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Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia) Tours and Activities

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Florence’s Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) is home to one of the world’s most impressive works of art: Michelangelo’s “David.” At 17 feet (5.2 meters) tall, the famous statue of the biblical hero is an overwhelming sight and a masterpiece of Renaissance art. Other works on display include 15th- and 16th-century paintings by the likes of Botticelli and Lippi, unfinished Michelangelo sculptures, and a museum of musical instruments. The Accademia was once Europe’s oldest drawing school; today it is Florence’s second-most visited museum, after the Uffizi Gallery.

The Basics
The Accademia Gallery is considered a must-see for visitors to Florence, so long entry lines are the norm. To avoid spending hours in line, consider purchasing skip-the-line tickets in advance or opt for a private guided tour. “David” is unsurprisingly popular and set in one of the most crowded parts of the gallery—for the best photo ops, book a coveted, exclusive, early-access tour to be one of the first ones in the gallery and view “David” in relative peace. To maximize your time in Florence, choose a half- or full-day tour that visits both the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery or also includes a city sightseeing tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Art and history lovers, especially those who admire Michelangelo, must not miss the Accademia Gallery.
  • To be assured entry on the day you want to visit, book tickets or a tour in advance.
  • Photography is not allowed inside the gallery.
  • The gallery is closed on Mondays.
  • Students from the EU and children under 18 years of age are eligible for reduced or free tickets.

How to Get There
The Accademia Gallery is located beside Piazza San Marco and is about a 15-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station. It’s not far from the Uffizi Gallery, which many tours visit in combination with the Accademia.

When to Get There
The Accademia Gallery is busy every month of the year, but especially so in the summer. It’s slightly less crowded in the late afternoon, but can still be impossible to visit without a reservation. Note that the gallery is closed on Mondays.

What Not to Miss at the Accademia Gallery
The scale of Michelangelo’s “David”—carved from a single block of Carrara marble—is enough to impress, but its fine details and expert carving of lifelike features make it a true masterpiece. Travelers spend most of their time admiring “David,” but those interested in Michelangelo’s life and other works should also see his unfinished “San Matteo” or “Prigioni,” or slaves, that adorn the main hallway. The plaster model of Giambologna’s “Rape of the Sabine Women” also shouldn’t be missed.
Address: Via Ricasoli 58, Florence, Tuscany 50125, Italy
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 8:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Admission: €10-14 per adult
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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket

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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.'
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Skip the Line: David & Accademia Gallery Ticket

Skip the Line: David & Accademia Gallery Ticket

The clandestine piazzas and crooked streets of Florence are home to many curious stories, art, and breathtaking historical heritage. One of the most noteworthy museums in Florence is the Accademia Gallery. It houses the enthralling marble statue and paintings of the Grand Renaissance artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Michelangelo, and many more. Being so popular, it welcomes hundreds of thousands of travelers each year. In other, words, it gets very, very busy. Buying Accademia Gallery Tickets with us will let you fast-track the entry and devote all your time to the exploration of the gallery!
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Priority Entrance Tickets : Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

Priority Entrance Tickets : Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

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Many visitors are surprised to learn that Florence is home to three “David” statues—but the original masterpiece by Michelangelo is housed within the Accademia Gallery. Feast your eyes on the real thing without wasting time standing in line thanks to priority museum entrance. Whether you want to quickly see the colossal statue and move on or linger among other Renaissance treasures, do so at your own pace.
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Skip the Line: Florence's Accademia Gallery Priority Entrance Ticket

Skip the Line: Florence's Accademia Gallery Priority Entrance Ticket

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Make the most of your precious time in Florence with priority entrance tickets to the world-famous Accademia Gallery, best known as the home of Michelangelo's 'David' statue. Beat the crowds that are a constant at this popular attraction, and head straight inside the hallowed halls to feast your eyes on the iconic sculpture plus masterworks of Renaissance painting by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, and many others. Stay as long as you like during museum opening hours, and view the art at your own pace.
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Reserved Tickets to See the DAVID

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When visiting Florence, don’t miss your chance to see the world’s most famous sculpture with skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo's “David.” Avoid wasting time standing in line, and use your priority ticket to head straight inside the renowned museum, where you can feast your eyes on thousands of Renaissance treasures at your own pace.
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Skip the Line: Florence - Ticket to See Michelangelo's David

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Skip the line Accademia Gallery ticket to see the original “David” by Michelangelo. you will discover one of the most famous museums in Florence with priority access. See the masterpieces of Michelangelo. You will also have the chance to visit other Renaissance artworks by Botticelli and Lippi and many other Renaissance talents.
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David & Accademia Gallery - Priority Ticket

David & Accademia Gallery - Priority Ticket

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Discover the second most visited museum in Florence to discover Michelangelo's David, one of the most famous Florentine symbols, a marble sculpture (height 520 cm) by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1501 and the beginning of 1504, considered a masterpiece of sculpture worldwide, it is one of the emblems of the Renaissance and a symbol of Florence and of Italy abroad. The work portrays the biblical hero when he is about to face Goliath, David has always been considered the ideal of male beauty in art. The Gallery is one of the places with the highest number of sculptures by Michelangelo, besides you can admire the museum of musical instruments, the largest collection of paintings with a gold background and the Sala dei Prigioni with sculptures designed for Pope Julius II. You will enter from the priority entrance to the museum and enjoy a journey into the life of the genius of Michelangelo Buonarroti, to discover Renaissance sculpture by appreciating his works and sculptures.
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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

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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. Get the chance to admire some of Michelangelo’s unfinished works, including ‘Prigioni,’ along with paintings by Sandro Botticelli and more.
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Accademia Gallery Ticket with instant delivery & mobile-guided Tour

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Fit in a visit to the Accademia Gallery in Florence with minimal stress and no time wasted standing in line. With instant delivery and fast-track entry, you'll have more time inside the world-renowned museum to admire Michelangelo's original “David” statue and other treasures of the Renaissance. Tour on your own schedule and at your own pace while still learning about the art with a free smartphone app.
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Skip-the-Line Tickets with Host - Michelangelo's David and Accademia