Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour in Florence

Embark on a guided tour of Florence’s Accademia Gallery, the home of Michelangelo’s renowned sculpture ‘David.’ Enjoy expedited, skip-the-line entry for a 1-hour tour, and learn the secrets behind this museum’s impressive collection, which includes works by Giambologna, Paolo Uccello, and Sandro Botticelli.
* Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
* Starts: Firenze, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Embark on a guided tour of Florence’s Accademia Gallery, the home of Michelangelo’s renowned sculpture ‘David.’ Enjoy expedited, skip-the-line entry for a 1-hour tour, and learn the secrets behind this museum’s impressive collection, which includes works by Giambologna, Paolo Uccello, and Sandro Botticelli.

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Stop At: Via Cavour Firenze, Florence Italy

Prepare for a journey in time… to the glorious Renaissance era in Florence. Head to Via Cavour 36 Red, where your local, art-loving guide will be waiting for you! Follow your guide to the nearby Accademia Galleria (about a 5 minute walk), and skip-the-line upon entry.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The Accademia Gallery is one of the most sought-after art galleries in the world. Throughout your tour of the gallery, your guide will truly bring these pieces of art to life, with vivid, storytelling descriptions. Along with interesting stories, you can also learn entertaining and memorable facts about the artists and works of art. Embark on this tour through time as you visit the Renaissance era, a time of great pride and heritage in Florence. First, your guide will lead you through the Hall of “Prisoners,” where you can find many of Michelangelo’s unfinished pieces. This hall showcases a unique form of Michelangelo’s art, “non-finito,” or unifinished. These sculptures are meant to showcase the characters inside the block, as you can feel their emotions forming while they are trapped inside the Carrara marble. As a viewer, you can examine the exact scraps and small details where Michelangelo was working with his chisel and hammer.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

It is incredible to witness the process of art, which Michelangelo developed from a simple piece of marble. Your guide will share more details about each of these sculptures and their stories.
Then, at the end of the hall, you will find the unmissable “David,” towering over the tiny viewers. Weighing over 12,000 pounds and at 17 feet tall, this is one of the largest, and most important pieces of art of all time. Learn all about this epic sculpture, as well as Michelangelo and his mysterious life. Did you know Michelangelo was a mere 26 years old when he finished his sculpture of David?
Then, admire some of the other masterpieces found in the Accademia Gallery with your guide. You will visit the complex sculpture, “Rape of the Sabines,” by Giambologna, as you learn about the unique process the artist used for his sculptures, which diverses greatly from the simplicity of Michelangelo’s sculpting.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

After your one-hour guided tour of the museum, feel free to revisit any works of art and stroll the gallery independently. There is no better way to discover, “the Cradle of the Renaissance” than by visiting one of the most important Renaissance galleries in the world – the Accademia Gallery!

Duration: 20 minutes