Private Tour of Florence and Academy Gallery

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The Academy Gallery is Florence’s most visited museum right after the Uffizi Gallery. It’s the house of Michelangelo’s David and his Prisoners and many works from the 16th-18th century. It adjoins the Accademia di Belle Arti or academy of fine arts of Florence, but despite the name has no other connection with it. Let discover it without stress and waiting in long lines. After it we will enjoy a quick walking tour around the most important monuments and squares of Florence, to have a better idea of its history, traditions and culture. If it’s your first time to Florence or you will have few hours to spend there do not miss this unique experience!

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Duration: 2 hours
Starts: Firenze, Italy
Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours



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The Academy Gallery is Florence’s most visited museum right after the Uffizi Gallery. It’s the house of Michelangelo’s David and his Prisoners and many works from the 16th-18th century. It adjoins the Accademia di Belle Arti or academy of fine arts of Florence, but despite the name has no other connection with it. Let discover it without stress and waiting in long lines. After it we will enjoy a quick walking tour around the most important monuments and squares of Florence, to have a better idea of its history, traditions and culture. If it’s your first time to Florence or you will have few hours to spend there do not miss this unique experience!

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

This tour will allow you to discover the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David, the most famous statue in the world! Here you will also admire some unfinished works by Michelangelo, the “Prisoners”, which will allow you to see how he carved the massive blocks of Carrara marble. The guide explanation includes a detailed introduction to Michelangelo’s life and his extraordinary period.

Ever the crowd pleaser, David was created by Michelangelo when he was just in his twenties, fresh from the glory of carving La Pietà. Sculpted entirely from local Carrara marble, the statue of the nude biblical hero is incredible to behold with life-like veins and muscles carved to precision as had never been done before. Standing at a lofty height of 17 feet (5.17 meters), the statue of David became a symbole the defense 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.

After admiring David, visit other rooms with your guide to learn about other Middle Ages and Renaissance artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, Perugino and Lippi. The Accademia Gallery is also home to the Museum of Musical Instruments and plasters of academic students.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

One of the most important square of Florence, it is famous thanks to its big and ancient monument as the Baptistery with its Gate of Paradise, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Cathedral with its glorious dome.

Pass By: Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Della Repubblica, Florence Italy

This private tour will start in the morning, when you will have the opportunity to taste an authentic Italian espresso in a luxury and typical bar in the centre of Florence: it’s the only one way to start our day and our tour together. It’s an unique experience to discover our traditions and a lot of curiosity about our customs.

Pass By: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

One of the most famous bridges of Europe, hard to miss once in town. Let discover together it’s history.

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

Piazza della Signoria is the civil and political square of Florence, known for its Palazzo Vecchio and gorgeous statues.

Duration: 15 minutes



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