Statue of David Evening Tour
See the David and Accademia without the crowd
Avoid the daytime crowds by experiencing Michelangelo's David at night. Enter the Accademia Gallery after closing hours and admire Michelangelo's masterpiece in peace and quiet.
- Accademia Under the Stars
- Michelangelo's Statue of David
- Museum Masterpieces
- Hidden Gems
- Florence by Night
Looking for things to do in Florence at night? We want you to be able to see Florence's main monuments at the times that work best for you. With our evening tour of the Accademia Gallery, you can explore some of Florence's other main landmarks during the day and save the best for last. On this tour, you will not only get skip the line access to the Accademia Gallery, you'll also tour the museum with an expert guide who wants nothing more than to give you an overview of Renaissance art in Florence. 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
The Galleria dell’Accademia houses one of the most acclaimed statues to date: the David. Michelangelo is credited with this incredible statue given that he was the only artist at the time who volunteered to work with this particular block of white marble. Centuries later, this masterpiece is still standing today located in the Accademia Gallery, the most visited gallery in all of Florence behind the Uffizi Gallery. This means that long lines are inevitable. Fortunately, we are able to offer you skip the line access, meaning that you will be able to forgo the lines upon entrance. The only line you might have to withstand is the 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.
Discover the main attraction inside of the Accademia Gallery: Michelangelo's David. Only until you see this sculpture up close will you understand its true beauty and artistic significance. Revel in David's beauty as you uncover the small details that make the sculpture so famous: the veins in his legs, the curves of his muscles, the shape of his hair. Remember to ask your guide why the David’s feet are disproportionate or why the Carrara marble is so important to the David’s existence today.
Halls of the Accademia
Although the David might be one of the gallery's most celebrated masterpieces, there are still plenty of works of art that fill the halls of the Accademia. Your guide will take you through the halls of the gallery, highlighting the more well-known arts. Visit the Gipsoteca Bartolini, a large room nearly decorated in sculptures from when the Accademia was a teaching gallery.
Some of the other exhibits that you will have to keep an eye out for are the Museum of Musical Instruments, the Hall of Prisoners and the Florentine Gothic Hall. Be sure to ask your guide about the different time periods that all of the works of art from these exhibits took place.
Take Your Time and Explore the Collections
After your tour concludes, you are free to spend the remaining time that the museum is open to explore more works of art or go back to the masterpieces and check them out again. If you are looking to continue your night of fun, ask your guide about restaurants near the Accademia or the best local cocktail bars.
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Really nice at night!
Just a really great experience. The guide was so kind and told us great stories of Michelangelo, what a guy. There were very few people inside so it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I recommend going at night since the lines when we passed during the day were nuts.
David got to see the David!
My wife kept making the joke that we could not go to Italy without seeing the David. I was very worried about the crowds though so I thought the night tour was a good idea. It was great! The place was pretty much empty and the guide was very intelligent and nice.
Evening experience made it so much better
The thing that excited me most about this tour (besides David obviously!) was that it was an after hours tour, so it wouldn't be as crowded. It was such a small, intimate group and we got to spend a lot of time inside the Gallery. I was happy because I'm a musician, and the extra time inside allowed me to see the Museum of Musical Instruments room. Very interesting!
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.