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Founded as a Roman military colony during the 1st century B.C., Florence achieved pre-eminence in learning, commerce, finance and the arts during the 14th to the 16th century. The present glory of Florence is mainly in its past. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982 with most of its buildings considered works of art and the city stamped with the personalities of the many men and women who resided there. Among the city's cultural giants are Dante Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Galileo and the Medici family is one of Florence's most renowned rulers. The city has remained a political, cultural, and artistic force even in the modern era and is one of the places in the world which is a must-visit at least once.

So many things have been said about the Accademia and some works of art housed there. Here are a few quotations about it.

Italy is the garden of love. Tuscany is the garden of Italy. Florence is the flower of Tuscany.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. - Michaelangelo
Best known as the home of Michaelangelo's sculpture of David
Monument to the indomitable spirit of the Florentine republic.

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The Accademia Gallery in Florence houses some of the most significant and most popular works of art in the world. A visit to the museum is nothing short of magical, especially if you happen to love arts and creativity. Even if you are not an art connoisseur, standing in front of these masterpieces will certainly leave you in awe and perhaps searching for a little artistic inspiration for yourself.

Some of the gallery's most famous creations are David by Michaelangelo, Prisoners by Michaelangelo, The Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna, Tree of Life by Pacino di Bounaguida, and Coronation of the Virgin by Jacopo di Cione.

David by Michaeangelo
David by Michaeangelo
Michaelangelo started his work on the David when he was only 26 years old. Standing 5.17 meters tall, the marble sculpture is one of the most recognizable in the world. It is made from a single block of marble from Tuscany, one of the whitest in the world. There are copies of the statue, the most famous being the one in Piazza della Signoria, in the exact spot where the original used to be for more than 400 years. The second one is in Piazzale Michaelangelo overlooking Florence, which is made out of bronze instead of marble.

Prisoners by Michaelangelo
Prisoners by Michaelangelo
Also known as Slaves, the fame of these four statues is because of their unfinished state. They are magnificent illustrations of the challenge of the artist carving out the figure from a block of marble and is a symbol of the struggle of man to free the spirit from matter. Interpreted in many ways, the sculptures are in various stages of completion.

the Sabine Women by Giambologna
The Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna
Displayed in the Hall of Colossus, the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna depicts three figures connected by a serpentine-shaped movement. One man is lifting a woman into the air while a second man crouches. The name was suggested by Vincenzo Borghini, Giambologna's contemporary.

Tree of Life by Pacino di Bounaguida
Tree of Life by Pacino di Bounaguida
The Tree of Life is a panel painting and is also the largest panel exhibited in the 13th and 14th Century Room. This fascinating and complex tree-shaped cross symbolizes the tree of life. It was originally housed in a convent of Clarisa nuns in Florence.

Coronation of the Virgin by Jacopo di Cione
Coronation of the Virgin by Jacopo di Cione
One of the most important panel paintings in the world, the Coronation of the Virgin by Jacopo di Cione, has been restores in 2011. Also known as the Altarpiece of Mint, it was commissioned by the magistrates of Mint for its seat. The artwork is complete by a precious frame that is carved and adorned by Giovanni di Ambrogio, a stonemason.

One of the top museums in Florence and in the world, Accademia Gallery welcomes millions of visitors every year. Travelers, tourists and art connoisseurs from all over the world want to see Michaelangelo's David and other masterpieces with their own eyes. All of these famous artworks are marks of mankind's artistic innovation through the centuries.

Prebook your ticket online and in advance

There are always long lines in front of the Accademia as visitors queue to purchase their tickets. This is why it is important to prebook tickets ahead of time. When you book ahead, you get access to the Accademia through a reserved and separate entrance for a particular date and time, saving you precious time when visiting the museum. Look at Florence day trips, as well as Florence city tour tickets and pick one that is more suitable for you.

Take a guided tour

There are always people who prefer to check things out on their own. However, art galleries are massive and can be overwhelming and unless you have a depth of knowledge of what you are looking at, you may end up wasting your time by walking around aimlessly. All you will see you will on the paintings and sculptures are their names, there are no in-depth information provided. In most cases, people have no idea what they are looking at. So, it is highly recommended to check Florence pass for your guided tour options.

