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Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)
Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)

Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)

Tuesday through Sunday, 8:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Via Ricasoli 58, Florence, Tuscany, 50125

The Basics

To avoid spending hours in line at the Accademia Gallery, snag skip-the-line tickets in advance or opt for a private guided tour. David is unsurprisingly popular and set in one of the most crowded parts of the gallery—for the best photo ops, book a coveted, exclusive, early-access tour. To maximize your time in Florence, choose a half- or full-day tour that visits both the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery or also includes a city sightseeing tour.

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Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour
Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour
$93.61 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Walking tour of dell’Accademia and the Uffizi
Our guide was friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable. Also, as a self-appointed gelato expert, she pointed out the best gelato stops along the route. A big plus!
Ronald_W, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

star-5
Worth the extra money
William_M, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets
Be very early (or risk late) or be prepared to queue, especially at the moment, with museums wanting to see Covid certificates, so it makes skipping the line schemes very desirable for the top sites, the Academy, the Uffizi and, by the look of it, the Duomo. I went in right on time for both of those I did.
star-5
Fast entrance!!!
Roberto_G, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: Florence's Accademia Gallery Priority Entrance Ticket
Upon arriving they helped us enter the Accademia with no problem! Recommend 100% to not waste time buying tickets etc!
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The experience was...
Bruce_V, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: Florence's Accademia Gallery Priority Entrance Ticket
The experience was fantastic highly recommended . tour guide very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Covered many moments in history plus guides additional knowledge of city landmarks.
star-5
Loved it!!
Marcy_F, Oct 2021
David & Accademia Gallery Tour - Florence (Reserved Entrance)
Visiting the Accademia Gallery with our tour guide was incredible. Our guide was so knowledgeable and shared background information which made our visit so much more powerful than it would have been had we gone on our own.
star-5
Standing next to David is...
Joann_C, Oct 2021
Florence: Small Group Tour of Accademia and Uffizi Galleries
Standing next to David is something everyone should experience. We had a delay getting into the museum and had to leave our tour, but our wonderful guide made sure we had tickets to come back later.
star-4
Bellisimo!
Barbara_D, Oct 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
We were able to see the highlights of Florence's art (although there is so much to see) including Michaelangelo's David and Botticelli's Venus...our guide, Guido, was charming and knowledgeable and it was a small tour only four of us and fellow New Yorkers which made it more fun!
star-5
Well worth it!
Fay_E, Oct 2021
Accademia Gallery Small Group Guided Tour
Our guide through Accademia was excellent. Their office is right across from the entrance so very easy to find. She was knowledgable, funny, and we had a great experience learning not only about David but the other excellent pieces on display at the Gallery.
star-4
Great way to see the Accademia & Uffizi
Janet_P, Oct 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
The statue of David was definitely the highlight of this tour. The tour guide was very informtive and thorough.
star-5
Unreal, magical experience!
Kate_H, Oct 2021
David & Accademia Gallery Tour - Florence (Reserved Entrance)
Lorendana was the BEST tour guide. She brought the art, history, stories to life and transformed my experience. Would highly recommend!!!!! Seeing David with a tour guide is a must. Do NOT miss the opportunity.
star-5
Lovely day
Theresa_F, Oct 2021
Florence: Small Group Tour of Accademia and Uffizi Galleries
Veronica was amazing! We are not what I would call art lovers. But we really enjoyed the tour. She was perfect for pointing out the important pieces and teaching us why they are important. Well worth the money.
star-5
Best walking tour in Florence
vickyhsu1, Oct 2021
Small Group Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo
Our guide was knowledgeable and use her good Italian humor to make our tour even more fun! Highly recommended!
star-4
I was a little strange...
Rebecca_B, Oct 2021
Priority Entrance Tickets : Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets
I was a little strange that the person delivering our tickets rolled up a few minutes late and was on a bicycle. The tickets were probably not necessary as there was no line. Beautiful meuseum

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Art and history lovers, especially those who admire Michelangelo, must not miss the Accademia Gallery.

  • To be assured entry on the day you want to visit, book tickets or a tour in advance.

  • Photography is not allowed inside the gallery.

  • The gallery is closed on Mondays.

  • Students from the EU and children under 18 years of age are eligible for reduced or free tickets.

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How to Get There

The Accademia Gallery is located beside Piazza San Marco and is about a 15-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station. It’s not far from the Uffizi Gallery, which many tours visit in combination with the Accademia.

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When to Get There

The Accademia Gallery is busy year-round, but especially in the summer. It’s slightly less crowded in the late afternoon, but can still be impossible to visit without a reservation. Note that the gallery is closed on Mondays.

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What Not to Miss at the Accademia Gallery

The scale of Michelangelo’s David (carved from a single block of Carrara marble) is enough to impress, but its fine details and lifelike features make it a true masterpiece. Travelers spend most of their time admiring David, but those interested in Michelangelo’s life and other works should also see his unfinished San Matteo or Prigioni that adorn the main hallway. The plaster model of Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women also shouldn’t be missed.

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Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)