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Accademia Gallery Tour in Florence

Discover the greatest Masterpieces of the Renaissance with a licensed tour Guide.

Tour guide in Florence

from 120 €

1.5 hours
Accademia Gallery Tour includes the most renowned  statue by Michelangelo: the David. We will get to meet the man and philosophy of Michelangelo in a Tour that focuses on his masterpiece! Moments of his life and the unfinished beauty of his prisons.
The Accademia Gallery Tour will allow you to observe attentively the David anatomic details and to understand why Michelangelo’s biblical representation is considered innovative and unique.

Price for private tour in Florence


The price is not per person but is referred to couples, families, or groups of friends up to 7 people

For larger groups please contact us for a quotation


The price does not include the cost of the ticket.  


The Accademia Gallery, originally born to exhibit the creations of the first Florence Art School, currently houses famous artworks from the Middle Age to the Counter-Reformation, a plaster casts gallery created by Lorenzo Bartolini and a section with musical instruments belonged to Medici and Lorraine families between 1600 and 1700.

In 1563, together with Giorgio Vasari, the Grand Duke Cosimo I of the Medicis founded the first real art school in Florence, “Accademia del Disegno” (academy of drawing), whose headquarters were located inside San Luca chapel, within Basilica di Santissima Annunziata.

Michelangelo Buonarroti was  the one who inspired the style of the artists of the Accademia. In the following decades and centuries, his name fascinated the attention of many Italian artists who wanted to be part of the Accademia.

Among them, Agnolo Bronzino, Benvenuto Cellini, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Palladio and Artemisia Gentileschi, the first woman to be admitted to the Accademia.

The Basilica of Santissima Annunziata was the main location for many years; then, in 1784, Grand Duke Peter Leopold renamed it as Accademia di Belle Arti and changed its location.

What mostly contributes to the worldwide popularity of the Accademia Gallery is the sculpture of David, symbol of the Florence freedom, preceded by the Prisoners - both created by Michelangelo, the last ones are sculpted with the unfinished technique, a peculiar one, distinguishing Michelangelo style. In 1873 the David was relocated from Piazza della Signoria to the Accademia Gallery in order to be saved from bad weather conditions and vandalism.

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