Visit in the early evening or in the late afternoon

Morning and noon are the most popular times to visit galleries, and museums, so when possible schedule your visit in the later afternoon. Most art galleries are open until 6:50 p, so there is more than enough time to wander around and explore.

The Accademia Gallery is just next door to Piazza San Marco. Accademia Gallery and Accademia Gallery are located very close to each other so visiting both on the same day is something that is very easy to do. Getting to the Gallery using public transport is quite easy, thanks to the Firenze Santa Maria Novella or Firenze SMNT. It is within convenient walking distance of most tourist attractions in Florence. The Accademia is just a 20-minute walk from the train station. It is not advisable for tourists to take the cab because cab drivers charge exorbitant fees for non-locals and tourists get ripped off frequently. It is also a good option to stay in one of the hotels that are in proximity of the gallery.

Accademia Museum Opening Hours and Tickets

  • The Accademia is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:15 am until 6:50 pm.
  • The ticket office closes at 6:20 pm and the museum starts closing at 6:40 pm.
  • The museum is open on all holidays, except Mondays, January 1, May 1 and December 25.
There are three types of admission tickets;
  • Full at €16.75: All non-EU citizens 18 years old and above must pay full price, as well as All EU citizens over the age of 25 years old.
  • Reduced at €12.75: The reduced ticket price is for EU citizens between 18 and 25 years old and teachers from EU public institutes with proof of position.
  • Free: Minors, regardless of citizenship, persons with disabilities, ICOM members, and journalists with valid ID showing professional status are entitled to free admission.

Tickets can be purchased at the gallery itself, through phone or online.

The Gallery has a collection of priceless masterpieces and works of art spread over different halls and different floors. If you are lover of painting and other arts, the Gallery is a must-visit at least once in your lifetime. If you are visiting the gallery soon, it is important to prepare yourself and to know what to expect when you are there so you can make the most of your time and money.

It is a must to visit the entire museum when you're there. You already paid for the entrance fee or skip-the-line pass, so use it wisely. Anyway, the gallery is not that big. Half the day is more than sufficient to see everything. David is one of the most popular work of art, but there are also other equally compelling masterpieces too.

If the history of the various works of art is something that interests you to no end, you should get a guided tour. Even if the gallery is not massive, there is so much to see and relying on the guidebook alone can get tedious and can distract you. Live guides are also more entertaining and they can give you more up-to-date information.

Expect to be awakened and enlightened to the arts when you visit the Accademia Gallery. It is nothing short of magical!

Hall of Prisoners
Hall of Prisoners
This is where you will find one of Michaelangelo's most famours works, Quattro Prigioni which were originally made for the tomb of Pope Julius II. The sculpture are called prisoners because they look like they are trying to free themselves from the marble in which they are carved in. The famous sculptor died before he was able to complete the works. Other masterpieces in this gallery which are worth looking for St. Matthew and paintings from some of Michaelangelo's contemporaries, Andrea Del Sarto and Ghirlandaio.

Hall of the Colossus
Hall of the Colossus
Recently restyled in December 2013, the Hall of the Colossus acquired its name during the nineteenth century when the cast model of an ancient statue was housed in its halls. The gallery now hosts the plaster model for the sculpture of Giambologna's "Rape of Sabines"�. The original sculpture is in Piazza della Signoria.

The Tribune
The Tribune
The tribune was created to house Michaelangelo's masterpiece, David, which used to stand outdoors in Piazza della Signoria, exposed to the elements. Emilio Fabris, the architect, was entrusted to design a square-shaped Tribune within the Accademia at the end of what was called the "Gallery of ancient paintings"� which is now called the Hall of prisoners. The David is placed in the center of the Tribune under a bright skylight, a halo-like dome. Currently the right wing of the tribune houses Franciso Salviati's Madonna and child with the young St. John and an angel, which features the bright iridescent colors typical of Mannerist painters. The left wing of the tribune houses Santi di Tito's Deposition of Christ.

