Duration: 1hr 45mins
Start Time: Times vary
Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.
Step inside the Accademia for a VIP evening visit using skip-the-line Florence Accademia tickets to see Michelangelo's David without the crowds. With a small group and expert local guide to show you around and tell you the stories behind the art, you'll have a unique and moving experience with Florence's greatest treasure.
As the sun sets and the crowds go home for the day, you'll meet your expert guide and group in front of the Accademia. Using your special access Accademia tickets*, you'll skip any lines and head straight into the peaceful museum for a date with a Renaissance masterpiece. Standing at the feet of David, your guide will tell you the improbable story of the statue along with the dramatic history of its creator, the great Michelangelo Buonarroti. Our Florence guides have dedicated their lives to studying the works of Michelangelo and the insight they offer will enrich your experience immensely.
After taking ample time to soak in the David, you'll also see Michelangelo's unfinished "Slaves" which offer a fascinating window into the mind and working process of the tortured artist. Then it's off for a breezy stroll through the museum to see some of its lesser-known gems, like the plaster casts in the Bartolini Gallery. With no lines and no crowds, you'll spend an hour an a half enjoying an unforgettably intimate experience with one of the most famous works of art in the world.
Finally, enjoy a short stroll through the Piazza del Duomo, taking in the magnificent Florence Duomo, Baptistery and famous Gates of Paradise along the way. It's here you'll part with your guide - but not without getting some all-important restaurant recommendations and travel tips to ensure you end your elegant night in style!
*Please note that after-hours access applies to tours taking place on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm local time only. Other tour times will enjoy last entry to the Accademia at a reduced price.