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

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

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)

Overview

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.'
  • 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
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Guaranteed to skip the long lines
This is not a guided tour
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It's not a flexible ticket
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.
Itinerary
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Galleria dell'Accademia
Founded in 1784 upon Grand Duke Leopoldo of Lorena's decree, La Galleria dell'Accademia was created to host a collection of antique and modern paintings and sculptures so the students of the nearby Accademia di Belle Arti could pursue their studies in the light of these great masterworks. The Accademia Gallery is situated in parts of the former convent San Niccolò in Cafaggio and the hospice of San Matteo. The Accademia Gallery visit begins with the Sala dell'Anticolosso, where the gesso original of The Rape of the Sabines (1582) by Giambologna is placed. Some paintings such as Christ of Pity by Andrea del Sarto and the Deposition of the Cross by Filippo Lippi can be seen here. From here you reach the Galleria dei Prigioni, a corridor that hosts a series of incomplete sculptures by Michelangelo. At the end of the gallery reigns supreme Michelangelo's David.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED AN EXACT ENTRANCE TIME WHICH WILL BE THE ONE YOU HAVE TO RESPECT IN ORDER TO MAKE THE VISIT. THE TIME CAN BE ANY TIME DURING THE OPENING HOURS (8:15am - 5:30pm plus extraordinary night openings) AND WILL BE INDICATED ON THE VOUCHER ISSUED BY THE PROVIDER, WHITIN ONE BUSINESS DAY FROM YOUR BOOKING REQUEST.
  • PLEASE NOTICE THAT INDICATING US A DIFFERENT HOUR FROM YOUR VISIT DOESN'T GUARANTEE YOU WILL OBTAIN IT (for example if you put 3pm than you may get 9am ): DUE TO HIGH REQUEST (AS YOU PERSONALLY CHECK ONCE IN ITALY) WE CAN ONLY PROMISE THAT THE PROVIDED HOUR IS THE CLOSEST AVAILABLE IN THE REQUESTED DATE.
  • You must print and present Weekend in Italy confirmation voucher in order to redeem your tickets at the moment of the visit
  • Service fees (pre-sale and online booking fees), as well as fees for temporary exhibitions happening during your visit are due for any kind of ticket
  • When picking up a reduced or free ticket, you will be asked for a document proving your right to the price reduction. Entrance will be denied without it
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The use of the mask is mandatory for visitors and museum staff during the whole time spent inside the museum.
  • The museum has adopted a variety of rules in order to limit the possibility of contagions: - Limitation of entrances and exit - Social distancing in places like restourants, shops, and public places inside the museum - Use of signs to enforce the physical distance of at least 1 meter - Dispenser are available in several areas of the museums for hand sanitization - Daily cleaning of rooms, work stations and public places inside the museum are ensured - The staff at the museum could measure you body heat by the use of a thermometer
  • OPERATED BY Weekend in Italy
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is my ticket?
A:We will send you an email with your voucher attached; you will need to print the voucher to redeem your tickets.
Jul 2019
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket.

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  • "People with no reservation had to wait in a long line." See review
  • "Be aware of people putting some invaluable pictures on the road in front of the Accademia entrance and trying to ask you for money if you do accidentally walk over or (just) beside those pictures." See review
  • "This is a quick way to skip the long lines and get into the museum." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-4
Good experience
Jason_S
, Oct 2021
Not sure what lines were being skipped, had to wait in 2 different ones. Nothing real difficult though.
star-3
David is a must see
Philip_S
, Sep 2021
Very little communication from the tour operator explaining how to exchange the tickets it was pure luck we found out by ourselves. The time was changed from 11 to 11.45 without warning or explanation so it was good we checked ourselves.
star-5
David is a Must See!!
Denise_B
, Jul 2021
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.
star-4
Florence in a Day | Reduced queuing a must!
AndyV
, Aug 2020
There is still a 'line' but it is a 'preferred' queue and took about 10 minutes. Visit to Galleria dell'Accademia was well worth it on a whistle-stop day tour of Firenze.
star-1
Avoid Viator
Barbie_L
, Aug 2020
Not impressed having to go to tour operator first to get tickets, before queuing to get in and queuing again inside for security checks and yet a third time to exchange the so-called tickets for proper ones. Viator stinks! Originally my bookings were ALL cancelled and when I tried booking again all the prices had gone up.
star-3
Never got the tickets
randirabin
, Jan 2020
We had an issue with this booking, as the actual tickets were not sent to us until I called the help office the morning of the gallery visit (who said they had sent the tickets but they really had not.) The tickets were finally sent but it was stressful. Once we had the tickets however, the skip the line was great.
star-1
do not use Viator!
lmezville
, Dec 2019
If you don't have flexible time DONT use Viator! There are so many details you have to follow up on. If you have all day to be assigned a time I'm sure it's fine, but we had to leave before our assigned time. I did not read the fine print (yes, my fault) Just letting others know you have to be available the entire day just in case.
star-4
Visiting David
Sightsee35210
, Nov 2019
Great to purchase tickets before, so you wait in a much quicker queue to get in. Tickets were a reasonable price
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
2 Senior Ladies
Departure562002
, Nov 2019
So wanted to get in to see The Statue David. A definite on my bucket list. First we were booked at wrong museum. Agent knew we wanted to see David, Think he just mistakenly put it in wrong ( Just remember David is at the Academia Gallery .) Also, even with a skip the line ticket you may not get in if you have a time constraint. Also was not informed of the time issue. Know this when booking.Ended up paying for both Gallery/ Museums and didn’t get in to either one. Remember there are also no refunds on these museums. Also not informed. We did get to see the replica of David in Florence in the city square. I have to say all but 2 of our Viator tours through Rome, France and Spain were fabulous so just maybe do a little home work before you book. Some things can easily be over looked if you don’t know the questions to ask, and it’s your agent’s first day on the job. Which mine told me it was and Especially with numerous bookings. Have to say he did me right with everything else, except Barcelona., and I don’t think that was his fault. Must say though, I would definitely book with Viator again.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hello, we are sorry about your experience: we provided the promised service, confirming the requested date and the closest available time. Hope to assist you again in your next trip to Italy.
star-5
Must buy
Kgerard08
, Oct 2019
We chose to utilize skip-the-line for the Accademia Gallery and it was definitely worth it! The line was SO long but we walked right in. We did not do an official tour, but the gallery is very small so I am not sure it is actually needed.

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