Hall Gipsoteca de Bartolini
Hall Gipsoteca de Bartolini
Gipsoteca de Bartolini or the Hall of Models is a space where the origins of the museum as a teaching gallery are on display. The Accademia was originally created for students of the art academy and one of the academy professors was Lorenzo Bartolini. The museum holds more than 250 models of Bartolini's sculptures, as well as those of his protégé, Pampaloni.

Florentine Gothic
Florentine Gothic
Also called the "Byzantine rooms"�, Florentine Gothic covers 13th to 14th century painters. Situated on the ground floor and spread over three rooms, the brilliant colors of the restores paintings introduce guests to the most popular subjects requested by the Church. The first hall houses what is considered the nucleus of the most ancient of artworks shown in the Galleria dell'Accademia.

Museum of Musical Instruments
Museum of Musical Instruments
If you are a fan of opera, theater or music in general, the Accademia's Museum of Musical Instruments is a place which you absolutely must go to. It houses the Grand Ducal collection with more than 50 musical instruments in the wing belonging to the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory. The exhibit underscores the fact that music played a pivotal role on everyday life, as well as official celebrations of the Medicean Court. Some of the things worth looking out for are the viola by Stradvari, the piano by Cristofori, as well as the canvass paintings of musicians ta court.

Florence 1370 - 1430

Less crowded than the ground floor and completely reorganized in 2013, the first floor houses a collection of Florentine paintings between 1370 and 1420. This is where visitors see restored masterpieces of late Gothic Florentine period. Any visit to the first floor begins with artworks explaining the Florentine religious devotion in the late fourteenth century and some of the masterpieces worth admiring are Madonna and Child by Don Silvestro of Gheraducci and Massacre of Innocents by Jacopo di Cione.

Accademia Gallery Halls Quick View Table

Hall of the Prisoners Hall of the Colossus The Tribune Hall Gisopteca di Bartolini Florentine Gothic Museum of Musical Instruments Florence 1370-1430
About
-Previously used in the 19th century to display ancient paintings from various collections
-Took its name from the four large sculptures showing male nudes, also known as the Slaves or Prisoners or Captives
-Recently restyled in December 2013
-The left wing of the Hall shows the development of the Florentine school
-The right wing of the Hall Perugino's grandiose panel depicting the Assumption of the Virgin
-Originally created to conserve Michaelangelo's David which was previously standing outdoors exposed to the elements
-Designed by architect Emilio de Fabris
-Gisopteca means hall of models
-A reproduction of Bartolini's art studio, showcasing various typologies of celebratory, private, or monumental cast models often intended for sepulchers
-Last section of the gallery on the ground floor
-Dedicated to Florentine paintings and spread over three rooms
-One room dedicated to Giottesque painters, another to 13th adn 14th century, and another to Orcagna and his brothers
-Houses the Grand Ducal collectio of approximately 50 musical instruments
-Vast collection of string instruments, wind instruments, harpsichords
-Visitors get lessons in musical history and the roots of the invention of the piano
-Reorganized in 2013 to house a collection of late 14th century Florentine paintings rangng between 1370 and 1420
-A very peaceful environment suitable for admiring carefully restored pieces of work during the late Gothic Florentine period
Best Views
-Fra Bartolomeo's The Prophet Isaiah and The Prophet Job
-Andrea del Sarto's Christ as the Man of Sorrows
-Michele di Rodolfo del Ghirlanaio's Ideal Head
-The plaster model of the stunning sculpture 'Rape of the Sabines' by Giambologna.
-Wedding chest 'Cassone Admiari' belonging to the Adimari family
-Michaelaneglo's David is the centerpiece of the Tribune
-On the right wing is Franceso Salvati's Madonna and child with the young St.John and an angel
-On the left wing are works of art by various artists
-Selection of the finest 29th century plaster casts by Lorenso Bartolini, one of the most briliiant professos and one of the greatest sculptors of the Accademia -The first room showcases some of the oldest artworks in the Accademia
-The Giottesque Room houses works by 14th century followers of Giotto
-The Orcagna Room displays some of the artworks by the four artist brothers
-One of the most precious works in the exhibit is the one-of-a-kind tenor viola made by Antonio Stradivari in 1690
-The tenor viola was part of the instruments used by the 'Medici Quintet'
-The Vestibule houses artworks that explain the Florentine religious devotion in the late fourteenth century
-The central lounge allows visitors to appreciate the commissions of the Florentine Guilds
-The last wing of the museum houses the Gall of the International Gothic which houses a collection of important works by Lorenzo Monaco
Things to do
-Immerse yourself in the works or art and sculptures of Michaelangelo, Daniele da Volterra, and many others -Admire works of art by Giambologna, Rafaellino del Garbo, Filippino Lippi, and Domenico Ghirlandiao -Admire works of art by Bronzino, Allori, Cecchino Salvati, Michaelangelo and many others -Be in awe of the plaster models of sculptures by Bartolini and Pampaloni and the collection of sculptures and paintings which were awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence -Some of the most popuar works of art are the monumnetal depiction of Trinity, Jacopo di Cione's Coronation of the Virgin, and the large painted Crucifix by Bernardo Daddi, one of Giotto's pupils -Multimedia systems give visitors information about the sounds and features of instruments, as well as explain the grandiose festivals arranged by the town by the Medici in theaters and villas -Some of the most important artworks in the Florentine Gothic Hall are Madonna and Child with Saints by Gherardo Starnina and Coronation of the Virgin by Rossello di Jacopo Franchi

