Get ready to discover the wonders of art with our private tour of the Galleria dell'Accademia, one of the most important museums in Florence. You can admire the masterpieces of famous artists, such as Botticelli, Michelangelo and Giotto... But first, we will have a traditional Italian breakfast!
If you are looking for a guided tour that will allow you to discover the extraordinary works of art housed in the Galleria dell'Accademia, with a competent guide and avoiding long and exhausting queues, you are in the right place!
After a hearty Tuscan breakfast, based on typical sweets and good coffee in the company of your expert guide, you can finally enter the Galleria dell'Accademia, skipping the long lines.
Originally, the building was the hospital of San Matteo and the convent of San Niccolò of Cafaggio, but from the '700 it became the Academy of Fine Arts, thanks to the Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Lorraine.
An art gallery was established, where students could find works of art on which to base the knowledge, study and imitation for their artistic training. The real breakthrough came in 1872, when it was decided to transfer here the David by Michelangelo, taking it away from the dangers of the original location, outdoors in Piazza della Signoria.
The architect Emilio De Fabris was commissioned to build a new and bright tribune to honor the statue, which has now become one of the world's most admired Italian art masterpieces.
The David by Michelangelo Buonarroti is considered the symbol of the Renaissance and the emblem of the city of Florence. A 4-meters tall marble statue, concealing mysteries to be discovered. In addition to the David, you can see other works by Michelangelo: the Prisoners, the best example to understand the technique of the "unfinished".
If you want to travel in time and in the history of a city like Florence you cannot miss the works of Botticelli, Perugino, Giotto, Allori, Gian Bologna, Bartolini and many other masters of art.
The private tour will continue with a curious visit to the ancient musical instruments exhibition, where you can admire, for example, the first upright piano and the Stradivari violin.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothes.
Please note that large bags and trolleys are not allowed inside the museums.