of Florence, an independent city-state threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states and by the hegemony of the Medici family.    In the adjacent rooms, which were part of two former convents, important works of art are collected here from the Academy of Design, the Academy of Fine Arts and from suppressed convents.  Recently the Gallery has been further enriched by the important collection of old musical instruments from the Cherubini Conservatory, the Department of Musical Instruments.

Florence: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour

3. Florence: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Italy, as told by its mesmerizing art. Embark on a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery in Florence and learn all about the artists behind each piece. Take in Michelangelo's world-famous David with your own eyes. Meet your guide and step right into the Accademia Gallery without waiting in line. Begin your insightful stroll through the incredible collection, discovering majestic paintings by Filippino Lippi, Domenico Ghirlandaio, and more. Hear secret stories about the artworks and artists featured in the gallery, as well as ancient tales of the powerful Medici family. Understand why the Renaissance was born in Florence and why this family was so important to Michelangelo. And, of course, come up close to the giant David.

Florence: Accademia Gallery Priority Entry Ticket with eBook

4. Florence: Accademia Gallery Priority Entry Ticket with eBook

Make the most of your time in Florence with a timed entry ticket to the Accademia Gallery. Admire one of the world's most famous sculptures, Michelangelo's David, and see some of the sculptor's other works. Explore the Gallery with a useful guide in pdf format. Skip the long lines and enter the gallery via a separate entrance. Your reserved ticket allows you to skip the ticket office line and avoid the worry of whether or not tickets will be available. Visit the main hall to see Michelangelo's statue of David and some of his unfinished works still bearing his chisel marks. Discover the Gipsoteca which houses original plaster models made by 19th-century Florentine sculptors. See original musical instruments belonging to the Medici, including 3 made by Stradivarius. Then, explore the painting galleries of the museum and see masterpieces by medieval and Renaissance painters. Go up to the top floor to admire huge Medieval altarpieces before concluding your visit.

Florence: Michelangelo's David Priority Ticket & Audio App

5. Florence: Michelangelo's David Priority Ticket & Audio App

Take advantage of our prioritized ticket, you'll have the right to enter at your chosen date and time and you'll skip the line to buy the ticket by meeting our host in front of the museum with your ticket ready for you. Our Italian and English speaking hosts will introduce you to the security check gate. The day before your visit you'll receive a WhatsApp message with a reminder for the meeting point and the instructions to download our included Mobile Audio Application on your devices; don't forget to charge your phone and bring your own earphones. Now plug your earphones into your device and enjoy our exclusive audio guide mobile application to discover the genius of the greatest artist of all time, Michelangelo, through his numerous sculptures at the unmissable Accademia Gallery of Art. Inside, admire the Original Michelangelo's David and see how his expression changes as you walk across the room. Marvel at the detail and poise chiseled into a single piece of marble, and find out for yourself why David has captivated generations the world over. David represents a biblical hero winning against Goliath, symbolizing the defense of civil liberties embodied in the Republic of Florence, an independent city in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods. In addition, experience other sculptures carved by Michelangelo such as Prigioni (Prisoners). These contorted bodies were meant for the tomb of Pope Julius II, but the tomb was never completed. Explore the museum further and see statues and paintings by other Renaissance artists such as Andrea Orcagna, Taddeo Gaddi, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Filippino Lippi, and Sandro Botticelli. You may also visit the room dedicated to the collection of old musical instruments from the Cherubini Conservatory, the Department of Musical Instruments. This collection includes a violin by Antonio Stradivarius that belongs to the Medicean Quintet. Get the opportunity to have a complete experience of the house of Michelangelo's David and book your visit with us!

Florence: Skip-the-Line Accademia Guided Tour

6. Florence: Skip-the-Line Accademia Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in Florence's famous Accademia. Take a tour of the gallery to encounter its outstanding collection of gothic and renaissance paintings and other artworks. Visit Michelangelo’s famous David statue. See further famous works by the great artist such as The Prisoners, as well as other masterpieces of renaissance art. Hear informative commentary from your expert English-speaking guide, who will bring each work back to life with inside stories of one of the world’s greatest artists.

Florence: Uffizi Gallery, David & Accademia Small Group Tour

7. Florence: Uffizi Gallery, David & Accademia Small Group Tour

Discover the most visited museums in Florence alongside a professional guide. Together you'll admire the exhibit's most important works as you appreciate the art of the Italian Renaissance. Your guide will take you through the priority entrance into both galleries without having to wait in the long lines. Throughout your experience your guide will be on hand to explain the most important works of art which are contained inside the museums. The first stop will be the visit to The Uffizi Gallery with its pictorial collections and 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 Florentine symbol: Michelangelo's David. The gallery is one of the places with the highest number of sculptures by Michelangelo, and is a place where you can also admire the museum of musical instruments, the collection of golden-background paintings, and the Sala dei Prigioni with sculptures designed for Pope Julius II.

Florence: Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

8. Florence: Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Unlock the wonders of the Accademia Gallery in Florence with a timed ticket for priority access. Step inside and dive into the mind of one of the most extraordinary Renaissance artists: Michelangelo. Go to the Meeting point to collect your actual timed-entry ticket. Here you will be given extensive information to make your entry effortless. Explore the museum at your leisure for as long as you like. Let the allure of Michelangelo's David and other timeless treasures captivate you and dive straight into the soul-stirring world of Renaissance art. Don't miss out on visiting the world's largest collection of gold-ground paintings and the Museum of Musical Instruments, where many artefacts from the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini's historical collection are on display.

Florence: Accademia Gallery Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

9. Florence: Accademia Gallery Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Michelangelo’s David statue broke all the records back in the Renaissance and continues to amaze art lovers to this day. Join us on this extraordinary experience and learn all about the making of the colossal statue. Listen to the amazing tale as you explore the halls of the Accademia Gallery. Enjoy all the benefits of a small group with an expert guide and learn about the Florentine Renaissance and the art of sculpture. Take home great stories to share and create lasting memories of this encounter with artistic genius during your visit to Florence. Besides the David, see other works by Michelangelo, including unfinished works in the spectacular hall. After the tour, explore the gallery at your own pace. See the fine collection of Medieval and Renaissance paintings, including works by Botticelli. Delight in the exquisite collection of musical instruments dating back to the 17th century that includes priceless Stradivarius violin, viola, and cello made for the Medici Dynasty court.

Florence: Accademia Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

10. Florence: Accademia Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Skip the long ticket lines to the Accademia Gallery in Florence, and enjoy this special cultural experience with an expert guide. Gain priority access to art masterpieces for 1 hour and learn about the history of these works and their influence on Italy. Accademia is a must-see during your time in Italy: it’s home to works by world masters like Paolo Uccello, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, Andrea del Sarto. See the original full-sized model of “Rape of the Sabine” by Giambologna.   Most importantly, the Accademia houses Michelangelo’s David, one of the most famed works of art in the world. You’ll also see numerous Florentine paintings from the 13th and 16th centuries, from Medieval Ages to High Renaissance, as well as Florentine Gothic paintings and a collection of Russian Icons.

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4.6
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Meet up point had a lot of people helping out to check in. Christian was even able to get us in a few minutes early!

Marta was an excellent guide. Super knowledgeable and made our visit so smooth. Highly reccomend!

The experience was very good but very expensive, but I needed to get in without waiting in line

Great experience! It was simple and good organised , no waiting

Easy to pick up tickets and good communication. Grazie!