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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

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!

Jesse B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wow, the area outside the Accademia is bananas! The tour guide found us and got us our tickets straight away. Once you get through the scrum outside and get in, the gallery is spectacular and worth it.

sean_calif

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Even with skip the line tickets we waited 40 minutes to get in. Regular ticket holders seemed to be in a line that stretched forever, and their line was in the hot sun which can be a factor for some as it was 97 degrees when we went last week. How can you go to Florence and not see DAVID? It would be like going to the Louvre and not seeing the Mona Lisa. Note: YOU have to search out the company guide for your skip the line passes....they won't search you out. This might be intimidating for 1st time/ older tourists but it's not that hard. For any tour you take, if you can't find your ticket/pass representative...just go up to any of the other ticket reps loitering and ask them where your company is,,,,they all know each other and all speak English and we're always polite and helpful. Enjoy your upcoming trip!

Robyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It doesn't matter how many times you go to Florence, you can never see the David too often. Buying the tickets ahead means you need to pick them up in the building across the road then look for the tour directors to tell you which line to get into. If you haven't printed off your booking confirmation, there is free wifi in the gallery cafe/bookshop to recall your booking. There will always be time spent in a queue but it is so worth the wait.

jtorrens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It's worth the money. You simply do a very small line right by the entrance of the Accademia and actually skip the extremely long line. Fully recommended for those on a tight schedule and/or want to make the most of your day at Florence.

Bridget C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We could not get to the meeting place on time but they held our tickets and we were able to get into the Accedamia for our tour. Great customer service

Harvey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Accademia was magnificent! There were a few minutes of confusion in arranging for entrance to the museum, but nothing in comparison to what we would have faced without making these arrangements in advance.

Estelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Organisation outside the Academia was originally a bit unclear, but soon solved and all went smoothly. We enjoyed the fact that we could do the tour through the Academia on our own at at our own pace

James F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great way to skip the long lines if you don't want to do a tour. This worked perfectly for us!

Roxanne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Enjoyed our tour guide, he was very interesting and polite.

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