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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. You’ll also have the chance to admire some of Michelangelo’s unfinished works, including ‘Prigioni,’ along with paintings by Sandro Botticelli and more. 


  • 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.

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

See Renaissance artwork at the Accademia Gallery in Florence

Formerly a 14th-century hospital and then a fine art school, the Accademia Gallery now showcases top works of art by the likes of Botticelli, Andrea Orcagna and, most famously, Michelangelo.

Skip the long lines outside the Accademia Gallery and step straight inside with your direct-access ticket. Wander the museum at your own pace, stopping to admire Michelangelo’s unfinished San Matteo sculpture, as well as his Prigioni, where four prisoners attempt to free themselves from the confines of the marble.

Then, head over to the Gallery’s main attraction: Michelangelo’s 17-foot (5.17-meter) sculpture of David. Admire the lifelike contours of the marble figure’s muscles and veins, completed when the artist was only in his twenties.

Afterward, check out the onsite Museum of Musical Instruments, where an impressive collection of stringed instruments are exhibited. Paintings by other Renaissance greats, such as Botticelli and Filippino Lippi, are also on display for you to peruse. Depart the Accademia whenever you wish.

Customer Reviews

Martin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Loved being our own tour guide and skipping the line!!

Janet R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

My dreams come true. Seeing works by Michaelangelo was amazing. Used Rick Steve's free app download to walk me through the Accademia. Highlight of Florence for me.

Susan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide was right where it was indicated he/she would be and handed us our tickets promptly.

Rodrigo J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Absolutely worth it! The lines to Florence's museums are always very long and I do recommend getting the tickets ahead of time. Thank you very much, Viator!

Gabriel P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

When we booked this tour we asked for the skip the line tickets without the inside tour at 10:30 a.m. When Viator send us the voucher it was stated to look for the tour guides from this particular agency wearing bright yellow jackets by the front main door to the Accademia. When we arrive at the Accademia in Florence the street was fully packed it looked like a sea of people. We made our way to the front door and sure enough there were two tour guides warring the yellow jackets which you could spot a mile away. I gave our three vouchers to one of them she handed them to the other guide that had a list they checked my name and gave me the three tickets. There were two lines to go in he told me to get in the left side line which was the one with people that had tickets, the other line was standing still since they had to purchase and wait to go inside. after 10-15 minutes we were inside admiring all the beauty inside the Accademia.

Christine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We found this to be a first class experience. The representative was waiting at the Accademia Gallery and was easy to find. Our tickets were issued straight away and we didn't have to wait at all to get in to see 'David'. Highly recommended.

Lindsay S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very fun. Enjoyed the art.

Grant G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Statue of David and the rest of the Accademia are brilliant and this is a must see if in Florence. Had to queue for about 30 minutes, which was much better than the enormous queue for those who didn't have skip the line tickets. Well worth the purchase.

Linda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Having tickets arranged in advance is the way to go! We easily found our contact person who gave us our tickets and still had to wait in line about 30 minutes to enter the security check area but that beats the wait time for those in the super long line to purchase tickets. Seeing the Accademia is a must when in Florence.

Barbara B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Just so you know....Skip the line actually means that you will not have to stand in the line to purchase tickets when you arrive there! You WILL still have to stand in line to get in the door during high holiday season, so arrive at least 15 to 20 minutes before your appointment time, as we did. We stood in line for about 15 minutes only, and still arrived at the entrance door at only 2 minutes past our appointment time. No big deal! When we came out, there were STILL hundreds of people waiting to buy tickets. So just that made this deal well worth the money! Once inside, there was no one pushing us along, like in the guided tours. We were allowed to look at the art, read the explanations of each piece, and admire it as long as we wished. Of course, it's always nice to keep in mind all of those waiting for their turn though, and not be an art hog. Great experience, great value! I wouldn't attempt to see any great museum, gallery, or famous historical site without doing it this way!

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