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. This Florence museums tour also includes a visit to Uffizi Gallery Tickets.
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.
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:
The Accademia is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 8:15 am – 6:50 pm.
Ticket office closes at 6:20 pm and museum starts closing down at 6:40 pm.
The museum is closed: every Monday, January 1, May 1, December 25.
There are approximately 70 museums in Florence and you cannot leave the city without visiting the most famed one - the magnificent Uffizi Gallery. It is the museum that comprises paintings ranging from 13 th to the 18 th century. Most of the works belong to the Italian Renaissance artists, but several sections in Uffizi Gallery are devoted to foreign artists as well. Start you Florence adventure with this Uffizi Gallery guided tour. It will be worthed!
The Medici family ruled Florence from their main residence – the Palazzo Vecchio. Their offices Uffizi were next door. Today, these offices hold the finest collection of paintings from many different respectable artists. The complex Uffizi was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de' Medici. It supposed to accommodate the offices of the magistrates (Uffici=offices). Today, Uffizi Gallery tickets are very popular all year round because tourists come from different parts of the world and many of them spend hours waiting in long queues.
This Uffizi Gallery Tour will help you enter the gallery with a skip-the-line priority entrance ticket. Once you enter, our English-speaking guide will help discover all the secrets and stories that hide behind each masterpiece in the gallery taking you through the main halls of the museum. The Medici art collections were gifted to the city by the last Medici heiress Anna Maria Luisa and the gallery officially became a museum in 1865. The museum is organized as a long labyrinth of rooms with amazing works of art displayed in chronological order along a U-shaped Renaissance building which was never created to be a museum. Sandro Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Titian, Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo are only a few respectable names that left their masterpieces here at Uffizi Gallery.
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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.