Florence Accademia Gallery: All Michelangelo's Masterpieces Guided Tour

Firenze, Italy
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Delve into the enigmatic history one of the world’s most iconic works of art on this 2-hour tour focused on Michelangelo’s ‘David.’ Beginning in Piazza della Signoria, the grand open-air museum that originally housed the monumental statue, trace the history of David from its marble origins to its current home at the Accademia Gallery. Marvel at the size and intensity of the sculpture up close, and learn about some of Michelangelo’s other works at the world-renowned museum. Tour size is limited for a more personalized small-group experience. 
  • Art history tour of Michelangelo's 'David' in Florence
  • See the spot where the sculpture stood for more than 300 years in Piazza della Signoria
  • Trace the history of the monumental sculpture and the inspiration of its creator
  • Skip the long lines at the world-renowned Academia Gallery
  • See the original statue up-close and learn about its unique proportions and design
  • View other works of Michelangelo, including the enigmatic 'Slaves' or 'Prisoners' quartet
  • Small group ensures personalized service

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Tour is always run, independently from number of participants (minimum 2 maximum 6)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Monumento a Manfredo Fanti
    P.za di San Marco, 5-11, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy

    Meet in the very middle of the square by the bronze monument of standing General Manfredo Fanti.

End point

  • Via Ricasoli, 60n
    Via Ricasoli, 60n, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Meet in the very middle of the square by the bronze monument of standing General Manfredo Fanti.

