Florence: Accademia Gallery Tour including Michelango's David

The gallery of the academy was founded in 1784 by the Grand Duke of Tuscany Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena. His aim was to gather together all the painting and drawingfrom the schools of Florence in one only big Academy that enshrines all the works of art used by art students to practice and exercise.

Over the years the Academy filled with a huge amount of paintings and statues and it changed several times its collections until, in 1827, it experienced a huge breakthrough with the arrival of the real David made by Michelangelo. From that year, the Academy was rearranged with a different purpose: be introduced to the public as a Michelangelo museum.

As a matter of fact, our itinerary in the Gallery of Academy will allow you to admire the David, known to be a Renaissance masterpiece, but will also give you the chance to understand the special techniques and stories behind the creation of other Michelangelo’s statues, here kept.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Firenze, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




The gallery of the academy was founded in 1784 by the Grand Duke of Tuscany Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena. His aim was to gather together all the painting and drawingfrom the schools of Florence in one only big Academy that enshrines all the works of art used by art students to practice and exercise.

Over the years the Academy filled with a huge amount of paintings and statues and it changed several times its collections until, in 1827, it experienced a huge breakthrough with the arrival of the real David made by Michelangelo. From that year, the Academy was rearranged with a different purpose: be introduced to the public as a Michelangelo museum.

As a matter of fact, our itinerary in the Gallery of Academy will allow you to admire the David, known to be a Renaissance masterpiece, but will also give you the chance to understand the special techniques and stories behind the creation of other Michelangelo’s statues, here kept.

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Stop At: Galleria dell’Accademia, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122, Florence Italy

The Galleria dell’Accademia – or Accademia Gallery – in Florence, Italy, is without a doubt most famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. In this tour you will explore with our professional and expert guide the places where the greatest sculptor of all times, Michelangelo Buonarroti, lived and worked,The expert guide will show you all masterpieces .

Duration: 2 hours