Guided visit to the Accademia Gallery in Florence

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes  Location: Florence
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Why choose this experience?

1 Because you can see the largest collection in the world of sculptures by Michelangelo, including the famous David
2 To appreciate the major artists and masterpieces in the company of an expert guide
3 Because you will benefit from skiptheline access and avoid the queues at the ticket office

When visiting the museums of Florence, an Accademia gallery tour should not be overlooked!

The guided visit to the Academia in Florence includes Michelangelo's sculptures and David in Florence, extraordinary works of art to which the museum of the Galleria dell'Accademia owes its great popularity.

Thanks to the online booking service you will discover one of the most important art collections of the Tuscan city in the company of an expert guide and save valuable time at the entrance: our Florence Accademia Gallery tour includes privileged access, which will allow you to ‘avoid' the long queues at the ticket office!

Known primarily as the home of the largest collection in the world for Michelangelo sculptures, including the famous David, the Accademia Gallery in Florence is the second Italian museum for number of visitors. In addition to David, the section of the Academia in Florence of Michelangelo also houses the four male nudes called 'Prisons', the Palestrina Pietà and St. Matthew.

The famous David sculpture is not the only work by Michelangelo in Florence. The Academy also hosts many other masterpieces. You will discover a fascinating guided tour of artists and masterpieces from the 13th to the 19th century.

The collection of the Accademia Gallery in Florence features many works of Florentine paintings of the 14th century - including splendid altarpieces with gold background coming from the main churches and convents of Florence; paintings by Giotto and his followers, as well as earlier and more contemporary works; examples of Florentine painting of the 15th and 16th centuries - Paolo Uccello, Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Filippino Lippi; works of international Gothic and a collection of Russian icons.

The ticket for the Accademia Gallery in Florence also includes: the Musical Instruments Museum, which houses fascinating collections of the Medici and Lorraine Grand Dukes. Here you can admire ancient musical instruments including precious Stradivarius violins, several curiosities, such as the harpsichord of Bartolomeo Cristofori, inventor of the piano, and paintings that show the importance of musical culture at the time of the Grand Dukes. The Bartolini Plaster Cast Gallery which shows many plaster casts of Lorenzo Bartolini and Luigi Pampaloni, paintings and sculptures by artists of the 19th century, is linked to the Academy of Fine Arts.

During the Accademia Gallery tour, the guide will focus on artists and major works; at the end you can stay in the museum until closing time and end the visit as you wish.

A visit to the city of Florence must include one of its most precious treasures, the sculpture of David: in Florence, the Accademia Gallery Florence tour will allow you to admire Michelangelo sculptures and other great masterpieces in a harmonious fusion of styles and eras.

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Important info


All year, except for 25 December, 1 January, 1 May and the first Sunday of every month

Departure point:

Florence, Academy Gallery's Entrance for ‘reserved tickets'

Departure time

From 1 November to 31 March
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
11.15 am

From 1 April to 31 October

from Tuesday to Sunday
11.15 am

Languages available

From 1 November to 31 March
English: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Spanish: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
German: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday


From 1 April to 31 October
English: from Tuesday to Sunday
Spanish: from Tuesday to Sunday
French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
German: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday


Full: €40.00

Children up to 5 years: free

approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Guided tour of the Accademia Gallery in Florence
  • Admission ticket with Skip the Line access at the Accademia Gallery in Florence
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

No refund will be given: in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the time and meeting point indicated on the voucher) and/or a refusal of the service at the meeting point; in case clients get lost during the tour; in case clients decide to leave the tour before its end.

To attend the tour it is necessary to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the indicated time for the start of the tour and show a copy of the voucher (electronic and paper copies of the voucher are both accepted).

Tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants for each language.

Reservations are guaranteed until 48 working hours before tour date.

In case of acts of force majeure (strikes, road conditions, adverse weather conditions, unexpected closings,...) the itinerary may be modified. In any case, the duration and quality of the service will be maintained. In case the tour includes entrances to Museums/Churches, the provider of the tour cannot be held responsible for possible delays due to the sites included in the tour programme.

In case of possible problems during the tour, participants can contact the emergency phone number indicated on the voucher.

For any guided tour explanations are guaranteed in 2 languages simultaneously maximum.

At the end of the tour of the Accademia in Florence you can stay until the closing time of the museum at your leisure.

To reserve this tour a minimum number of 2 participants is required.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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August 2016

Group of friends


Reviewed on 17 Aug `16 - Booking No. 0

'David by Michelangelo'

Guided visit to the Accademia Gallery in Florence

Whether you are an art buff or not, you will appreciate seeing the famous David sculpture by Michelangelo. The gallery also displays other historical art that is a must see in Florence. The tour was really good and not too expensive.

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August 2016

Young couple


Reviewed on 10 Aug `16 - Booking No. 0


Guided visit to the Accademia Gallery in Florence

If you have time to see only attraction in Florence I suggest that you do not miss Michelangelo's David at L'Academia. One can read about David for hours or see countless pictures, but until you see the actual sculpture you can't appreciate the overwhelming presence and perfection of Michelangelo's talent and inspiration. David is nothing short of breathtaking!

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July 2016

Mature couple


Reviewed on 29 Jul `16 - Booking No. 0


Guided visit to the Accademia Gallery in Florence


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March 2016

Mature couple


Reviewed on 28 Mar `16 - Booking No. 0

'David, Beautiful sculpture'

Guided visit to the Accademia Gallery in Florence

I'm very glad to have seen this magnificent sculpture, but that and another large sculpture room was the extent of my interest, as I am not enchanted with medieval or Renaissance art. However the guide was competent and made the tour enjoyable.

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