Discover the story of the David, Michelangelo's masterpiece, sculpted in less than 3 years when the artist was only 26 years old. Thanks to our guide you will discover more about this imposing statue of a young hero, which became the symbol of the Republic of Florence.
This museum displays other important sculptures by Michelangelo, such as I Prigioni (Slaves) and San Matteo (St Matthew), together with an interesting collection of religious paintings and panels.
A special section of the Accademia gallery is dedicated to the musical instruments, showing an original Stradivari's viola belonged to one of the Medici's member, the Prince Ferdinando, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Feel free to stay inside the museum after the guided tour ends.
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GET ON THE EXCLUSIVE ACCADEMIA GALLERY TOUR AND SEE MICHELANGELO’S DAVID
The Accademia Gallery, founded in 1784, was created by Leopold of Lorraine, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, as an instructional gallery for art students. It is the second most visited gallery in Florence after the Uffizi Gallery and is popular for Michelangelo’s famous sculpture, David. A visit to Florence is never complete without admiring the original 17ft marble sculpture sculpted by Michelangelo. Therefore, there’s always a ridiculously long line of tourist trying to get into the Accademia Gallery.
Gladiator Tours, on the exclusive Accademia Gallery tour, will help you skip the tour lines in a minute and get you into the gallery to admire Michelangelo’s magnificent David. You will also see his other famous unfinished sculpture and other breathtaking paintings and sculptures by great artists of the middle ages and the Renaissance, such as Botticelli, Uccello, Ghirlandaio and much more.
The David was sculpted by Michelangelo at a very young age. In fact, he was just in his twenties when he created the 17ft marble sculpture that depicts the biblical David, who killed Goliath. The sculpture, one of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, showcases the Renaissance splendor that Florence is famous for. The masterpiece, created between 1501 and 1504, was originally placed in front of the Piazza della Signoria. For safety reasons, it was replaced in 1873 with a full sized replica, and the original moved to the Accademia Gallery.
Fascinating Artistic Treasures
The Accademia Gallery has more to offer aside from Michelangelo’s David. There are other fascinating artistic treasures in the gallery including other famous unfinished works of Michelangelo, such as Prigioni and San Matteo. There are also some fascinating artistic treasures by other famous artists such as Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women, Jacopo’s Coronation of the Virgin and the Cassone Adimari.
Museum of Musical Instruments
Also in the Accademia Gallery is the Museum of Musical Instruments, which host a collection of string, wind, and harpsichords instruments, including the Grand Ducal collection that contains about 50 musical instruments.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Gladiator Tours, as in the Uffizi Gallery tour, will make sure you have a stress-free tour by providing you with skip-the-line tickets that will let you use a special entrance and help you avoid the crowd at the general entrance. We will make sure that you don’t waste a minute on tour lines waiting to catch a glimpse of Michelangelo’s David and will get you into the Gallery quickly.
Admire Michelangelo’s Iconic David
Gladiator Tours will take you on an outstanding tour to admire Michelangelo’s iconic David from every angle, as it stands and dominates the central museum in the Accademia Gallery. Our expert guide will entertain you with engaging stories of why Michelangelo is considered a creative genius, and everything about his life and torments. You will also gain important insight on what inspired him to sculpt the David, the interpretation of the magnificent sculpture, as well as what represents to the Florentines.
Check Out other Fascinating Artistic Treasures
Gladiator Tours will introduce you to other fascinating artistic treasures in the Accademia Gallery, created by great artists from the middle ages and the Renaissance period such as Botticelli, Uccello, Ghirlandaio and much more. Arts such as a remarkably detailed painting, The Cassone Adimari, and the impressive sculpture by Giambologne, Rape of the Sabine Women, will fascinate you. You will also check out other famous work of Michelangelo, such as the Prigioni (Prisoners) and San Matteo (St. Matthew) that are claimed to have been intentionally left uncompleted by Michelangelo.
Explore the Museum of Musical Instrument
As you explore the beautiful musical instruments made in the 17th century, with highly refined materials, in the Museum of Musical Instrument, our expert guide will delve into the history of the instruments as well as the instrument-makers, and you will learn all about the grand festivals organized by the wealthy Medici.
Get a chance to admire the original Michelangelo’s David!
Galleria dell' Accademina, Via Ricasoli, 60, 50122 Firenze