• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: Flexible
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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.'

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

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

Accademia Gallery

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.

Customer Reviews

smportillo26

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Nice to have your tickets ahead of time.

Weissmannhaus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Got in early. Very easy.

Cathy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The line was very long and we were so happy we paid for the Skip the Line! Well worth it!

mrsjacosta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Lines get CRAZY long this was very worth it.

Rodolfo A L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

the entrance was very fast and very efficient

Shannon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

jmkrew4

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Amazing!

Rick J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I appreciated, in hindsight, how uncrowded this museum was in comparison to many of the others I visited on my journey through Italy. I was able to really spend some time and appreciate the art without the usual pushing and shoving. It does help to go early in the morning we were there at 9am, and the line was already getting long. If you have a chance to purchase skip-the-line tickets for ANYTHING over here, I highly recommend you do so. The highlight is, of course, Michelangelo's statue of David. It's impressive to know that he carved that statue from a single block of marble. Overall, this is a smaller museum than some of the others, so you can get through it without taking up the entire day, but I suggest taking advantage of the sparser crowds here and really take it all in. Once you tour the Vatican museum, for example, you will yearn for the time you spent here, just based on crowd size.

john seymour b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

timed ticket went to plan all on time no guide excellent trip on our own no problem.

Andrew R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

You can't leave Florence without visiting David. The skip-the-line ticket was a great call and necessary for a quick visit even during our slow season visit November 2017.

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