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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

Skip the line with a fast-track entrance ticket and head inside Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) in Florence to explore independently. Home to the original statue of ‘David’ by Renaissance genius Michelangelo, the gallery is a must-visit Florence attraction for art lovers and sightseers alike! See ‘David,’ as well as unfinished Michelangelo sculptures such as ‘San Matteo,’ works 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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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

See Renaissance artwork at the Accademia Gallery in Florence

Use your skip-the-line Accademia Gallery ticket to bypass the entrance lines, and head straight inside to discover some of the greatest masterpieces of the Renaissance at your own pace. Formerly a 14th-century hospital then a fine art school, the Accademia Gallery now showcases incredible works of art by the likes of Botticelli, Andrea Orcagna and, of course, Michelangelo himself.

Take a look at Michelangelo’s unfinished San Matteo, a sculpture that he was commissioned to create before he left Florence for Rome. His Prigioni is located nearby, so wander over and gaze at the four unfinished sculptures of prisoners or slaves that seem to be trying to escape from the blocks of marble that encase them.

Impressive as they are, the Accademia Gallery’s unfinished sculptures pale in comparison to the museum’s main crowd-drawer: Michelangelo’s statue of David. Stand and look at the 17-foot (5.17-meter) marble statue of the biblical hero, marveling at the level of detail that the young Michelangelo put into the famously nude warrior.

Adjacent to the statue are rooms containing paintings by other famous Renaissance artists like Botticelli and Filippino Lippi, as well as artists from both the Middle Ages and 17th-century. Amble through a room containing 19th-century plaster sculptures and visit the on-site Museum of Musical Instruments, where an intriguing collection of stringed instruments are exhibited.

How long you spend inside the gallery is up to you; many visitors find that two hours is sufficient.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Skip the line is the way to go! Walk up give them your name walk in and get the tour moving. The David statue itself was definitely the highlight of the tour. Recommend seeing it if you and #39;re going to be in Florence.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fun tour, beautiful art.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Super easy to find the guide before hand and waited about 5 minutes to get in after we got our tickets from her. The Gallery is really interesting and the statue of David is beyond impressive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The crowds were amazing and our skip the line really made a difference. we had to stand in line anyway but it helped to save a lot of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What can I cannot go to Florence and not visit the Accademia to view Michelangelo's well as the other pieces of work in the Gallery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Awesome museum, skip the line was great because it was hot in July!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is an impressive collection of art, especially the David! Wow!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A must see in Florence! We got right in with the advance purchase.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The time we saved on our visit to Florence by purchasing the Viator Skip the Line tickets for the Accademia exhibits was worth much more than the cost of the tickets! It certainly pays to book ahead.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tickets were right on time. No hassle.

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