GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
GoWithGuide
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
  • Tours
  • Art, Culture, & Historical

The David Experience

Art, Culture, & Historical
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!Florence
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!English, Norwegian, Italian (Native)
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!2 hours 30 min
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!Private tour (only you and your group)
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!Up to 9 people

The story of David would inspire many sculptures and paintings during the Italian Renaissance, with Christian themes being prevalent within art at this time. It would be the specific tale of David overcoming Goliath that would be featured most often, as artists looked to harness this powerful tale as inspiration for their own work. Even just within this single art movement, there would be many different interpretations, and each generation would influence the next with their own innovations.

09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Piazza della Signoria n. 4 (Caffe Rivoire)

09:00 AM

Bargello Museum

David by Donatello, 1409, crafted from marble. David is portrayal as a triumphant hero. The statue was bought by the Signoria of the city of Florence as early as 1416, to be erected in the Palazzo Vecchio. The David held a particular political significance in Florence as a symbol of unconfined liberal thought.

09:30 AM

Bargello Museum

David by Donatello, 1430, bronze statue. The most enigmatic of Donatello's sculptures both in treatment and in dating - for it is absolutely undocumented - stood on an ornamental pedestal in the centre of the newly built courtyard of the Medici palace.

10:30 AM

Bargello Museum

David by Verrocchio, 1473-1475, bronze statue. This statue was commissioned by the Medici family and it was sold by them in 1476 to the Signoria, the ruling body of Florence, and placed in the Palazzo Vecchio, thus gaining a republican meaning similar to Donatello's David.

11:00 AM

Accademia Gallery

David by Michelangelo, 1504. Marble statue.

In 1501 Michelangelo was commissioned to create the David by the Guild of Wool Merchants who were responsible for the upkeep and the decoration of the Cathedral in Florence. For this purpose, he was given a block of marble which Agostino di Duccio had already attempted to fashion forty years previously, perhaps with the same subject in mind.


11:30 AM

Accademia exit door

The end of the tour

Ending Point

Accademia Gallery

Want to personalize this tour?

  • Our tours can be customized according to your needs and preferences
  • Click below to tell us what you are looking for:

Inclusions & Exclusions

GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
What‘s included

Guide fee

GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
What‘s not included

Admission tickes to the museums

Tour Important Information

I need to buy the admission tickets to the Accademia Gallery in advance. You will then reimburse me on the spot. The cost per person is €18.

The tickets for the Bargello can be bought directly the same day at the ticket office.

Cancellation Policy

  • GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
    Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
    50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
    No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time
$330/ per group

More tours by Sara P.

The David Experiencecover image

The David Experience

Florence
2 hours 30 min

The story of David would inspire many sculptures and paintings during the Italian Renaissance, with Christian themes being prevalent within art at this time. It would be the specific tale of David overcoming Goliath that would be featured most often, as artists looked to harness this powerful tale as inspiration for their own work. Even just within this single art movement, there would be many different interpretations, and each generation would influence the next with their own innovations.

FROM$330/ per group
Nature depictedcover image

Nature depicted

Florence
1 hour 30 min

The decorative charm of Palazzo Vecchio is also to be found in the richness of the stuccoes and the plant and animal motifs. Therefore, this tour is dedicated to the presentation of nature as conceived by the artists who enriched the halls of the palace with their skills.

FROM$150/ per group
Gemstones and flowers at the Uffizicover image

Gemstones and flowers at the Uffizi

Florence
2 hours

With this tour we will see how flowers are depicted in some of the most important works of art and their symbolism. We will also look at gemstones, which have always been important elements in painting realization.

FROM$220/ per group
Uffizi Gallery Crash Tourcover image

Uffizi Gallery Crash Tour

Florence
3 hours

This three-hour walking tour of the Uffizi Gallery literally starts from the very bottom by visiting the foundations of the palace that was built on an earlier structure, namely the Church of San Pier Schieraggio. Through the Scalone Vasariano we will reach the second corridor where the tour properly begins with a visit to the adjacent rooms. The works are arranged in chronological order, so you will have the chance to admire the many masterpieces from the end of the 1200s to 1600s.

FROM$330/ per group

Popular Tours in Florence

The Medici Tour: Medici Palace and Palazzo Vecchiocover image

The Medici Tour: Medici Palace and Palazzo Vecchio

Florence
3 hours

Step inside the world of the Medici family and hear fascinating stories of murderous plots and political intrigue. Dominating the city's politics, society, and cultural life for over 300 years, the Medici helped to transform Florence into the Cradle of the Renaissance. Learn how this family of merchants from the countryside became wealthy and powerful bankers and then went on to take over not just Florence, but all of Tuscany, becoming grand dukes. Learn how their patronage rocked the art world.

FROM$350/ per group
Italy Tour Guide - Loredana A.
Loredana A.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
Michelangelo's David 3-H Walking Tour and Accademiacover image

Michelangelo's David 3-H Walking Tour and Accademia

Florence
3 hours

So what's the big deal over the David? Walk through amazing sites and beautiful piazzas as I tell the fascinating tales of Michelangelo’s life and prolific career. Then see the David at the Accademia along with unfinished works still bearing the marks of Michelangelo's chisel. Hear the story of how an abandoned block of marble was transformed into a wonder of artistic genius and how the statue transformed its creator into one of the greatest artists of all time.

FROM$320/ per group
Italy Tour Guide - Loredana A.
Loredana A.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
Florence heart in 2 hourscover image

Florence heart in 2 hours

Florence
2 hours

This a short 2 hour walking tour around Florence City Center. During this tour you will enjoy the brightest sightseeings of Florence as Cathedral Santa-Maria-del-Fiore, Republic Square, Signoria Square with Town hall and various statues on it, including the copy of Michelangelo's David. You will discover, who were the Medici, what Renaissance was and why this period was so important. A quick tour to feel the atmosphere of Florence and understand its importance for European history.

FROM$100/ per group
Italy Tour Guide - Eva G.
Eva G.
Masterpieces of the Uffizi 3-hr Tourcover image

Masterpieces of the Uffizi 3-hr Tour

Florence
3 hours

Not your average tour with boring facts and dates, but a dive into the world of Renaissance Florence. See treasures by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Botticelli, and more with an Art Historian. Hear all the intriguing stories and discover the meanings behind the works. Join me for a truly memorable visual experience through one of the world’s oldest museums. Leave the guide book at home and let me lead the way.

FROM$350/ per group
Italy Tour Guide - Loredana A.
Loredana A.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)