THE WONDERS OF FLORENCE: ACCADEMIA GALLERY and WALKING TOUR

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy
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Tour description

The Galleria dell’Accademia – or Accademia Gallery – in Florence, Italy, is without a doubt most famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. His Prisoners (or Slaves), his St. Matthew and, above all, the magnificent statue of David within the Tribune are what first draw most of the hundreds of thousands of visitors the museum welcomes every year.

The main halls at the Accademia also offers visitors works by great Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, to name just a few of the painters. Many of the works of art that were commissioned by and were part of the collection of the powerful Medici family were donated to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany by the last of the Medici so that these magnificent works could be enjoyed by everyone and are part of the cultural patrimony of humankind.

Today you will enjoy a guided walking tour around the highlights of Florence including the wonderful Accademia Gallery. The tour will start at our agency. The Accademia Gallery is most famously home to Michaelangelo’s 'David' and will be a real highlight of your tour. The museum also contains Michaelangelo’s four unfinished 'Prigioni' (prisoners/slaves) that were initially intended for the tomb of Pope Julius II along with a number of other treasures including some excellent paintings by Botticelli. Your guide will take you through the collection explaining the history of Michelangelo’s masterpiece as well as numerous other highlights within the gallery. This tour includes pre-booked entrance tickets to the Accademia Gallery that will allow you to bypass the wait with your guide,

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off