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Accademia Gallery Guided Tour With Skip The Line Tickets
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  • Benefit from this 1.5 hour skip-the-line guided tour as you head in to explore one of the most magnificent collections of art in Europe housed at the Accademia Gallery.
  • With the option of choosing between an English, Italian, Spanish, German and French expert led guided tour, learn all about the most important pieces of art at the museum, most importantly, Michelangelo's masterpiece, David.
  • Explore all 7 halls of the Gallery in the company of your guide and discover some of the finest art spanning hundreds of years of Italian history.
  • Children aged 5 years and below do not require a ticket for this guided tour.
  • You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Priority Entrance Tickets to the Accademia Gallery
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  • Enjoy fast lane entry to the Accademia Gallery and save precious time. Jump the long ticketing queues and make the most of your experience!
  • The Accademia Gallery’s collection includes priceless masterpieces and works. Get up close to Michelangelo’s David, get greeted by glittering mosaics and vibrant colors at the Florentine Gothic Rooms, see the Hall of Colossus, the Hall of Prisoners, and much more!
  • Due to security reasons, the gallery is allowed to accommodate a certain number of people at any given time. Hence, on a crowded day, your entry could be slightly delayed.
  • Reduced Prices are available as per the date and time of experience chosen. Please check the booking page for further information.
  • This tour cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
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Skip The Line Tickets to the Accademia Gallery + Audioguide
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  • Bypass the winding ticketing lines and experience the world-famous Accademia Gallery with a guided audio commentary from expert historians.
  • Bask in the beauty of the Accademia Gallery itself, at your own pace as you navigate your way through the museum's vast collection of art, housed in 7 different zones.
  • Witness sculptures and classics like the David by Michelangelo and Annunciation by Alessandro Allori that have withstood the test of time.
  • Entry is free for children aged 6 and younger (they will not be given an audioguide or map) but please select the number of children in your group at the time of booking.
  • Due to security reasons, the gallery is allowed to accommodate a certain number of people at any given time. Hence, on a crowded day, your entry could be slightly delayed.
  • You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Skip The Line Guided Tour to Uffizi + Accademia Galleries
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  • Explore two of the most popular museums in Florence - the Accademia Galleries and Uffizi, on this tour that lets you bypass the hours-long lines with a professional guide in a language of your choice (English, German, Italian, Spanish and French guided tours available).
  • Learn about the various pieces of art, sculptures, and paintings as you take in the vast and famous collections housed at both museums.
  • From the magnificent sculpture of ‘David’ by Michelangelo housed at the Accademia Gallery to the coveted paintings of Botticelli and Giotto housed inside the Uffizi Gallery, this tour is a fine taste of culture and art.
  • This tour is divided into 2 parts - the first half starting at 10:30 AM from Accademia Gallery and the second half starting from Uffizi Gallery at 4:30 PM. After the first half of your tour at Accademia Galleria, you're free to grab lunch and walk about the city until the second half of the tour begins.
  • Children aged 6 years and below do not require a ticket for this guided tour.
  • You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Florence City Tour + Accademia and Duomo Guided Tour
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  • Visit two of Florence's most popular attractions - the Florence Duomo and the Accademia Gallery alongside a half-day guided walking tour of the charming city on this 3 hour guided tour.
  • Benefit from the expert commentary of your English-speaking local guide on this small group tour with no more than 19 people, ensuring a comfortable, informative and intimate affair.
  • Begin your tour at the Accademia Gallery and cherish the works of Botticelli, Giotto, Michelangelo, and many others during your time here.
  • Next, you will see Florence's spectacular Duomo from the outside, crowned by Brunelleschi’s dome and embellished with frescos by Vasari.
  • After your visit to the Cathedral and Gallery, explore the beautiful city of Florence on a half-day guided walking tour, touching on important landmarks like the Florence Baptistery, the Piazza Della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio bridge and much more.
  • Children aged 4 to 14 yrs enjoy reduced prices and those aged 3 and below do not require a ticket.
  • You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Skip The Line to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries + Florence City Tour
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  • On this 6-hour English guided tour, explore the best of what Florence has to offer alongside skip the line entry to the Uffizi & Accademia Galleries.
  • Not only will you be able to see Florence like a native, this tour gives you access to the two crown jewels of the city which exhibits some of the best art collections in Europe!
  • Start your tour at the Accademia Gallery and learn about the many artworks harboured within its walls, including the legendary sculpture of David by Michelangelo.
  • Afterwards, explore the narrow streets of Florence on foot and acquaint yourself with its history and culture before heading to the Uffizi Gallery with its extraordinary collection of artworks from the Renaissance period.
  • Audio headsets will be provided for groups of more than 15 people.
  • Reduced Prices are available as per the date and time of experience chosen. Please check the booking page for further information.
  • You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Skip The Line Guided Tour to the Accademia Gallery - Afternoon guided tour
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  • There's no better way to spend an afternoon in Florence than on a splendid 1.5 hour guided tour at the glorious Accademia Gallery in the company of your English or Spanish speaking guide.
  • With skip-the-line access, waste no time in long queues and get straight to exploring the depths of the treasure trove of art housed in the Accademia and witness some of the most iconic art from the Renaissance era.
  • Take advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity and learn all about the most iconic sculptures of all time, Michelangelo's David, depicting the biblical character before his battle with Goliath.
  • You may cancel this tour up to 48 hours in advance.
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Boboli Gardens Skip The Line Entrance Tickets
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  • With these tickets, you can skip the long ticketing lines and gain entry into the Boboli Gardens at Uffizi where architecture, nature, and sculptures meet in a heady bang of Renaissance style and wonder.
  • Admire the many attractions in and around the park up close, such as the 6-meter high obelisk from the time of Ramses II, the stunning grottoes, and the regal Fountain of Neptune.
  • Stroll along the geometric pathway wound around this verdant green landscape and surround yourself with basic expressions of the ideals from the Renaissance period with formally ordered, beautifully adorned, and simulated ancient structures.
  • Included in the ticket price is a visit to the Bardini Gardens and the Museum of Porcelain which were only recently opened to the public and delve within a period of true Renaissance beauty.
  • This tour cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
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Palazzo Pitti & Palatine Gallery Skip The Line Tickets
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  • Skip the long ticketing lines and gain direct entry into Palazzo Pitti, commissioned by banker Luca Pitta and the former residence of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, inhabited over the centuries by the Medici, Lorraine and Savoy families.
  • The palace houses an impressive collection of silver and jewelry, a couple of art museums and a series of rooms that recreate life in the palace during House of Savoy times, allowing you to delve into the history of the place and architecture.
  • Tour the magnificent State apartments and admire the rusticated stonework and style of the Palace which gives the palazzo a severe and powerful atmosphere.
  • After touring the Royal apartments and State rooms, head over to the Palatine Gallery which holds many riches and treasures acquired by the Medicis over the years including gorgeous artworks and historical artifacts.
  • This tour cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
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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.