What To Expect

Piazza San Marco

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Galleria dell'Accademia

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Operated by FlorencePass

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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35 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Discovering Michaelangelo
Sharon_A, Nov 2022
Our guide, Claudio, was especially knowledgeable and shared with us concepts and ideas that were then easily recognizable once inside the museum. Michaelangelo's various statue forms were presented as a way to understand the master's techniques and nuances that only Michaelangelo could do. We looked at all the planned works and then really had time to admire and understand the David statue very effectively. One of the members of our group recognized the importance of the base of the statue and its biblical symbolism which made the whole experience even more exciting. Thank you, Claudio!
Wonderful experience and guide
Jane_P, Oct 2022
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We loved our tour! He was able to answer our questions and offer insight to the sculptures and paintings.
Informative tour
Betsy_C, Oct 2022
We had a little trouble finding our tour, as we didn't read the meeting directions closely. The tour guide called us and led us to him. That was a plus as it was very busy around the entrance. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable on what we were seeing inside. He shared a lot of interesting information. Very good tour!
John_R, Sep 2022
Michelangelo’s David was worth the frustration of massive crowds. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and personable. However, since our main focus was to see David, the tour got tedious.
Excellent Guided Tour of the Accademia
Paul_W, Jul 2022
Claudio was very knowledgeable about the Accademia. He answered our questions thoroughly. Skipping the very long lines was a huge plus. Would recommend him and Viator to others.
Great experience
Kate_V, Jul 2022
We were late (lost!) and the company called and gave me directions on the phone and they waited for us which was much appreciated. Claudio was very knowledgeable and doesn't make you feel rushed like many tour guides. His English was excellent and you can see he enjoys sharing his home city and its wonderful art. Highly recommend this tour.
The best guided tour I have been on!
Amit_P, Jun 2022
This was an amazing guided tour with Claudio. Firstly it was really fun! Some tours can feel like a chore, but Claudio bought everything to life. It was a good balance between historical and fun discussion. We asked lots of questions and were able to see everything at our pace. Claudio has incredible knowledge on the art on display and able to relate it to modern life.
Great Experience!
Michael_B, Jun 2022
We had only an hour but Claudio took us through all the highlights. Was a fantastic guide and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Best Tour Ever!
Marion_L, Jun 2022
This is, without question, the best guided tour my husband and I have attended. Claudio paced the tour well and was extremely knowledgeable. He connected the art to the politics and the time period seamlessly. He was so easy to listen to! The tour went by quickly- we would have gladly hired Claudio for all our other tours.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Buonasera Marion, thank you so much for the nice words about Claudio, who not only conducts tours, but also helps a lot in our little family-business. So happy you enjoyed his guided tour so much. Arrivederci in Florence!
Incredibly detailed history of Michael Angelo’s life and art!
WilliamG_B, May 2022
Claudio provided an incredibly detailed history of Michael Angelo’s life, the history of his time in Florence and Rome. Claudio brought the paintings and sculptures to life by explaining the influences of the various artists, the super detailed meanings of the art, andthe relationships and influences of the artists. It was a wonderful experience!
Informative tour
Tim_F, Apr 2022
Claudio gave us a lot of information as we walked through the Accademia with our headsets on. We were in a small group, our family of four and another couple. The queue to get in was very short (5 mins). Claudio was extremely knowledgeable and it was great to learn more about the artists and hear about the history of art in Florence, right from the beginning of the Renaissance to the modern day. Claudio is clearly passionate about all of Florentine art and he guided us through the galleries and up to David where we spent a good 20 minutes learning about this masterpiece. If I had one piece of advice, it would be to try and engage the young people more. Whilst the art history knowledge was impeccable and received very well by the adults, it would have been good to have some stories or anecdotes that would catch the imagination of the teenagers, and maybe engage them with a few questions. Overall, we really enjoyed it. Thanks!
Visit to see sculpture of David
Wallace_L, Mar 2022
Mauricio was very informative and I enjoyed the time to see and learn. He pointed out several things that I would not have observed otherwise.
Wonderful tour of Accademia with a knowledgeable guide!
jennifer_J, Nov 2021
Claudio was my tour guide and he was excellent at explaining the pieces of art, musical instruments and their importance during the time periods. I got a good understanding of the influence of the Church , powerful families and the significance of symbolism used throughout the artworks by the artists. Highly recommend!
Cavan_A, Sep 2021
Our Guide Claudio was a passionate and educated young man his knowledge was extensive and we appreciated his insights
Awesome guide!!
Quest260477, Nov 2019
Federika was fantastic. She was knowledgeable about not just the David, but all things Florence. It was raining that day so just my wife and I took the tour. It turned into our own private tour. I highly recommend this tour to learn about Michelangelo, his work and life.
One of the best tours we've taken in Italy
Ryan W, Jun 2019
Don't be fooled by the low number of reviews. This was an incredible tour! Elena was *EXCELLENT* and super friendly. She took us to a few places that weren't scheduled since we were a group of only 4 people. Her knowledge of everything, willingness to answer questions, and general friendliness made this tour unforgettable!
Florence from Piazza Signoria to Accademia Gallery in a very small group tour
Edgar_C, May 2019
The visit to the Accademia Gallery is without a doubt the one visit every person makes once in Florence. I am glad that our tour guide for to our truly small group (three people in total) was Giacomo. His knowledge of Florence, its close relation to the Medici Family, its history and the renaissance importance for our civilization is probably bar none of any other guide I had during my week stay in Florence, for which I hope I am not unfair to the other tour guides I had the pleasure to meet. Especially because the visit to see the statue of David is something of a ritual for everybody, I am more than glad that I was lucky to have him as our tour guide. Thank you Giacomo!
Our guide was born and raised in...
Jerome N, Apr 2018
Our guide was born and raised in Florence so she added an extra dimension of credibility to our tour besides, my spouse and I were the only ones on the tour, which made it especially intimate!. Texan 41
I enjoyed the way the tour starts in...
Americo_P, Jan 2017
I enjoyed the way the tour starts in the piazza where the "David" was originally displayed . Our guide provided plenty of interesting information connecting each one of our steps from the piazza to the Academia.
Route was interesting. Michelangelo's...
Martin_A, Sep 2016
Route was interesting. Michelangelo's David was worth the trip to Florence by itself!