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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

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

Rafael H. O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Guide easy to find! Totally worth the extra money!

Desha A

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.

Kathlene C

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.

Dennis c

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.

Ekaterina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

David D

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.

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