Our walking tour begins at the entrance to the Academy Gallery in Florence. Our guide will tell you all the secrets of the creation of Michelangelos most famous work, the statue of David, and how important this statue was at that time in Florence. You will get acquainted with the life of Michelangelo and his works, on which time has no power.
After the walking tour you will have a little time to walk on your own and have lunch lunch is not included. On a walking tour, thanks to which you will learn many interesting facts and stories about Florence.
Discover the heart of Florence and visit Accademia Gallery. Accademia Gallery of Florence was once part of the academy of the fine arts. It was founded in 1784 by the grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo whom collected a great amount original and replicated art works. The original gallery was hosting two enormous gypsum models of giambolognas famous Rape of Sabines statue.
The Accademia Gallery was enriched with Gothic and renaissance paintings from churches and convents that Pietro Leopoldo abolished. Accademia gallery was chosen to be the new home of Michelangelos David due to the fact that the Accademia happen to be located in the same square where the young Michelangelo studied sculpting as a child.
In 1873 the town of Florence relocated David which was no longer safe in its original location of Signoria Square. Our expert English speaking guide, on your walking tour will bring each masterpiece come back to life with inside stories of one of the worlds greatest artist.
Meet your tour guide In front of Accademia Gallery Entrance Florence Our staff will wear a green t-shirtOpen Map
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