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Michelangelo's David Tour

  • 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
Michelangelo's David Tour
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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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (34)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Tatiana, our guide, made it possible for us to enjoy, learn and experience the XVI century

We were very fortunate to book our tour and have the best guide for this visit. Tatiana, spoke perfect English, was well organized, excellent speaker, attentive to details and certainly a subject-matter expert. Graceful, as she walked us through the halls explaining in detail the...More

Thank pontifexmiami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable one-hour walking tour of the David sites around Florence. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. She pointed out things we never would have noticed on the actual statue of David. There is so much you can't see in pictures. We also...More

Thank MCate51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Must see tour - with amazing Brenda host

I have to say, I was not originally looking forward to this tour after spending 3 hours at the Vatican the day before. Brenda was such a great storyteller and so passionate, the whole experience was truly amazing. One hour was perfect time for the...More

Thank GoPlaces288969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun, fast and efficient

Our guide was entertaining, efficient with the short time we had, and very helpful in navigating our large group through the busy streets of Florence to the museum. This is a great tour for anyone who doesn't want to spend hours in the museum, but...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great educational tour!

We booked the late afternoon tour which turned out to be a good idea since the Academia wasn't too crowded. Our tour guide, Riccardo, was very knowledgeable about Michelangelo's work, which made the tour both educational and enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour!

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