Accademia Gallery private tour with skip the line ticket

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Florence, Florence

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Take advantage of the deep knowledge and passion of a private local guide of Florence and discover all the secrets behind Michelangelo's David, the stately symbol of Florence!

During your vacation in Florence you simplycannot miss out on meeting one of the most famous and eclectic artists in the world: Michelangelo.

Your professional guide will reveal the secrets of the ACCADEMIA GALLERY and the creation of Michelangelo’s world renowned masterpieces, such as the original version of David, I Prigioni and San Matteo. This is a must and will be a discovery for anyone interested in Michelangelo. It really is a once-in-the-life experience to stand in front of David.

At the end of the private guided tour you will have the possibility to stay in the museum for as long as you like.

An intimate experience not to be missed!

What's Included

Accademia Gallery skip the line ticket

Private guide at your disposal for 2 hours

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • The departure time of this tour is subject to the Museum availability. We will do our best in order to confirm the departure time that you selected. However, if it's not possible, you will be contacted as soon as possible via e-mail or over the phone in o

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Via Ricasoli
Prepare for a captivating and truly unforgettable private tour of the Accademia Gallery! Meet your history and art loving guide right outside of the museum. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it, so you can easily find him or her. The, follow your guide through the entrance, skipping the long lines outside.

Your private guide will truly bring the masterpieces in the Accademia Gallery to life, with vivid, storytelling descriptions. Any questions you may have, your guide will be happy to answer. Your guide will be happy to cater the tour to your personal interests and at a pace that is comfortable for you! Embark on this journey through time, as you visit the Renaissance era, a source of great pride and heritage in Florence.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Galleria dell'Accademia
Upon walking in, you will be greeted by some of the most impressive works of art throughout history. Your guide will lead you through the Hall of “Prisoners.” This hall showcases a unique form of Michelangelo's art, "non-finito," or unfinished. The sculptures showcase the life of characters inside the block, as their emotions form while trapped inside the Carrara marble. As a viewer, you can examine the exact dents and small details where Michelangelo was working with his chisel and hammer. Admire Michelangelo’s artistic process, and how he incredibly worked from a simple piece of marble. If you are interested in learning more, your private guide will go into vivid detail about each of these sculptures and their stories.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Gallerie dell'Accademia
At the end of the hall, you will find the unmissable "David," towering over the tiny viewers. Weighing over 12,000 pounds and at 17 feet tall, this is one of the largest, and most important pieces of art of all time. Your guide will spend plenty of time at this epic sculpture, diving into the masterpiece as well as Michelangelo and his mysterious life. Did you know Michelangelo was a mere 26 years old when he finished his sculpture of David? Any questions you have, your guide will be happy to answer.

After spending some time focused on Michelangelo, your guide will take you to admire some of the other masterpieces found in the Accademia Gallery with your guide. You will visit the complex sculpture, “Rape of the Sabines,” by Giambologna, as you learn about the unique process the artist used for his sculptures, which diversed greatly from the simplicity of Michelangelo’s sculpting.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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