Florence: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with an Art Expert

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Enjoy the exclusive opportunity to skip the long lines and avoid the crowds and visit the Accademia Gallery with an art expert.


  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia Gallery and spend more time inside
  • Meet Michelangelo's David under the guidance of a professional art-historian
  • See more of the museum on your own after your guided tour has concluded
  • Take in works of art in the Accademia Gallery that span centuries of time
  • Learn about Michelangelo's unfinished sculptures, Prigioni and San Matteo


The Accademia Gallery is world-renowned for housing the authentic Michelangelo’s David statue, probably the most famous statue in the world. The long lines to enter this museum usually last for hours, and this is the only tour that will give you the opportunity to be among the very first to enter the museum, skipping the long lines and mostly avoiding the noisy crowds usually found inside. David was sculpted by a very young Michelangelo (who was in his twenties at the time) entirely from a single block of local Carrara marble. It represents the biblical hero David that killed Goliath, and when it was unveiled in 1504, it soon came to symbolize the defense of the civil liberties embodied in the Florentine Republic. Your art expert will reveal all the secrets about David, as well as other masterpieces hosted in this museum. Whilst in the gallery, you will also be able to admire Michelangelo's famously unfinished sculptures, Prigioni and San Matteo. The Accademia Gallery also houses many other masterpieces, both paintings and sculptures, ranging from the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance. You will encounter works by great artists such as Botticelli, Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Sarto, and many more. At the conclusion of your tour, you can choose to either exit the museum or remain inside to continue visiting on your own for as long as you desire. With this option, join a small group with a maximum of 15 people and be among the first visitors to enter the museum on your chosen day.


Skip-the-line Accademia Gallery tickets Masterclass with an English-speaking art expert

Important Information

  • Please note that even with the skip-the-line entrance, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays when entering the museum
  • On the first Sunday of each month, entrance is free of charge, but as tickets can't be reserved ahead of time, entry is not guaranteed

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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