Visitors often have to join long lines at Florence’s Accademia Gallery, spending more time outside than admiring its art treasures. This ticket lets you bypass the main entrance lines, so you can head inside and explore independently without any long wait. View paintings by artists including Lippi and del Sarto, see unfinished works by Michelangelo, and marvel at the star attraction, Michelangelo’s sublime 'David.'
Florence Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) ticket with skip-the-line entrance
Avoid the main entrance lines and explore at leisure
Admire the original sculpture of 'David' by Michelangelo
See unfinished sculptures by Michelangelo including ‘Prisoners’ (Prigioni) and more
View works by other Renaissance greats such as Giambologna, Lippi, and del Sarto
Travel independently to Florence’s Accademia Gallery and use your direct-access ticket to bypass the main entrance lines. Then, explore the art treasures in your own way, at your own pace.
Founded in 1784, the Accademia museum was originally part of an art school, showcasing art to inspire the students of the neighboring Accademia di Belle Arti.
Now open to the public, it today houses some of the Renaissance’s greatest masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s sculpture 'David.' Enter the Hall of the Colossus (Sala dell'Anticolosso), and admire the centerpiece; 'The Rape of the Sabines,' a 1582 sculpture by Giambologna, together with works by Filippo Lippi and del Sarto.
Then, roam around the two floors, seeing the rich wood paintings in the Florentine Gothic room, or the musical instruments exhibition. Visit the Gallery of the Prisoners (Galleria dei Prigioni) to view its unfinished sculptures by Michelangelo, including the Prisoners (Prigioni); four incomplete marble statues each depicting a struggling captive.
At the end of the gallery, stop to take in the star attraction: Michelangelo’s 17-foot (5.17-meter) 'David.' Admire the contours of the marble figure’s muscles and veins, completed, almost unbelievably, when Michelangelo was in his twenties.
Leave the Accademia when you wish, bringing your experience to a close.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Where is my ticket?
We will send you an email with your voucher attached; you will need to print the voucher to redeem your tickets.
Reservation made last winter. Company promised ticket delivery before the date. One day before I still hadn’t received them, and I called Viator for assistance. They got the tickets for me, but the tour company sent a sarcastic note with the tickets. The company insisted they sent them in late September (October 5 visit).
I recommend you buy tickets only from a tour company that provides them when you pay.
David is certainly the attraction and not having to wait in line is a bonus. Although the museum was very nice, I expected more Michelangelo produced artwork. Much artwork my other artists was beautiful.
I could’ve bought the same ticket in advance through the museum
, Sep 2019
Thanks for charging me more so that I could have what was available through the museum. I basically took an email and went to a kiosk directly across the street and picked up a ticket that I could’ve purchased in advance through the museum on my own!
It was great to skip the lines but read the fine print about the times. I didn’t get my time until after I paid and it was a refundable ticket. We were able to make the Accademia Gallery but they wouldn’t let us see the Uffizzi museum because the time had passed
We did not have to make one line, but two lines. It was very confusing and we were not the only ones that purchased tickets through Viator and were all without the tickets. They sent me email saying the tickets were attached, but they were not. Not a good experience!