Fortrinnsrett: Omvisning i Accademia-galleriet i Firenze
As you walk around inside, listen to stories and history about the wealth of artwork contained within the Accademia Gallery’s walls. Works by Renaissance superstar Michelangelo are given pride of place inside the museum, and your guide’s commentary focuses on the much-loved Florentine artist. Admire his famously unfinished sculptures – Prigioni and San Matteo – and then gaze in awe at the statue of David that dominates the central gallery.
Ever the crowd pleaser, David was created by Michelangelo when he was just in his twenties, fresh from the glory of carving La Pietà. Sculpted entirely from local Carrara marble, the statue of the nude biblical hero is incredible to behold with life-like veins and muscles carved to precision as had never been done before. Standing at a lofty height of 17 feet (5.17 meters), the statue of David became a symbol of freedom and independence for the city.
After admiring David, visit other rooms with your guide to learn about other Renaissance artists such as Botticelli and Lippi. When your tour finishes, you can stay inside the museum for as long as you wish, discovering collections of artwork from the Middle Ages as well as the Renaissance. The Accademia Gallery is also home to the Museum of Musical Instruments, which is worth visiting independently.
- Entrance fee
- Skip-the-line entrance ticket
- Professional guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drink
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
This was worth the money to not have to stand in line. The guide was very good and we had no trouble finding the person we need to check in with, this is typically not the guide.
The tour guide was knowledgeable, spoke fluent English and took extra effort to go into the history. I would recommend her for a bonus.
The tour was a little drawn out. The skip the line is well worth the extra money. The David is extremely impressive.
Was worth skip the line here. I was booked early morning and queue for those not booked in skip the line was over 200 metres long so I gather it only to longer during the day. Great tour guide the tour was really worth it.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly and precisely
You definitely want to skip the line! The Accademia gallery was mainly worth seeing for the Michelangelo sculptures. The whole top floor is Byzantine religious art which is a fantastic collection if that is your interest.
The tour was the best way to skip the lines, but the tour itself was not overly informative or thorough.
The tour of the museum was amazing. Our guide was knowledgeable about the artwork and artists. What was a challenge - and the reason I did not give the tour a full 5 stars, was that we got lost trying to find the meeting point. We had downloaded Google maps on our phones to use offline, only it does not work for walking instructions. It was snowing when we got to Florence and wandering through the city, trying to find our meeting point, was a challenge. Clearer instructions on how to find it would have been helpful.
I was very happy with our tour of the Accademia gallery. Our guide was able to help us distill down this very large museum so that in a reasonable time we could understand which were the most significant pieces. He also help us place these pieces into context in the history of the world and of Italy. And of course, we were able to skip the line.