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Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)
Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)

Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)

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10,431 Reviews
Tuesday through Sunday, 8:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Via Ricasoli 58, Florence, Tuscany, 50125

The Basics

To avoid spending hours in line at the Accademia Gallery, snag 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 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.

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Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour

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Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour
$95.29 per adult
Take this Tour - you must!
An outstanding tour and the only one you should consider. Knowledgeable, patient, interested, kind and complete. A great personal tour. Smart to go early, smart to book a private tour with a guide that is so informed. Answered questions, engaged adults and kids and teens. Everyone completely enjoyed it.
Kristin_W, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

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Perfect for those with little time to experience Florence.
AnnBlair_B, Jul 2021
Small Group Florence Skip the Line David & Accademia with Optional Duomo
Bernardo was a fabulous guide and very knowledgeable in art history. He has a great sense of humor and his English was perfect! Definitely worth it as we only had 2 days in Florence.
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Loved it.
Deborah_C, Jul 2021
Combo Tour VIP - Uffizi, Accademia Gallery & Walktour
Great tour. Just the right amount of time at each museum so you don't feel overwhelmed (or get sore feet). Very knowledgeable guides. We enjoyed the tour a lot and would recommend it.
star-5
Exceptional tour
Stephen_S, Jul 2021
David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
Antonio was one of the best guides we have ever had. He was personable and provided details that made the experience very satisfying
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worked well
Lukas_Ritzel, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets
All worked and we got a fast entry. The statues were impressive but a little bit more of story telling would have been cool
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L & L
LLA, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets
The art is simply beautiful with a wide array of offerings through the ages. Basically, the tickets get you into the venue and you are them on your own.
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Great guide
GDB, Jul 2021
Accademia Gallery Small Group Guided Tour
Our guide was knowledgeable, witty and professional. He provided good information quickly and with humor.
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Great private small group tour in Florence
Susan_I, Jul 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Both of our guides were very knowledgeable. I love a private small group tour.
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David is a Must See!!
Denise_B, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket
It was more than I thought when I took this tour. The history and details that our guide told us was amazing. Stepping back in time and feeling small on a scale of time.
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After the tour, you'll feel like you're on treasure hunt!
Janene, Jul 2021
Discover Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Gallery with skip the line
Our guide was beyond amazing! She was informative, engaging and fun. She was like the teacher that every student in school was lucky to get.
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Viator Academia
Oktay_G, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: Accademia Gallery Guided Tour in Florence
Very instructive, educational and enlightening. Very helpful and friendly staff. Some unique chef-d’œuvre can be seen
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Florence
Anton_T, Jun 2021
Small-Group Guided Uffizi and Accademia Walking Tour - Skip-the-line
Leonardo was an excellent guide! His knowledge of history of art and his command of English were remarkable
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Loved our street tour with Uffizi!
Lisa_D, Jun 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
This was an amazing tour. Renata was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Though we were disappointed that the Accademia was closed, she more than made up for it with the city tour and the Uffizi!

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.

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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.

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When to Get There

The Accademia Gallery is busy year-round, but especially 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.

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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 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 that adorn the main hallway. The plaster model of Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women also shouldn’t be missed.

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Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)