Each year, more than 1 million people from around the world visit the Accademia Gallery—the Florence art museum housing Michelangelo’s “David” and a number of other masterpieces. Here’s what you need to know about avoiding crowds with a skip-the-line tour.
Priority Entrance Tickets
Those looking to visit the museum independently can purchase a priority entrance ticket to expedite entry. Within minutes of arriving, you’ll be strolling halls full of Botticelli paintings and and heading to see “David,” sculpted by a young Michelangelo when he was in his 20s during the Renaissance.
Combo Skip-the-Line Tours
If you’re short on time in Florence, opt for a city combo tour that allows you to visit the Uffizi, Accademia, and Duomo all in a single day thanks to skip-the-line privileges. You might also pair your skip-the-line Accademia entry with a walking tour to stroll the cobbled streets of Florence and view more of its famous sights.
If you really want to beat the crowds at the Accademia Gallery, consider an early-access tour. You’ll get to stroll the art museum’s hallowed halls with just a small group before they’re open to the general public and you won’t struggle to hear your guide. Some early-access tours conclude with breakfast at a local cafe where you can go over your favorite parts of the visit.