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

Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)

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10,163 Reviews
Tuesday through Sunday, 8:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Via Ricasoli 58, Florence, Tuscany, 50125

The Basics

The Accademia Gallery is considered a must-see for visitors to Florence, so long entry lines are the norm. To avoid spending hours in line, consider purchasing 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 be one of the first ones in the gallery and view “David” in relative peace. 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

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Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour
$95.84 per adult
We are so happy.
Excellent tour. Great time with our tour guide. Fun and very knowledgeable. Showed us everything we wanted to see and very good at answering all our questions. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to take a tour with this company.
Randy_V, Dec 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

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Florence
Anton_T, Jun 2021
Small-Group Guided Uffizi and Accademia Walking Tour - Skip-the-line
Leonardo was an excellent guide! His knowledge of history of art and his command of English were remarkable
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Loved our street tour with Uffizi!
Lisa_D, Jun 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
This was an amazing tour. Renata was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Though we were disappointed that the Accademia was closed, she more than made up for it with the city tour and the Uffizi!
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Splendid
Christopher_K, May 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
It was an awesome tour.our guide, consetti? Sorry if I am misspelling your name, she was very informative and fun. Highly recommend!
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We are so happy.
Randy_V, Dec 2020
Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour
Excellent tour. Great time with our tour guide. Fun and very knowledgeable. Showed us everything we wanted to see and very good at answering all our questions. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to take a tour with this company.
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Worth the visit
Dimi_G, Aug 2020
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets
Straightforward to book and get tickets. We didn’t have much time in Florence but it enabled us to spend time at this museum and see David. Pricing was reasonable too.
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Florence in a Day | Reduced queuing a must!
AndyV, Aug 2020
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket
There is still a 'line' but it is a 'preferred' queue and took about 10 minutes. Visit to Galleria dell'Accademia was well worth it on a whistle-stop day tour of Firenze.
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Skip the line
Natasha_K, Aug 2020
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets
Well worth the money to skip the ridiculously long line ! We were inside in 10 minutes after we picked up the tickets directly outside the gallery.
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Great introduction to astounding museums
Scott_G, Mar 2020
Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour
Even in low season and with the coronavirus concerns keeping crowds lower than normal, I highly recommend the skip-the-line-tours. This was a terrific introduction to two of the most important museums in Italy. Our guide, Angelo Alterio, was splendid. He was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, attentive and highly personable. I highly recommend the tour and Angelo.
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David will blow your socks off
Meike_M, Mar 2020
Small Group Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo
David, the statue was magnificent. Well worth it. Our tour guide was very into art history, so sometimes it was hrs to follow his analogies. Tour was great and we saw a lot. Wish we had more time to see the paintings in the Accademia
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David statue
Michael_H, Feb 2020
Florence Private Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery
well worth the price. And booking this enabled us to avoid the long lines. Good guide. For me, Academia was more interesting than the Uffizi, but both were great.
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Amazing
Donna_P, Feb 2020
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Uffizi Gallery Small Group Tour
This tour was amazing. The tour guide was thoroughly immersed in the history of the artifacts and paintings. Highly recommend.
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Worthy
Adriana_W, Feb 2020
Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Tour with Michelangelo's David
It was a very good. I did not realize how fast 1.5 hour passing. It was too fast but not in a bad way. Time went fast because it was very interesting and entertaining.

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 every month of the year, but especially so 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 expert carving of 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,” or slaves, 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)