- 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
Statue of DavidPhoto by: lyndoug1
with DavidPhoto by: ALICE C
Philippines, 10 2014
DavidPhoto by: Randal P
Florence Summer 2012Photo by: Scott F
USA, 08 2012
Outside Accademia GalleryPhoto by: Anonymous
Preview of DavidPhoto by: Anonymous
The one and onlyPhoto by: RALPH J P
USA, 08 2009
What You Can Expect
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.
This is an impressive collection of art, especially the David! Wow!
A must see in Florence! We got right in with the advance purchase.
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.
Tickets were right on time. No hassle.
We still had to wait but it was a shorter time than the non reserved tickets. The paints and sculptures were worth going in to see especially if you love history and art.
Very good. There was a line but we entered quickly and with little fuss. The unreserved line went down the road for ages! Much better way to do it.
It was ok
This is an amazing gallery that should be on everyone's list. The tickets are well organised with an allocated time slot and 2 hours duration which allows plenty of time to visit at leisure. It was therefore not vrowded and one could admire the beauty of the items displayed comfortably.
Exactly as promised - you get to skip the very long line and enter immediately. The local contact was exactly where they said they would be, and was professional.
Must do to skip the round-the-block queues here in Summer. saved ourselves a good couple of hours and much stress. we still had to stand in a short line for about 10 minutes, but that is nothing in comparison to the normal ticket queue. A big plus is that you DON'T have a guided tour and you can enjoy this gallery at your own pace.