Just returned back to USA. In response to your email – one word for ALL“EXCELLENT” – Our guides were terrific and were so knowledgeable. We learned so much and only wished we had more time in Rome – Our cruise line Oceania Riveria was excellent too. I can email you more in detail at a later date but wanted to thank you for your assistance. We would definitely use Nancy Aiello Tours service again and will definitely recommend your services to others without a doubt.
Again, thank you for making our trip to Rome and ,in particular to see the Vatican and also the Pope, an incredible experience for us and one which we will never forget. It was a dream come true and especially since we had a limited amount of time. Again, special thanks to you Rachel for your accommodation to us on this tour. I actually heard about Nancy Aiello Tours from a business associate who gave me a newspaper article some time ago which I saved ……. I believe it was from Newsday LI Newspaper. Also our traveling friends, Joan and Peter Kay were so very pleased and thankful to me that I found you!!!
Have a good day …….now back to work so we can plan another trip – but in the distant future. Also, please extend our personal thanks and appreciation to our guides. They were the best!!!
Real David Florence tour is private, offering the one-on-one attention required to experience the famous statue of Michelangelo and its city at your own pace. Learn the story behind David history and understand Michelangelo genius. Get the Michelangelo experience. Walk in his shoes through the streets the artist lived. Experience key sites connected with the artist in the hands of an inspired guide. Real David Florence tour incorporates the major outdoor city sights and culminates in visiting the Academia.
Skip the line at the Academia Gallery home to the original David. Learn about the techniques involved in its creation. Marvel at its perfect beauty. Feel David comes alive. Your guide reveals the extraordinary events behind this celebrated masterpiece. Real David Florence tour is an enriching journey into an extraordinary life. Contact us for availability and pricing.
* Private Half-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Guide
* Top Attractions and Hidden Corners
* Academia Skip the Line Access
* Best Photo Ops
Calling all history buffs and Michelangelo lovers alike! Real David Florence tour is 100% private ensuring a personal experience catered to your interests and passions. Go straight into the Academia skipping the line. Enjoy unlimited attention from your expert guide who brings Michelangelo and his extraordinary period to life.
Live in history. Discover the real spots where Michelangelo met with Renaissance artists. Learn curiosities about Michelangelo and his rival Leonardo. Enter the Academia collecting his masterpieces. Hear the storied history behind David. The statue attracts the most attention within the museum. Made of an irregular block of marble the statue portrays the biblical King David before his battle against Goliath. Gaze at the artist other celebrated unfinished works. Although David is the star attraction, here you will also admire four unfinished marble statues called the Slaves, or Prisoners. Find out why the artist never finished them.
How it Works
The Academia closes on Mondays, Christmas Day, January 1st, August 15th. The Academia is free on the first Sunday of every month. There is NO skip the-line access on these days. To ensure a quality experience we do not organize Real David Florence tour on these days.
We will get the tickets ahead of time so that you will not have to wait in any lines. During the booking process, you will be able to tell our Italian-based team when and what you would like to tour. You will also have the opportunity to tell us how we can customize the private tour for you and yours. With that, we will create the perfect travel experience for you. A private tour curated to your preferences. Advance reservations are essential.
Safety Alert. At the Academia security measures including metal detectors have been introduced. Due to increased security measures, some lines may form on tours with skip the line access. Because of the security measures, the lines for entry to the museum may be long during peak seasons and holidays. All visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors. This cannot be skipped and a lengthy line can form. We can skip the ticket line but not the security checkpoint that applies to all visitors, including those with skip the line access. To facilitate the security checks plan accordingly. Do not bring backpacks or luggage into the museum. Small handbags are fine. Please, consider leaving any items that need to be checked by security at the hotel to speed entry.
Do you combine people to share the tour?
All our tours are private and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups
Do we skip the line to enter the Accademia Gallery?
