Accademia Gallery and the David weekend tour
- Skip the line to admire the magnificent David by Michelangelo
- See the Medici Family's collection of musical instruments
- Marvel at the Prisoners and San Matteo by Michelangelo
- See the plasters of the sculptor Lorenzo Bartolini
The Accademia Gallery is one of the most visited museums in the world because of the magnificent David by Michelangelo Buonarroti. Your tour will start with a quick visit of the section dedicated to the Medici Family's collection of musical instruments: you will be able to see the most expensive Stradivarius in the world, the most ancient piano, and many other unique instruments.
Soon after that, you will enter the Tribuna of De Fabris where the Prisoners and San Matteo by Michelangelo Buonarroti will introduce you to the splendid David! Your local guide will tell you the story of the most famous sculpture in the world, the symbol of Florence and an icon of male beauty. You will also discover the story of the piece of Carrara’s marble that Michelangelo used to sculpt his David.
Visit the Gipsoteca Bartolini which houses the plasters of the sculptor Lorenzo Bartolini, a member of Purism, who become, after the death of Canova, one of the main artists of late nineteenth-century Italian sculpture.
The tour will end on the first floor of the gallery, after admiring the great collection of golden background paintings by Lorenzo Monaco and other important artists of the XIV century.
- Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Accademia Gallery
- Guided visit of the Accademia Gallery in English and Italian
- Temporary exhibitions
- Citizens aged 18 to 25 years old, from the European Union or from non-EU states on condition of reciprocity
- Reduced tickets are subject to availability. If the reduced or free options are not available on a certain day or time, it means that availability has run out
Free (advance payment is required to skip the line):
- Children under 18 (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
- Guides and interpreters from the European Union
- ICOM, ICOMOS and ICCROM members
- European Union school groups and their teachers, within the established quotas
- Teachers and students from the following schools: Academies of Fine Arts or corresponding institutions in the EU; Architecture, Cultural Heritage, Education Studies faculties; degree programs on literary subjects with an archeology or art history focus of the faculties of Literature and Philosophy and corresponding courses in EU member states
- Teachers with permanent and temporary contracts at Italian state and private schools (showing at the ticket office appropriate documentation issued by the MIUR)
- Disabled people and one companion
Via Ricasoli 58, 50122 Florence FI, Italy
Show up at the Accademia Gallery (cash desk for pre-booked tickets) at least 15 minutes prior to the time chosen upon purchase. Your guide will display a "Musement" sign.
- The tour will not take place if it does not reach a minimum number of participants. If this happens you’ll be offered an alternative date for your booking or individual entrance tickets without a guided tour (for a different price)
- Tickets cannot be purchased by school groups. Those who don't follow this rule will not be accepted at the entrance and will not get a refund
- The museum does not provide a cloakroom service. It is not allowed to enter with bags and backpacks that exceed 40x30x18
- Bottles of water over 0.5 liters are not permitted inside the museum. In addition, it is prohibited to drink inside the exhibition halls
- The use of flash and selfie sticks are not allowed inside the museum
- Saturday and Sunday at 11.00am
- From Tuesday to Sunday: 8.15am - 6.50pm
- Closed on Mondays, 1 May, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
- Free on the first Sunday of each month from October to March
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