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This tour features a one-hour lecture style tour of David at the Accademia with skip the line tickets
Our Florence David Walking Tours are designed for people with limited time in Florence. With skip the line tickets for David included in the price of the tour walk straight into the Accademia with one of our expert Florence city sightseeing tour guides to enjoy an in-depth tour of the Original statue of David by Michelangelo.
At the Accademia, your tour will start with the Original statue of David where you will learn all the history behind Michelangelo's monumental work. From his selection of the particular piece of marble utilized to create David, to the finished David and its particular qualities through which it was heralded as a symbol of the city of Florence.
The Accademia museum also hosts another important work by the genius of the Renaissance, the notorius "Slaves" by Michelangelo that were originally designed for the tomb of Pope Julius II. While discussing these captivating figures desperately trying to wriggle free of the stone that holds them, you will learn about the volatile relationship between Michelangelo and Pope Julius II, and why these statues were never finished. Pope Julius II was the man who chose Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel, and of all his famous patrons he was the man whose personality and charisma drove Michelangelo to realize his greatest achievements.
During this fascinating tour your expert Florence tour guide will also shed some light on Michelangelo and his complex personality that made him an isolated figure amongst the artists of the great Renaissance movement. The tour concludes inside the Accademia, where you can continue to visit the museum to see other important works on display.
11.50 am Piazza Duomo in front of the sport shop UNIVERSO SPORT. Facing the facade of the Duomo, it si located on the left hand side