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Accademia Gallery Guided Tour With Skip The Line Tickets

Expert Guide • Skip The Line • Mobile Tickets • 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Benefit from instant confirmation so you can gain direct access to the renowned Accademia Gallery with your skip the line tickets!
  • Enjoy a tour of the famed Gallery with a professional guide, who will provide you insight into the history and origin of both the museum and the magnificent art it holds.
  • Admire the legendary works of prolific painters including Botticelli, Giambologna, Perugino, Michelangelo, Bartolomeo and many more!
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Priority Entrance Tickets to the Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David

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  • Enjoy priority access that lets you skip the snaking lines and allows you access to one of the most glorious art collections in Europe, including the famed statue of David at the Accademia Gallery, that too at discounted rates!
  • Discover some of the most iconic works of art housed at the Gallery, like the ‘Rape of the Sabines’ by Giambologna and ‘Venus and Cupid’ by the Italian master, Michelangelo.
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Skip The Line Access to the Accademia Gallery with Audioguide

Audioguide • Skip The Line • Mobile Tickets • Flexible Hours
  • Bypass the winding ticketing lines to the museum and spend your time exploring the wonders held in the Accademia Gallery!
  • Navigate your way through the museum's vast collection of art, held in 7 different zones and containing priceless masterpieces like statue of David by Michelangelo and Annunciation by Alessandro Allori.
  • Make the most of your precious time in the gallery with the help of an audioguide that will allow you to learn more about the provenance of the major artifacts held in the museum, not to mention the gallery itself!
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Morning Guided Florence City Tour & Priority Access to Accademia Gallery

Skip the Line • Expert Guided Tour • Mobile Tickets • 3 Hours 15 Minutes
  • Spend a beautiful morning exploring the architectural wonders of Florence seated comfortably in a coach with a guide regaling you with tales of this incredible city's history and innate relationship with culture and art!
  • Enjoy skip the line entry into the famed Accademia Gallery as part of this tour to marvel at one of the most envied art collections in the world, holding masterpieces like Michelangelo's David!
  • Embark on walking tour of the old city center and marvel at the architecture and design of magnificent edifices like the San Lorenzo Church, the Duomo Complex, the Baptistry, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Cupola del Brunelleschi and much more!
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Exclusive Guided Florence Walking Tour with Priority Access to Accademia Gallery

Skip the Line • Expert Small Group Guided Tour • Mobile Tickets • 2 Hours 45 Minutes
  • Make your way through the narrow streets and spacious piazzas of Florence as you take a walking tour of the city with your expert local guide, who will also accompany you into the Accademia Gallery and give you great background on their prized collection of art.
  • Enjoy priority access to the museums so you waste no time waiting in ticketing lines and stroll with your guide for company, as he provides you with fascinating details about the artwork housed in the gallery.
  • With mobile confirmation, skip the line access, and assured small tour groups to make sure your visit is as comfortable and intimate as possible, there's no better way to spend a day in Florence!
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Guided Tour of Uffizi and Accademia Galleries with Priority Access

Guided Tour • Best Of Florence • Skip The Line • 4 Hours
  • Explore two of the most celebrated art galleries in Europe, the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries; with the assistance of a professional English guide!
  • Marvel at world renowned Renaissance masterpieces by the great Italian artists, like the statue of David by Michelangelo, and La Primavera by Botticeli.
  • With flexibility privileges, you will be able to choose between different time slots to visit the galleries, as well as the option of enjoying a sumptuous meal at a local restaurant to truly complete your experience!
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Florence Wonders Walking Tour With Accademia - Skip the Line

Skip the Line • Expert Guided Tour • Mobile Tickets • 5 Hours 45 Minutes
  • With this experience, walk through the bustling piazzas and charming streets of Florence, and also gain Skip The Line access to one of the crown jewels of the city, the Accademia Gallery!
  • Take in the quaint charm and beauty of modern day Florence as you walk through city with your expert local guide at your side, talking you through the native culture, history and traditions so you end the day feeling truly Florentine!
  • Explore the seven different halls within the Accademia gallery as a guide provides insightful commentary about the artworks and sculptures displayed, along with how the gallery came to be as it is now.
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Florence Duomo, Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Full Day Guided Tour

