The Accademia Gallery is the most popular museum in Florence. The famous Michelangelo's Statue of David was made between 1501- 1504 and restored in 2003-2004. This Accademia Gallery Tour will help you discover all the popular facts about this priceless work. There are usually long lines in front of Accademia which is why we recommend booking ahead. You will gain a reserved entrance and have more time to enjoy your visit inside the museum.
Entering with this Accademia Florence skip-the-line ticket you will have an opportunity to discover the original Michelangelo's masterpiece David that has become the symbol of Renaissance splendor. This astonishing Renaissance sculpture was created between 1501 and 1504. It represents the biblical hero David that killed Goliath, the story found in Book 1 Samuel. Made of one single block of marble from the quarries in Carrara in Tuscany, one of the whitest in the world, 5.16 meters tall, David stands proudly welcoming millions of tourists every year.
The Accademia Gallery was founded in 1784 by Pietro Leopoldo, Grand Duke of Tuscany. The original Statue of David stands here from 1873. It was brought here for reasons of conservation and the original idea was to greate Michelangelo museum to celebrate the fourth centenary of his birth. Today, Gallery has a very small collection of his work. As far as David is concerned, there is another replica in the Piazza della Signiora.
If this tour and meeting with David are at the top of your bucket list, these are the official Accademia Florence hours:
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No cancellation fee will be applied if you cancel at least 7 days in advance. Cancelling 3 to 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancelling 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.