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Florence: Skip-the-Line Accademia Small Group Tour

Florence: Skip-the-Line Accademia Small Group Tour

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Experience the Accademia Gallery, Italy's second-most-popular museum and the home of the original Michelangelo's David. Your expert English-speaking guide will bring each masterpiece to life with stories of one of the world’s greatest artists.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the line through express security check
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, German
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access
  • Gain priority entrance to the Accademia Gallery
  • Spend an hour on a guided tour with an expert English-speaking guide
Full description
The Accademia Gallery of Florence was once part of the academy of the fine arts. It was founded in 1784 by the grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo, who collected a great amount of original and replicated art works. The original gallery hosted two enormous gypsum models of Giambologna's famous Rape of Sabines statue. The gallery was enriched with Gothic and renaissance paintings from churches and convents that Pietro Leopoldo abolished. The Accademia Gallery was chosen to be the new home of Michelangelo’s David due to the fact that the gallery happens to be located in the same square where the young Michelangelo studied sculpting as a child. In 1873 the town of Florence relocated David, which was no longer safe in its original location of Signoria Square. A few decades later some other Michelangelo masterpieces were acquired by the gallery, such as Prisoners, gifted by the nephew of Michelangelo to Cosimo I Medici St. Matthew and Pieta joined the museum. This is how academia became an unofficial Michelangelo museum. Throughout your touring of the gallery, your expert English-speaking guide will bring each masterpiece back to life with inside stories of one of the world’s greatest artists.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Headsets and earphones
  • Free luggage deposit
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must present physical or digital proof that you've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children under 12 years old and people with medical conditions or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination must provide either a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative Covid-19 antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Starting on August 6, 2021, entrance to Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery is allowed for those with a Green Pass vaccination certificate.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 110 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5

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    Our tour was guided by Laura, she was excellent by explaining all the history about the Medicis and the different piece of art. Laura is a very pationated guide, she really like her job and can well explain to all the family including children. Our tour was directed by Laura, she gave us a great time with explanations on the history of the Medicis and the different works. Laura is passionate about her job and she gave us information for the whole family, including children. I recommend it to you.

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    August 5, 2021

    I booked this visit for myself and my 10 year old daughter. The guide, Rossella, was special! It did not stop at the history of works but entered Michelangelo's life taking us back in time! Time with Rossella has flown and we would have liked to hear her talk for days! Thank you very much

    September 7, 2020

    I would surely recommend this agency for all your visit of Florence. And for the Academia I suggest to book skip the line ticket with guide. Otherwise you have to wait under the sun for many hours to get it. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate with her information. I enjoyed the walk to the Academia and seeing Florence for the first time, skipping the line ups gives you a chance to appreciate more time enjoying the beautiful views. Also when I arrived the meeting point, the office worker were super kind and helpful.

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    July 29, 2020

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