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An Evening with David & Panoramic Aperitivo

Avoid the worst of the crowds in the Florence Accademia by visiting with a local guide on the last entrance of the day, then going for a delightful aperitivo afterward. This is a very classy way to see Michelangelo’s world-famous statue of David and enjoy one of Italy’s most treasured eating/drinking customs on an easy early-evening excursion.

As the Florence Accademia begins to empty out for the day, meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people, then take advantage of that last entrance into the museum. Your guide will show you the most famous works, including the Rape of the Sabines, and the plaster casts of Lorenzo Bartolini, but nothing quite compares to Michelangelo’s David.

With the crowd thinning out, you’ll stand at the foot of the statue that changed the world and learn its improbable story. Nowhere in the world will you get a more intimate or insightful experience with great art. After you have seen the David from every angle and learned its secrets, you’ll also take in Michelangelo’s unfinished “Slaves” which give special insight into the mind of the famously tortured genius.

Leaving the museum, you’ll learn a bit of history and local lore as you cross Santa Annunziata square, then head up to the rooftop terrace of one of our favorite cafes. A complimentary glass of wine and snacks await you, along with beautiful views over the city and the famous Florence Duomo. Have something to eat and drink and put your feet up. You can hang out on the terrace as long as you’d like.

For lovers of fine food and fine art, this is a fun and leisurely way to see Michelangelo’s David and enjoy a delightful evening snack with none of the crowds of hassle that usually go along with visiting the Florence Accademia.

Experience Includes

  • Step inside the Florence Accademia during the last entrance of the day to see Michelangelo’s David with fewer crowds.
  • Sip a complimentary glass of wine and nibble on snacks on a panoramic rooftop terrace.
  • Learn the story of Michelangelo Buonarroti and his world-changing statue of David through an expert local guide who has spent years studying the Italian Renaissance.
  • Enjoy the company of a small group of maximum 15 people.
  • Explore lesser known parts of the museum, like the gallery of plaster casts and Michelangelo’s unfinished “Slaves” as you get a close encounter with some of the world’s finest art.
  • Expert tour guide.

Experience Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departs

March - October

Departure location

This tour meets in Piazza San Marco, by the statue in the middle of the square.

Start times

5.15pm

Duration

Around 3 hours

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
  • For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify us prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. We will do our very best to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives.
  • Please note that guests can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big pointy umbrellas are not allowed. Please also note there is no cloakroom inside the Accademia Gallery.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible but with some difficulty (client needs to contact us in advance to make proper arrangements).
  • This tour ends inside the Rooftop Terrace.