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Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery of Florence

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  • Skip-the-line admission ticket to the Accademia Gallery in Florence
  • Save hours of waiting in line by booking in advance
  • Discover information from a guide that you may otherwise have missed
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Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery of Florence
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Accademia museum is a place of artistic splendor as well as curious secrets. Purchasing our Accademia Gallery tour will help you get the most out of your visit in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!
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Accademia Tour 16:45PM - Eng
Accademia museum is a place of artistic splendor as well as curious secrets. Purchasing our Accademia Gallery tour will help you get the most out of your visit in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!
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Accademia Tour 11:30AM - Eng
Accademia museum is a place of artistic splendor as well as curious secrets. Purchasing our Accademia Gallery tour will help you get the most out of your visit in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!
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Overview
As the home of Michelangelo's David, the Accademia Gallery in Florence draws huge crowds. Save hours of waiting in line with a skip-the-line admission ticket, guaranteed to make your vacation smoother. As well as avoiding lines, you’ll tour the gallery with a guide and learn things about the paintings that you may otherwise have missed. Plus, choose from several departure times to suit your schedule.
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Why Book the Accademia Gallery Tour?

The Accademia Gallery is often called the “statue of David museum.” No surprise there! The statue of David is the cherry on top of the museum's art collection. However, Michelangelo’s David is just a tip of the artsy iceberg. The gallery also houses a vast collection of Michelangelo’s other masterpieces such as the four unfinished Prisoners. In addition to all that, the halls of the gallery are full of Florentine paintings by the talented Botticelli, Uccello, or del Sarto from the 15th-16th century. A fairly recent addition to the collection is the exhibition of ancient musical instruments including creations of Stradivari and Cristofori (inventor of the piano).

With the Accademia Gallery Tour, you will receive much more than just a fast track access to the artistic gems that come with Accademia tickets. The tour will allow you discover and understand the motives and circumstances that led to their creation. You could find out these details with an audio guide or a guidebook but the monotone voice or lengthy texts in the tiny font are not that fun.

The expert guide will highlight the most interesting information while answering all your doubts and questions. Above all, you can feel relaxed and safe. Hassle-free entrance is guaranteed as well as giving you the option to easily cancel in case your holiday plans take you down a different path. When the tour is over, you are free to stay inside and explore on your own.

A Bit of History

As the majority of buildings in Florence, Accademia Gallery has a long and eventful past.

The man behind the foundation of this marvelous museum is Pietro Leopoldo, Grand Duke of Tuscany, who did so in 1784. Formerly, the building was meant to serve as a teaching facility for students of the Academy of Fine Arts. What was once a hospital and convent, became a place to inspire and teach aspiring masters. Gradually, statues, paintings and other works of art from around Italy covered the vast walls of the gallery.

Just a decade after being opened to the public, the direction of the gallery enriched the art collections to display more paintings, tapestries, and sculptures. Next, in the 1950s, the gallery inaugurated the Byzantine-style rooms and the Hall of Colossus displaying over 1300 panel paintings. In 2001, the Accademia launched Museo Degli Strumenti Musicali featuring hundreds of ancient musical instruments.

Accademia museum is a place of artistic splendor as well as curious secrets. Purchasing the Accademia Gallery tour will help you get the most out of your visit in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!
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Reviews (39)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelangelo's David

The tour was almost exclusively about Michelangelo's David and our guide was very informative. However, there was time to explore further after the tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PTandJT
Reviewed 28 October 2018
Superb!...

Irina, our guide, provided a wonderful commentary, informing, fun. Her passion for art spark illuminated our tour, giving us a rich appreciation of what we were experiencing through expert eyes. Michelangelo's statue of David is a must to see. I do recommend the 4.45pm tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ian F
Reviewed 23 October 2018
Great Experience!!

Very informative Tour Guide Julia. Michael Angelo's David is the Main attraction. We book the afternoon 4:45pm (16:45) tour, better to avoid large crowds.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 15 October 2018
Very informational tour

Alla did an excellent job of detailing Michaelangelo's work. It made for a better tour than just walking around and reading the signs. It was all very interesting. You get to skip the lines with this tour, and you can stick around afterwards as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tarinsd
Reviewed 13 October 2018
Decent value for money

The tour was decent value for money. It's just over an hour. Our guide was good, although she made it feel more like a school trip, but that was fine. Not having to queue to get in was the best part. You can stay on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jos D
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