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Meet your expert tour guide at our office in central Florence. From here you will walk with your small group to the Accademia to learn about what is arguably the greatest artwork ever created, the majestic and mysterious David. On the only tour entirely dedicated to this masterpiece, discover the peculiar history behind the statue, its stone and its artist, how the figure of the David was chosen, and why Michelangelo’s statue held such importance to the Florentines and their city, the epicentre of the Renaissance. Discover the debate about where to place the statue and how this influenced the figure’s formation.

Much debate has been raised about the moment in which David is depicted. Hear the theories and draw your own conclusions on the pensive young man portrayed. Equally mysterious is the artist behind the David’s creation.  

Learn about the Michelangelo’s peculiarities and dichotomies. Find out about the Medici’s involvement in Michelangelo’s development and the artist’s relationship with other famous artists of the time.

This small-group Accademia tour also includes an introduction to Michelangelo’s other works housed inside the Accademia that provide great insight into how this master artist worked, bringing forth seemingly-incarnate figures from hardened stone.

With pre-reserved Accademia tickets included for the fastest possible entry to the museum with Florence’s best guides, this is the perfect way to see (and understand) Michelangelo’s David.
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Discover the legends and legacy one of the world’s most famous works of art on a 1-hour tour devoted entirely to Michelangelo’s magnificent ‘David’ sculpture. On a visit to Florence’s Accademia Gallery, learn about the man behind the masterpiece, as well as the sculpture’s inspiration and commission during the peak of the Renaissance. Save time and beat the crowds with reserved entry into one of the city’s most popular museums.
  • Specialty 1-hour tour exploring the history of Michelangelo's iconic David sculpture
  • See the enigmatic sculpture and other works by Michelangelo at the famous Accademia Gallery
  • Learn about the career arc of one of Italy's most famous artists and how it was backed by the powerful Medicis
  • Discover unique insights into the design and creation of David
  • Save time and skip the long lines with reserved museum entry
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Way to Visit David

This one-hour tour was an easy, educational way to skip the long line to see David, learn something new and then just spend some time with this amazing sculpture. Not to be missed if you are visiting Florence. Thank you Artviva!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Must See David, and Highly Recommend Artviva

If you visit Florence, you cannot not see the David (pictures don't do justice). This tour firm has a delightful appropriately long tour. Our guide was energetic and educational. Be sure to see the Prisoners (incomplete Michaelango works, trying to be freed of their marble...More

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 27 June 2018
Walking, Uffizi and David Tour with Tatiana

What an amazing time we had with Tatiana as our guide for the Florence walking tour, Uffizi and Michelangelo's David tour. Tatiana was very positive, informative and kind. She shared her passion for all of the things that make Florence an amazing city to visit....More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile
Michelangelo's David & walking tour of Florence

Fabulous tour! Ricardo is an amazing tour guide - great art history knowledge but without the lecture more like introducing you to an old friend. And Alessandra in their office was so helpful adjusting the tour schedule when I messed up our arrival time. Word...More

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile
Professional and friendly

If you are booking a tour in Florence then look no further than Artviva they are incredible. The David tour guide Klass was terrific and the chef arranged for our Villa was funny, articulate, and had the most amazing and simple recipes. Highly recommend for...More

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