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Michelangelo’s David at Night | Semi-Private Accademia Tour

Max 6 people
1 hr
Accademia Gallery
Refundable booking

*This tour is coming soon and will be bookable as soon as the Accademia finalizes their evening hours for the summer of 2024.* If you are keen on seeing the David in a crowd-free setting, consider our morning David and Accademia tour.

Enjoy an exclusive small group tour, of no more than six people, with evening access to the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David and the other highlights of the Gallery, with your top-rated guide.

You’ll be able to enjoy the magnificent halls of the Accademia without the noise and chaos of the daytime tour groups, schools, or cruise liners. At sunset, it is a calmer, quieter gallery where you’ll really be able to appreciate the art and your guide’s storytelling without the crowds.

You’ll see Jacopo di Cione’s golden altarpiece Coronation of the Virgin, Giambologna’s emotive Abduction of a Sabine Woman, Michelangelo’s unfinished torsos, and finally—the undisputed masterpiece of the Renaissance—David.


  • Enjoy an exclusive, semi-private tour of the Accademia Gallery at night
  • Admire Michelangelo’s glorious statue of David without the crowds
  • Learn all about Michelangelo’s life and talent, his work ethic and his fame
  • Explore other famous works including the Slaves, the Sabines and the Coronation
  • Walk through the magnificent, near-empty halls of the Accademia

Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.

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Enjoy a fascinating evening tour of Florence’s Accademia Gallery with an expert and passionate guide in an exclusive small group of no more than six people. You will enter the gallery after the large daytime crowds have dispersed for the day, enabling you to enjoy the halls of the majestic Accademia in a quieter and calmer atmosphere.

Your tour begins with many of the gallery’s other highlights – including the famous statue Abduction of a Sabine Woman by Giambologna, as well as the dazzlingly opulent, solid gold altarpiece The Coronation of the Virgin by Jacopo di Cione. Next, you’ll visit the Hall of the Prisoners to see the four unfinished torsos by Michelangelo. Often called The Slaves, because they look like they’re trying to escape from their marble prison, they give us an incredible insight into Michelangelo’s technique and possibly reveal something of his innermost feelings.

Your guide will tell you all about the life and accomplishments, personality and legacy of Michelangelo. Famous from a young age for the sculpting of the Pietà then David, and of course his extraordinary endeavors in the Sistine Chapel, he lived to the ripe old age of 89. It is no overstatement to say that his life and work changed the course of art history forever.

Michelangelo created David in just three years at the age of 26 from a famously impossible, granite-hard slab of marble that had proven too much for several previous sculptors. Inspired by the face of Apollo and the colossal statues of the ancient world, David – with his handsome face and muscular beauty – has mesmerized the world for over 500 years.

Your guide will reveal the many political secrets and layered meanings hidden in plain sight in the statue, and tell you all about Michelangelo’s work ethic – wearing the same clothes and boots for days, skipping sleep and meals, with his single-minded focus and determination. As he once said “No one would call me a genius if they knew how hard I worked.”

In an almost empty hall, you will have the freedom to wander around the whole statue. Then, when you’re ready, you’ll exit the gallery into the beautiful, lamplit streets of a Florentine evening.


  • Expert tour guide
  • Last entry to the Accademia
  • Privately guided viewing of David
  • Tour of the Accademia
  • Small group size of max 6 people

  • Photography is only permitted without flash inside the museums.
  • Backpacks are not permitted in the museum.

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.




By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.