Insider's Guide to Florence

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785

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.

Recent Photos of This Tour

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

Tanya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Skip the Line was amazing. Bypassed a long line to enter and were in looking at everything within 5 minutes. Accademia Gallery is beautiful.

Genevieve B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

So worth it, because the line was so long and we had 2 young children with us. Plus, it was raining that day, so it was nice to just go right in and enjoy the gallery.

Holly R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

By 9:30am the line ups were already really long so depending on much time you have to spend in Florence I would recommend Skip the Line tickets - we got right in at the specified time we purchased. There's so much better things to do in Florence then wait in lines - definitely worth the extra money!

William M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A life changing moment with the world's most exquisite art.

Joseph R R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing experience in Florence. So many wonderful works of art.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Time is at a premium when there's so much to see. It was great to be able to skip the line to see David.

Melissa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is definitely worth buying in advance. The lines at the Accademia were over a block long. We were able to enter a separate line and were in the museum with in 15 mins. I highly recommend this as an alternate option to an actual tour group.

Gloria H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

fantastic, I have taken this trip twice, and would take it again

steven k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was wonderful having the skip the line tickets. There were so many people waiting to get in and we just walked right in. The museum is great .

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Love the Skip the Line tour because that's exactly what we did - we went right inside passing a block of waiting visitors.

From USD $ 32.49

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Enter Total Number of Travelers

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 2428TA


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message