Yes. This tour includes entrance tickets to skip the line. Your tickets will be pre-booked and prepaid for fast hassle-free entry. Please Note: Due to increased security measures, new screening procedures were put in place for entry the museum. For safety reasons ALL visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors, so even with reservations there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the site. Because of the security measures, the line for entry may be quite long during peak seasons and holidays. However, no time will be wasted. Your experienced guide will use this time to provide an overview and contextualization for the tour.
Please Note: Skip the line Academia Gallery tickets sell out fast. Advance reservations are essential.
What happens if a site is unexpectedly closed on the day of scheduled tour?
We are NOT liable for reduced itineraries owing to unscheduled closures by attractions. Unscheduled closures do not depend on us, but on the administration of the sites visited on the tour. In the event of an unexpected closure of a site or attraction your guide will promptly provide an alternative itinerary. While we regret these inconveniences, these rare unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore no refunds will be issued.
Florence museums are subject to occasional last minute closures without notice due to assembly meetings, strikes or other factors. If it happens your guide will modify the itinerary working with the circumstances given. While we regret this inconvenience, the unforeseen closure of the Academia Gallery is beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued.
In the case of a gallery being closed, your guide will take you to another section of the museum instead and will do everything possible to make appropriate adjustments but if it is not possible to complete a part of the tour we regret that no compensation can be offered.
Real David Florence Tour Customized to Your Desires!
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We are back home in Oklahoma, but I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance in making our trip to Italy such a wonderful time.
The drivers and guides were wonderful and we had a wonderful time. Even though everyone has been wonderful, I wanted to especially commend two individuals. I would hope that our comments will be passed on to either the individuals themselves or their supervisors if appropriate.
The guide in Florence was extremely kind to my wife Gwen. Going to the Uffizi and seeing La Primavera had been a dream of my wife’s since she was in graduate school working on her doctorate in English Literature. Maria was very kind and patient with my wife as she fulfilled a dream of hers.
The driver in Sorrento loved Italy and especially loved this corner of the beautiful country and enthusiastically wanted to share that love with me. In addition to being an outstanding driver, he was also an outstanding guide.
Please feel free to use me as a reference for future customers.
I had been working with another touring agency for two weeks and was continually frustrated that I was getting no where in defining costs, which was important for our budget. They made an initial excellent recommendation about seeing Florence first, but that was it. After 2 weeks, I gave up and searched the web, finding your company among others. The description of your agency and the length of time in business was what made me send an initial inquiry. Within 24 hours, not only had you detailed an itinerary to work from, you had all the costs associated with it! The promptness and detail was what won me over immediately. Rachel was excellent and accommodating to work with. Not only were the initial planning emails detailed and the final reservations easy, your organization followed through wonderfully on every aspect. The drivers were courteous and careful, and dressed in suits and ties even in the hot Italian weather (we encouraged them to lose the coat and tie to be more comfortable). Our drive from Pisa to Rome was especially memorable due to the driver’s congeniality; we even invited him to eat with us. As an opera singer, he regaled us with some of his work and our young daughter reciprocated with her own version of Sunrise, Sunset.
The tour guide in Florence, Elisabetta, was energetic, extremely knowledgeable with a masters in Art History and who was also sensitive to our kid’s needs to stop for a drink or some gelato. Again, we asked her to join us for lunch where we could converse some more. Our stop at her favorite gelato shop resulted in us going there 3 more times before leaving Florence. If it wasn’t so hot, we could have gone on for several more hours.
Our tour guide in Rome, Linda, was great; with children of her own, she was sensitive to my son and daughter. She moved at a quicker pace, skipping over some things to get at areas or topics that would be more interesting for the kids.
The cost of the tour seemed expensive to us at first and is why we deleted some things from our original plan. However, after being with the quality of individuals assigned to us, we think that the value for the money is worth it. We will not hesitate to book with you again or to recommend you to friends planning trips to Italy.
Thank you for helping make our trip to Italy memorable and enjoyable. Please feel free to use this letter or any part of it as testimonial on your website.