Skip the Line • Expert Small Group Guided Tour • Mobile Tickets • 6 Hours
  • Discover the best that the incredible city of Florence has to offer on this full day guided tour which also includes access to the famed Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, not to mention the architectural marvel that is the Duomo.
  • With your skip-the-line access, you will get an opportunity to marvel at all the amazing masterpieces inside both the Uffizi and Accademia galleries almost instantly upon arrival at each venue, ensuring your precious time isn't wasted standing in lines!
  • Enjoy the flawless English commentary of the local guide on your headset as you visit the Florence Cathedral to admire the Duomo!
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Intro

Galleria dell’Accademia, better known as the Accademia Gallery of Florence or Gallery of the Academy of Florence is the second most visited art museum in Florence, right after the Uffizi Gallery. It is popular for housing Michelangelo's sculpture of David along with a careful curation of paintings and sculptures by other renowned Florentine artists spanning from 1300-1600. Though it is much smaller than the Uffizi Gallery with respect to both size and collection, it is a definite visit for those who would like to feast on world class sculptures and paintings.

Accademia Gallery History

The Accademia Gallery was founded in the XVIII century along with the Academy of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti) in Florence. It was founded with the purpose to display the artworks designed by students of the Academy along with providing study objects for the art students. Apart from the acclaimed David statue, the Gallery also houses other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of Renaissance paintings like - Botticelli’s Madonna of the Sea (1470), The Virgin and Child (1470), Coronation of the Virgin (1372) and many other gold background paintings. Inside the Accademia Gallery lies a Museum of Musical Instruments which holds an extensive collection of violins, cello and many other early version instruments belonging to the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory.

Exploring Accademia Gallery

Hall of the Colossus

This is the first hall when you enter the gallery, boasting a stunning marble sculpture of ‘Rape of the Sabines’ by Giambologna. The Hall of the Colossus also features paintings by Botticelli, Paolo Uccello, Perugino and many more artists including ‘Madonna by the Rocks’, ‘Assumption of the Virgin’ and ‘Deposition’.

Hall of the Prisoners

A special memoir dedicated to the unfinished works of Michelangelo, the hall takes its name after the four large sculptures known as the Slaves- Atlas, Bearded Slave, Awakening Slave and Young Slave. The main paintings in this halls include ‘The Prophet Isaiah’ and ‘The Prophet Job’ by Bartolomeo and ‘Venus and Cupid’ by Michelangelo.

The Tribune

This is the most famous hall in the Accademia Galleria, housing the legendary ‘David’ by Michelangelo. Placed in the center under a bright skylight, the halo-like dome is a spectacular sight capable of reducing the mightiest individuals to mere spectators. The hall also features the iconic ‘Madonna and child with young St.John’ by Salviati and ‘Annunciation’ by Alessandro Allori.

The Hall of Models

Also known as the "Gipsoteca Bartolini" , this 19th century hall focuses on the sculptures and modeling techniques used by prominent artists. Here, an interesting, informative video showing the step by step process involved in creating the plaster cast necessary for such sculptures is a huge hit amongst visitors.

Museum of Musical Instruments

Venture into the world of rhythm and music as you discover the surreal Grand Ducal Collection of over 50 musical instruments. Explore the collection of string, wind and harpsichord instruments on display. Multimedia displays allow the visitors to hear the different sounds as heard by the Medicis during their reign.

Florentine Gothic

Spread over 3 rooms, this section is dedicated to Florentine Gothic paintings from the 13th to 15th century. The gothic imagery captured by the artist along with the vibrant colors is a sight behold. The hall features the magnificent ‘Tree of Life’ by Pacino di Bonaguida, ‘Coronation of the Virgin’ by Jacopo di Cione,‘Pentecost’ by Andrea di Cione and many other works.

Accademia Gallery Florence

An entire floor dedicated to the pre-renaissance period, this hall features masterpieces from the late Gothic period. Here one can see the famous ‘Massacre of the Innocents’ by Jacopo di Cione and ‘Madonna of Humility’ by Don Silvestro. A video is also projected here which shows the fashion of Florence during these times.