Get up close to Michelangelo’s ‘David’ on this Viator Exclusive with early access to the Accademia Gallery in Florence. Be among the first of the day to see the museum's world-famous Renaissance statues; it's a Viator Exclusive that can't be booked anywhere else! With a group of no more than 15 people and an art historian as a guide, marvel at some of the Accademia Gallery’s renowned works including Michelangelo’s ‘San Matteo’ before coming face-to-foot with the awe-inspiring ‘David.’ Your small-group tour finishes with free time followed by a tantalizing Italian breakfast at a nearby cafe.
Meet your expert guide, a professional art historian, outside the Accademia Gallery to begin your tour. Your guide will exchange your voucher and give you the entrance ticket to the museum. Get ready to head inside bypassing the lengthy entrance lines that often last up to 3 hours during high season. You'll be one of the first of the day to enter the gallery with a small group on this Viator Exclusive.Once inside the Accademia Gallery, stroll with your guide and enjoy some of the museum’s most famous artistic masterpieces without the usual large crowds. Listen as your guide shares interesting facts and details about some of the artwork and discusses the little-known stories behind some of Michelangelo’s major works including San Matteo, Palestrina Pietà and the four male nudes known as Prigioni.Follow your expert guide down the gallery’s halls until you reach the Tribune where Michelangelo’s David stands in all his glory under a halo-like dome. An unsurpassed icon of beauty and perfection, the David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture and one of the most famous statues of all time. Carved by Michelangelo in the early 16th century, the marble statue is a symbol of strength and youthful human beauty. After marveling at the David, your exclusive experience ends with a delicious, traditional Italian breakfast (think strong coffee and sweet pastries) at a cozy cafe in central Florence. Choose to follow your guide directly to the cafe. Alternatively, stay inside the Accademia Gallery to see some of the other exhibits, including works by Botticelli and Filippino Lippi, before making your own way to the cafe.