Statue of David Evening Tour
See the David at Night
Seeing the David during the daytime can get quite crowded inside of the Accademia Gallery. With this after-hours evening experience, skip the lines and the crowds. This is the best time to admire the genius behind Michelangelo's David.
What you get with this tour
What you will see on this tour
- Accademia Under the Stars
- Michelangelo’s Statue of David
- Museum Masterpieces
- Hidden Gems
- Florence by Night
Are you looking for unusual things to do in Florence? How about touring the Accademia Gallery at night? Not only does this special small group night tour let you skip the crowds, lines and heat, but it also provides a fresh way to see the Accademia's amazing collections. If you aren’t an early morning person, or you just want fewer distractions as you enjoy the gallery's treasures, this is the best evening tour for you. This 1.5-hour tour includes:
- - After-hours access to the Accademia Gallery
- - An English-speaking guide with expertise in art history
- - Visit the David with fewer crowds
- - A maximum group size of 15 people
Night Tour of the Accademia Gallery
This Galleria dell'Accademia is home to one of the most celebrated statues in existence: the David. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was the only artist in Florence willing to work with this block of white marble, and he turned it into a masterpiece! Right behind the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery is the most visited museum in Florence. This means that long lines are usually par for the course. Luckily, we reserve your skip the line Accademia tickets ahead of time. This means that the only line you will stand in is a short security line.
Please note: Short delays at the security check may occur during the busiest months, June and July. However, our team of experts works to prevent delays as much as possible.
See Michelangelo's iconic Statue of David without the crowds surrounding it. When you enter the gallery in which the David stands, you'll immediately notice his height, beautiful smooth surface and determined expression. Your guide will explain how Michelangelo heroically carved this masterpiece out of a block of Carrara marble. Make sure you take a good look at Michelangelo's hands and feet - they are out of proportion as the David was supposed to be placed on top of the Florence Duomo.
Halls of the Accademia
Aside from Michelangelo's David, there's plenty else to see within the Accademia Gallery. Your guide will walk you through more of the Accademia Gallery highlights to capture the full experience. Among the most celebrated exhibits, you can find the Gipsoteca Bartolini, a large hall covered floor to ceiling in sculptures. There, you'll be transported back in time to a period during which the Accademia was a teaching gallery. In this hall, you can find countless works that aspiring Florentine artists crafted.
Additionally, you will have the chance to visit the Museum of Musical Instruments, Florentine Gothic Hall as well as the Hall of the Prisoners. In these galleries, you'll become acquainted with early forms of Gothic art that paved the way to the Italian Renaissance period.
Take Your Time and Explore the Collections
If you want to stay inside the Accademia Gallery after the conclusion of your evening tour, go right ahead! The gallery stays open for a little longer after the guided tour concludes. Take your time and revisit the David or your other favorite works of art.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to meet?
At the big statue in San Marco Square. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.
What to bring?
Avoid bringing large bags as the Accademia Gallery requires you to check them.
Q: What should I bring with me?
A: Since this is a walking tour, you'll need comfortable shoes. Large bags, backpacks, luggage and tripods cannot be brought into the Accademia Gallery. There is no coat check or space on-site to leave your belongings, therefore, please leave such items at your hotel.
Q: Will the tour run if it rains?
A: Yes! We run tours rain or shine.
Q: What if I have doubts about my mobility?
A: If you have any doubts about your mobility, your best bet is a Private Florence Tour. Private tours are more easily customized to the needs of people with reduced mobility.
See what people are saying
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My partner and I chose to do this tour to avoid the huge crowds. It was still busy but we were able to get up close with all of the sculptures and The David and had a very enjoyable tour with our fantastic tour guide. We have gone on a few tours with The Roman Guy now and every tour guide we have had has been amazing. This time we had Laura and she was so knowledgeable and taught us so much. We learnt more than we imagined on this tour and left the museum in awe! Definitely recommend this tour!
This was a fantastic tour! I'm not someone that is generally overly interested in art but Alessandra really brought the Academia to life. She made me think about the paintings and sculptures and what they represent. We had SO much fun on our tour and also learned quite a bit. I highly recommend this tour, and if you get Alessandra, you're in for a treat! I'm glad we chose the "after hours" tour, as it was less crowded and easier to view the art. You won't regret taking this tour!
Great Accademia Guide
We took this tour on our first day in Florence and we loved it. Easy to find the two people with The Roman Guy sign. Our tour guide Allesandra was very nice and extremely knowledgeable about Florence, its culture, art and history. Her English was excellent, and she was pleasant to listen to.