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

Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)

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10,703 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
Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour
$94.15 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Got more than I expected.
Angelo our tour guide was excellent. He turned the history into a walking story for us as we learned about Florence. Highly recommend.
Sherry_L, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

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Recommend this tour
Anne_D, Sep 2021
David & Accademia Gallery Tour - Florence (Reserved Entrance)
Really enjoyed Lori's tour where she shared her extensive knowledge of what we were seeing at the Accademia Gallery Tour and a lot of history about Michelangelo and how he came to be David's sculptor. She was very enthusiastic and, having been born in American (but has lived in Italy for 20 years now), her English was excellent. I highly recommend taking a tour with Lori!
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Academia
Kathi_D, Sep 2021
Michelangelo's David & Accademia Gems in a Up-to-Five-Participants Guided Tour
Our Guide Claudio was a passionate and educated young man his knowledge was extensive and we appreciated his insights
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Excellent tour
Felix_B, Sep 2021
David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
Giada was incredibly knowledgeable. She was very personable and approachable. Tour was on time and we were not rushed. Had a wonderful time. Tha k you.
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Great knowledgeable tour guides
Tracie_J, Sep 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and we learned a lot! There’s so much to see in the Uffizi but Sylvia gave us a great overview and was very funny.
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Good but not great
Robin_D, Sep 2021
Skip-the-Line to Uffizi & Accademia with Michelangelo's David - Small Group Tour
Our guide was great and we enjoyed his commentary on the area and the republic and takeover by the Medici Family. Was surprised that it didn’t include a tour of either museum.
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Visit to accademia
Kevin_T, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: Florence's Accademia Gallery Priority Entrance Ticket
The representative found us outside looking at our receipt not knowing where to go and quickly took our info got our tickets and walked us over to the entrance awesome.
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The guide made that tour!!!!
Katherine_B, Sep 2021
Guided Tour of Accademia Gallery and Skip-the-Line tickets: The David and Stradivarius
Francesca M was great! She was right on time and where the company said she would meet us. She was very knowledgeable without being overwhelming. I would 100% do the tour with her again!
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Magnificent
Lino_S, Sep 2021
Skip the line: Uffizi and Accademia small group hidden street walking tour
Catarina was great , so informative and pointed out all details. We loved the tour. Will definitely recommend.
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The trip
Joseph_C, Sep 2021
Combo Skip The Line - Uffizi Gallery And Accademia Gallery Tour
Our guide was very informative, and provided historical perspective. She also was able to answer our many questions.
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Great tour
Sylvia_Craig, Sep 2021
Skip-the-Line Florence Accademia Gallery Small Group Tour
Short tour but was very interesting. Can’t miss the famous statue of David if in Florence. Really enjoyed the unfinished works of Michelangelo too.
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Lori was an outstanding tour guide!
Joe-and-Lisa, Sep 2021
David & Accademia Gallery Tour - Florence (Reserved Entrance)
Lori did an excellent job using a comprehensive and integrated story to provide historical perspective throughout the tour. She used her tablet to show photos and drawings which really helped, and she let us sit while she explained. Lori was well prepared and organized. She was the best of many great tour guides we’ve experienced.
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Amazing experience- I’m old but I still climbed up the Duomo!!
Laura_G, Sep 2021
David and Duomo Tour: Early Accademia and Skip-the-Line Dome Climb
Loved the tour - I wasn’t sure if I could climb the Duomo but our tour guide encouraged me!! I’m glad she did!!!

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)