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Guided Tour of Accademia Gallery in Florence Italy
Let a knowledgeable guide show you the Accademia Gallery
Get totally immersed in the art of Michelangelo, get to know his most famous work, the "David" statue, and other important works of art such as "I Prigioni," "San Matteo" and the "Palestrina Pieta." You cannot leave Florence without visiting the Accademia Gallery, one of the most famous picture galleries in the world.
Enjoy the luxuries of a guided tour with no waiting in line! Your guide will provide thoughtful commentary about the many wonderful masterpieces you will see on this tour. Once the guided tour is over, you have the option of remaining at the museum.
The Accademia Gallery stands on a site formerly occupied by the ancient Monastery of San Matteo and Convent of San Niccolò di Cafaggio. The massive building takes the form of a Latin-cross church.
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The first floor houses the precious collection of Late Gothic Florentine art and the rare collection of Russian icons originating from the private collections of the Grand Dukes of the Lorraine family.
This collection was formed in 1784 when the Grand Duke Leopoldo donated to the Accademia a group of antique paintings belonging to various schools of art and intended to serve as models for the students. In 1785, and in 1808-1810, the Gallery's collection was enlarged through the acquisition of works following the suppression of religious orders during that period.
The collection of stunning panels with gold backgrounds housed in the Byzantine Rooms on the ground floor and in the four first-floor rooms provide an ample panorama of art in Florence during the period from Giotto to Masaccio.
In the Accademia Gallery, you may enjoy viewing panels of other 15th-century masters, such as Perugino and Filippino Lippi, ending with leading examples of Counter-Reformation art.
In 1873, the David formerly standing in front of Palazzo Vecchio, was moved to the Gallery. Exposure to atmospheric pollutants had caused some damage to Michelangelo's masterpiece.
The young Michelangelo carved the David from a huyge block of rough marble in three years, creating an imposing sculpture of absolute beauty, an icon of the renaissance model. He depicts a magnificent nude young man at the height of his physical vigor, whose intense expression of strength and courage, originated from an absolute faith in God, rises as a symbol of power and invincibility of the Florentine Republic at the time of its maximum splendor.
View Michelangelo's works, from David to the Prisoners, to which the Accademia Gallery owes much of its fame.
You will be amazed at the Silver Museum which houses silver and jewels from the Medici and Lorraine collections, precious treasures that bear witness to the refinement of life at court. A Porcelain Museum contains important 18th-century collections of these delicate articles.
There is a private picture collection accumulated by generations of Medicis, on display at the Palatine Gallery and including works of leading Italian Renaissance artists such as Filippo Lippi, Raphael, Titian and Andrea del Sarto, as well as great examples of Baroque art by Rubens and Van Dyck.
This tour is available in English, Italian, Spanish, French and German.
4 DAYS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour does not include hotel pick-up; you will meet your guide at Accademia Gallery (specifics provided on your E-Ticket). Rates are per person in US dollars. Please reserve online or call us toll-free at 888-235-9834.
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