- 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
- Accademia - The DavidPhoto by: cwgiggles1101
- 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.
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.
Fun tour, beautiful art.
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.
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.
What can I say...you cannot go to Florence and not visit the Accademia to view Michelangelo's David...as well as the other pieces of work in the Gallery.
Awesome museum, skip the line was great because it was hot in July!
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.