Come and listen to the incredible story of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, the David!
If you've only seen the most handsome man in Florence, the David, in photos, but you also want to enjoy the city and learn more about Tuscany's famous food, then this is the right tour for you. Don't be daunted by the artistic subject. This is not your typical dry, boring art history lecture but an experience that blends learning with enjoyment. This tour is designed for first-time visitors to Florence.
We will skip the line at the Accademia Gallery, David's home for the last five hundred years. While standing by the feet of Michelangelo's magnificent marble statue, I will share with you the statue's amazing history, its many secrets, and even the history of its troubled yet gifted creator, the great Michelangelo Buonarotti. In the Hall of Prisoners, when you see the sculptures you will appreciate the unfinished "slaves".
*Although the tour includes a reservation for a timed entrance, there may still be a brief waiting period at the "skip the line" entrance. The Accademia has a maximum capacity quota, so we will still have to wait in a queue, however briefly.
This tour is not available on Mondays or the first Sunday of the month
We will meet outside the Accademia Gallery. We will walk through the museum, talking about its many highlights including Michelangelo's world-famous masterpiece, the David.