Particolare del Davide di Michelangelo conservato alla Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze. Questa statua di marmo è forse l'opera più iconica del Rinascimento. Una volta scoperta la sua storia grazie alla nostra visita guidata capirete il perché della sua fama.


The life of the "divine" artist is tightly bound to the history of Florence. Here you can admire the artworks – first of all the David – which still narrate the connection between Buonarroti and his city. This tour covers Michelangelo’s story and his artistic production, the result of a combination of passion, creative genius and stubborn commitment.


Accademia gallery: the David and the Slaves

Medici Chapels: the New Sacristy and the Medici family’s tombs.


Tour duration: 2,5 hours

The tour runs through two museums, the Accademia Gallery and the Medici Chapels, and it’s not available on Mondays and Tuesdays, when the Museums are closed. The Medici Chapels are also closed on Sunday afternoons.

Contact us to find out the best time to visit it.

The tour is suitable for all visitors and is not particularly difficult.


Guided tour starting from 150,00 € max 3 hours

The fees do not include museum tickets, transportation costs or the rental of radio systems.

Accademia Gallery
Regular Tickets: 12,00 €
Reduced Tickets (UE Citizens between 18 and 25 years old): 2,00 €
Free Admission: Children under 18 years, Groups of UE students with reservation
Ticket Reservation Fee: 4,00 €; free for UE School Groups

Medici Chapels
Regular Tickets: 9,00 €
Reduced Tickets (UE Citizens between 18 and 25 years old): 2,00 €
Free Admission: Children under 18 years, Groups of UE students with reservation
Ticket Reservation Fee: 3,00; free for UE School Groups €

The use of radio systems is mandatory for groups of 7 or more participants. We can manage the rental, on request.

Please note: from October to February groups can consist of maximum 25 persons; from March to September groups can consist of maximum 20 persons. School groups can always consist of maximum 25 students (teachers excluded).

By booking this tour we can follow you step by step, helping you to make the reservations for both the museums.  If you are planning to visit the museum independently, we recommend reading our BLOG instead.

What to expect

The tour revisits the life of the “divine sculptor”: from his early steps in the garden of San Marco, where Lorenzo the Magnificent had created a place where artists could exercise by copying ancient works under the guidance of the sculptor Bertoldo, up to the project for the David, a work started by the sculptor Agostino di Duccio, but that neither Agostino nor any of the other appointed artists had been able to complete due to a series of issues. Only Michelangelo was able to accomplish this miracle, creating at the same time the model of male beauty for the next centuries to come.

From this work celebrating the Florentine Republic, we will then move on to admire the “unfinished” Slaves created by Michelangelo for the grandiose tomb of Pope Julius II, which turned during the artist’s life from stimulating challenge into the “tragedy of the burial”, as it was described by his biographer and friend Ascanio Condivi.

After admiring the David and the Slaves for the Papal tomb, housed in the Accademia Gallery, we will visit the Medici Chapels and the New Sacristy in the Church of San Lorenzo, where we will discover how Michelangelo faced the topic of death, while admiring the tombs he sculpted for the Medici within a space also designed by the artist himself.

The political and allegorical meanings behind Michelangelo’s sculptures will finally teach us about the troubled events of Florentine history during the clash between the Republic and the increasingly powerful Medici family at the end of the 15th century and at the beginning of the 16th.


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