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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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David & Accademia Gallery Tour - Florence (Reserved Entrance)
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David & Accademia Gallery Tour - Florence (Reserved Entrance)
star-4.5
$43.46 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Hits the Mark
Exactly as advertised—skips the long line, quick summary and then David. We traveled with 3 kids, ages 8, 6 and 4 and this tour met our needs perfectly.
Jessica_H, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

star-5
Great experience
Anna_G, Jul 2022
Florence Private Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery
Andrea was a wonderful tour guide, he really took the time to explain everything to us, really helped us connect various artworks to each other and kept our 3 kids of varying ages engaged.
star-5
We learned so much!
Kris_H, Jul 2022
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
This tour is for a true art enthusiast. It was a long morning with lots of walking. My daughter LOVES art so it was great for us!
star-5
Great experience
Rose_V, Jul 2022
Skip the Line: David & Accademia Gallery Ticket
Seeing David was spectacular! It was a once in a lifetime experience for me. Skip the line is the way to go.
star-5
Best experience ever
Meredith_Z, Jul 2022
Skip-the-Line Accademia and Michelangelo's David Tour for Kids and Families
This experience was the kids favorite in Italy. Our tour guide made this fun for everyone. She told us little secrets of the city that are hidden in the building. It was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable and we will surely remember this forever. Highly recommend. Worth every penny.
star-5
Great guide. David is extraordinary!
Susan_G, Jul 2022
David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
Wonderful experience! Our guide, Guida (I pray I got her name and spelling correct) was so sweet and very knowledgeable! David was the masterpiece and emotional experience you expect!
star-5
Good tour
William_C, Jul 2022
Guided Tour of Accademia Gallery and Skip-the-Line tickets: The David and Stradivarius
Very worthwhile tour. Although this museum was not the most interesting in Florence, everyone needs to see the David. The lines are insane so being part of a guided “skip the line” tour is totally worth the price.
star-5
So easy!!!
Jennifer_G, Jul 2022
Priority Entrance Tickets : Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets
It was so hot the day we arrived. Getting our tickets was seems less and skipping the line was AWESOME!!! I would not have wanted to stand outside in the sun waiting for entrance!
star-5
Florence Win
Kristen_V, Jul 2022
Skip the Line: Florence's Accademia Gallery Priority Entrance Ticket
Excellent experience with Viator! Wonderful to skip the line. Very smooth process. Thank you for contributing to our experience.
star-4
Most famous sculpture in...
Denise_O, Jul 2022
Skip the Line: Florence's Accademia Gallery Priority Entrance Ticket
Most famous sculpture in world I would rate it 4.9! The teen with him was amazed at its largeness!!!
star-5
High Interest, Quick and Efficient Tour
ShAnnon_S, Jul 2022
Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Tour with Michelangelo's David
We had Greta, who was very knowledgeable about the history of Firenze. She described the buildings such as the Medici Pallazo and St. John's Baptistry which we saw on the way to see the David. Her knowledge of Michelangelo also made me glad that we had a tour. Most tour guides in Italy take a two year course, and have to learn about a lot of ancient things about their region of specialty. So, getting a guide is usually a good thing in the cities, and this was definitely true with this tour!
star-5
More than expected
Kevin_C, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: David & Accademia Gallery Ticket
The Accademia is not as huge as the Uffizi or other museums in Florence. But it is remarkable too. While everyone goes to see Michelangelo's "David" there is much more to see as well. Well worth the small fee to skip the long line.
star-5
Ginevra was our tour...
Cassy_G, Jun 2022
Kid-Friendly Florence Accademia Tour w Michelangelo's David & City Wonders
Ginevra was our tour guide we had booked two tours for the day a city tour also and she was AMAZING!! Kept the kids entertained the whole time with games and hunts was fantastic!! Would highly recommend
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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)
Frequently Asked Questions
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