Tour code: 2428TA
Enjoy direct access to Florence’s Accademia Gallery with this skip-the-line admission ticket. Explore the home of Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the ‘David,’ and see the renowned sculpture up close. You’ll also have the chance to admire some of Michelangelo’s unfinished works, including ‘Prigioni,’ along with paintings by Sandro Botticelli and more. 


  • Skip-the-line Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) ticket in Florence
  • Head past the long entrance lines with a priority-entrance ticket to the Accademia Gallery
  • Explore at leisure and see the original statue of David, a magnificent Michelangelo sculpture
  • Discover two famously unfinished Michelangelo statues: San Matteo and Prigioni
  • See paintings by Botticelli and visit the on-site Museum of Musical Instruments

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you are an art lover, you will appreciate this ticket that whisks you past the entrance lines, allowing more time to admire Michelangelo's work.

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

See Renaissance artwork at the Accademia Gallery in Florence

Formerly a 14th-century hospital and then a fine art school, the Accademia Gallery now showcases top works of art by the likes of Botticelli, Andrea Orcagna and, most famously, Michelangelo.

Skip the long lines outside the Accademia Gallery and step straight inside with your direct-access ticket. Wander the museum at your own pace, stopping to admire Michelangelo’s unfinished San Matteo sculpture, as well as his Prigioni, where four prisoners attempt to free themselves from the confines of the marble.

Then, head over to the Gallery’s main attraction: Michelangelo’s 17-foot (5.17-meter) sculpture of David. Admire the lifelike contours of the marble figure’s muscles and veins, completed when the artist was only in his twenties.

Afterward, check out the onsite Museum of Musical Instruments, where an impressive collection of stringed instruments are exhibited. Paintings by other Renaissance greats, such as Botticelli and Filippino Lippi, are also on display for you to peruse. Depart the Accademia whenever you wish.

Customer Reviews

Sheryl J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I'm glad we got the skip the line ticket, but we did have wait on the skip the line line for 20 minutes before we could get in. Although that was nothing compared to the wait for those who did not buy their tickets in advance.

Maneesh K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful experience of purchase. The ticket provider was present before time! The only small hitch was that while making payment, Viator wanted 'Name on credit / debit card'. Since I was using a travel currency card, it didnot have a name. I had to use my regular credit card to complete the payment.

Sondra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We purchased the tickets to guarantee entry into the Accademia so we could skip the line. Worth it because the line was long for those who didn't have tickets and our time was limited due to being on a cruise excursion.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour. Cannot be any better. The tour guide waiting at the door. Beautiful statue. Thank you!!

Fio M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Painless transaction. Met up with them right outside the gallery at the allotted time and got our tickets no problem. Was able to skip the MASSIVE line for people with no reservations and go straight through. Well worth it. Would do it again in a heartbeat!

Kelly G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I already submitted this review once and it didn't keep my review. I am not doing it again.

Cody G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It and #39;s not a tour but we we and #39;re able to skip the VERY long line to enter the Galleria. You may have to wait 20 mins to enter as they need to do a security check. Also, don and #39;t go on a Tuesday. The museums are usual closed on Mondays and that makes the Tuesdays quite busy. Would definitely recommend !

Fernando C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Sue S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Go early in the morning and definitely book to skip the queues

Louise P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a self guided tour. Organized and the skip the line is a must as it was very busy.

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