A Visit to the Gallery of the Academy of Florence
Michelangelo Buonarroti is known world-wide as one of the biggest artists ever to exist. Sculpturist, architect and painter; he proved himself to be exceptionally talented; innovative and original in all three disciplines to an equally high standard. In Florence we have the great fortune to be able to admire many of his works of art, the most famous without doubt is ‘David’. Originally commissioned by the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the sculpture, once finished, was placed instead in the Piazza della Signoria next to the entrance of the town hall – the Palazzo dei Priori. It became the symbol of the Republic of Florence and the ideal of masculine beauty in art. Today you will find a copy of the sculpture in the Piazza della Signoria; the original ‘michelangiolesco’ is preserved in the Gallery of the Academy. Together we’ll visit the museum to admire ‘David’ and also other sculptures created by the artist such as the Prisoners and the Saint Matthew.
Duration: 2 hours
Fee: €155 per group for up to 10 people
Ticket price: not included
Headphones: €2 per person (necessary for all groups)
Gallery closed: Mondays