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Michelangelo’s David First Viewing | Semi-Private Accademia Tour

Max 6 people
1 hr
Accademia Gallery
Refundable booking
Michelangelo's David First Viewing | Semi-Private/Private Accademia Tour

Enjoy an early morning tour of a nearly empty Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s statue David in a small group.

You will meet your expert guide outside the Accademia at 8 a.m. and enjoy early morning entry into the museum. Once through security, your guide will take you straight to the David: there he stands, towering above you, in all his marble beauty. A magical moment.


  • Enjoy an early morning viewing of Michelangelo’s David on a semi-private tour
  • Learn the amazing story of Michelangelo and David from your expert guide
  • Admire the beauty, skill, and sheer hard work of the mighty Michelangelo
  • Tour the other highlights of the Academia without the crowds
  • Admire the iconic Slaves, Abduction of a Sabine Woman, and Coronation of the Virgin

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

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Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions

Enjoy this expertly guided tour of Michelangelo’s iconic statue David and the Accademia Gallery. Your small group of no more than six people will be among the very first to view this breathtakingly beautiful collection, without the crowds of daytime visitors.

You will have the opportunity to experience the stunning David in all his glory, sculpted over 500 years ago by a 26-year-old Michelangelo Buonarotti. Sculpted from just one, huge piece of Carrara marble, Michelangelo famously said “I saw the angel in the marble and set him free.”

Your guide will also share with you some of the other highlights of the Accademia including the Hall of Prisoners, where you’ll see the unfinished torsos by Michelangelo. You will also see the emotive statue The Abduction of a Sabine Woman by Giambologna as well as the magnificently opulent late medieval golden altarpiece by Jacopo di Cione, The Coronation of the Virgin.

The tour lasts for one hour so you’ll exit the Accademia in time for breakfast and delicious Florentine cappuccino.


  • Semi private group of max 6 people
  • First entry to the Accademia
  • Privately guided viewing of David
  • Tour of the Accademia
  • The Slaves, Abduction of a Sabine Woman, and more

  • 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.