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

Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)

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10,708 Reviews
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
$94.31 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Got more than I expected.
Angelo our tour guide was excellent. He turned the history into a walking story for us as we learned about Florence. Highly recommend.
Sherry_L, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

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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.
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Excellent tour
Tracie_M, Sep 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
An excellent tour, the perfect way to see the Uffizi and walk around Florence. Highly recommend! Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and enjoyable to spend the morning with.
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Best way to see Michelangelo’s David!
Kathy_F, Sep 2021
David & Accademia Gallery Tour - Florence (Reserved Entrance)
Lori was an exceptional guide. As an art history professor, she brought the Michelangelo’s David to life from an artistic, biographical, political and historical perspective. I loved this tour and highly recommend it.
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Definitely worth it,...
Alessandro_R, Sep 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
Definitely worth it, Caterina was very knowledgeable and friendly throughout the whole tour. Recommended :)
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Quick & Efficient!
Carrie_A, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: Florence's Accademia Gallery Priority Entrance Ticket
So glad i bought these tickets! The normal line was super long. We showed up at our time, easily found the viator ticket holder, he gave us our tickets and the we almost immediately walked inside. Quick, efficient way to get in the museum!
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Simple, complete and easy.
Ernest_B, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets
Statue of The David is remarkable. Also, musical instrument collection is an unexpected privilege to see.
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exzellent!
DrVIOREL_B, Sep 2021
David & Accademia Gallery Tour - Florence (Reserved Entrance)
the place was beautiful, of course, but unfortunately we had a bad guide, the worse from all, a lady - mila l ... - who made a lot of unsuitable remarks regarding politics and history. nonethelless, the galleria is a must for everybody coming to florence. thank you.-
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Academia
Kathi_D, Sep 2021
Michelangelo's David & Accademia Gems in a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
Our Guide Claudio was a passionate and educated young man his knowledge was extensive and we appreciated his insights
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Good but not great
Robin_D, Sep 2021
Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour
Our guide was great and we enjoyed his commentary on the area and the republic and takeover by the Medici Family. Was surprised that it didn’t include a tour of either museum.
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Visit to accademia
Kevin_T, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: Florence's Accademia Gallery Priority Entrance Ticket
The representative found us outside looking at our receipt not knowing where to go and quickly took our info got our tickets and walked us over to the entrance awesome.
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Excellent tour
Felix_B, Sep 2021
David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
Giada was incredibly knowledgeable. She was very personable and approachable. Tour was on time and we were not rushed. Had a wonderful time. Tha k you.
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The guide made that tour!!!!
Katherine_B, Sep 2021
Guided Tour of Accademia Gallery and Skip-the-Line tickets: The David and Stradivarius
Francesca M was great! She was right on time and where the company said she would meet us. She was very knowledgeable without being overwhelming. I would 100% do the tour with her again!

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)