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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
$90.92 per adult
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Don’t miss this!
Annette was amazing. She knew so much about the history of Florence, and was very entertaining and engaging. So warm and friendly. Not to mention skipping the lines on a busy day in Florence was dreamy!
Richard_B, Oct 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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Florence through the eyes of an expert
Andre_W, Dec 2021
Florence Private Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery
Florence is a city full of history and art, and our guide Constanza was very helpful in making both come to life for us. Her in-depth knowledge on how to read paintings was impressive, and her passion for art truly infectious. She is personable, warm, and funny - a great companion for a wonderful day.
star-5
Great tour while in Florence!
Mario_R, Nov 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
We witnessed some famous paintings, sculptures and sites in this beautiful Renaissance city. The most memorable moment was seeing David by Michelangelo. He was bigger and more magnificent than we expected. We will never forget this moment in our lives. Our tour-guide Christina was clear on the headset provided, and very knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour!
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Worth every step!
Sandy_M, Nov 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
Leticia was the most amazing guide-she is so knowledgeable about the history of the Medici's, of many of the important historical landmarks of Florence, of the David. She shared with us interesting facts to make the stories come to life. Well worth every penny, every step. Highly recommend!
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Best statue
Mona_G, Nov 2021
Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line to Accademia & Michelangelo’s ‘David’
The whole tour was good but the best part was seeing Michaelangelo’s David. Too bad the tour guide couldn’t continue with us.
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Wonderful tour of Accademia with a knowledgeable guide!
jennifer_J, Nov 2021
Michelangelo's David & Accademia Gems in a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
Claudio was my tour guide and he was excellent at explaining the pieces of art, musical instruments and their importance during the time periods. I got a good understanding of the influence of the Church , powerful families and the significance of symbolism used throughout the artworks by the artists. Highly recommend!
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Walking tour
Mary_R, Nov 2021
Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line to Accademia & Michelangelo’s ‘David’
Angelo was fantastic! This was probably the best walking tour and guide I have ever attended. He was so knowledgeable but in a easy to understand way. He added facts with stories that I will remember. Again, he was outstanding!
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David brought to life
Kaiqi_Y, Nov 2021
David & Accademia Gallery Tour - Florence (Reserved Entrance)
Oksana (my guide) was a wonderful storyteller who brought Michelangelo and David to life for me - she shared the backdrop against which Michelangelo created David, as well as facts about Michelangelo as a sculptor. She was extremely knowledgeable and open to questions. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who wishes to see beyond the sculpture.
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Wonderful experience
Devvon_H, Nov 2021
Private Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Uffizi and Accademia
Brenda was simply the best. Her knowledge of the city, art and friendliness is unparalleled. A perfect way to begin my vacation in Florence
star-5
Well worth the money
Victoria_M, Nov 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
Excellent tour! So much better than going round the museums on our own! Letitia was an amazing tour guide who taught us so much in a really engaging way. Highly recommend.
star-5
Worth it !
Paul_N, Nov 2021
Combo Skip The Line - Uffizi Gallery And Accademia Gallery Tour
Great tour. My guide was wonderful. Very detailed and knowledgeable about both the Uffizi and the Academia.
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Explore 2 iconic Florence locations
Erin_P, Nov 2021
David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
We had such an amazing tour and knowledgeable guide Viola. She educated us on the historical significance of items that we would have likely missed if we had explored on our own. This tour is money well spent to gain a greater understanding of two iconic landmarks in Florence. I highly recommend this tour.

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)