 

When traveling, it is a must to be on the lookout for deals that will ensure you do not miss anything without sacrificing your time and money. Doing research means spending quite a bit of time on your computer, checking deals here and there. We have done the hard work for you and checked available deals online. Below are some Accademia Gallery tours which give the best value for your money.

Tour

Highlights of the tour

Price, Duration

1.Skip the Line Florence Accademia Gallery and Michaelangelo's David
  • Skip-the-line tickets so you can bypass the main entrance line and head inside the gallery right away
  • View paintings by aritsts such as del Sarto and Lippi, as well as unfinished works by Michaelangelo
  • Explore at your own leisure

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Price: €17.99
Reviews :
  • 'Our tour guide was terrific.'
  • 'A must-see if only for David.'
  • 'Great tour. Highly recommended.'
2. Skip-the-Line: Florence Accademia and Accademia Gallery Tour
  • Combo skip-the-line and guided tours Accademia and Accademia galleries in Florence
  • See the original statue of David by Michaelangelo plus his unfinished Prigioni sculpture
  • See the famous Birth of Venus and the Leonardo Room

Duration: 9 hours

Price: €77 Reviews :
  • 'Excellent and amazing tour of both galleries. Our guide was knowledgeable. We really loved the tour'
  • 'This tour helped us make the most of our time in Florence.'
  • 'This tour is definitely worth taking.'
3. Best of Florence Combo Saver: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line to David and Accademia Gallery
  • Make the most of your time in Florence with this Combo Saver tour covering all of the city's most iconic sights
  • Get skip-the-line tickets to two of the world's top museums
  • Get insights from an expert guide

Duration: 6 hours

Price: €85 Reviews :
  • 'Audio system was very good and the guide's presentation was excellent.'
  • 'Tour was very good, learnt quite a bit and the tour guide kept things very intersting.'
  • 'Had a great time. Our guides were friendly and great'
4. Small-Group Skip the Line Best of Florence Walking Tour with David and the Duomo
  • Experience the Tuscan capital's top attractions with a small group your for three hours
  • >Get skip-the-line access to view of the some of the world's most remarkable works of art
  • Stroll along the streets of Florence taking in all the landmarks

Duration: 3 hours

Price: €59

Reviews :

  • 'Eritza our tour guide brought humor and relateability to our tour.'
  • 'Eleanora was absolutely wonderful. So fortunate to have her as our guide.'
  • 'My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the walking tour of Florence.'
5. Accademia Gallery; Reserved Entrance and Guided Tour
  • Explore the halls of the gallery which is full of Florentine paintings from the 15th to the 16th century

  • Admire a vast collection of Michaelangelo's masterpieces aside from the satue of David

  • Avoid long lines and save prevoous time with your reserved entramce

Duration: 1 hour

Price: €38

Reviews :

  • 'Julia gave us a fabulous tour of the Accademia Gallery and David!'
  • 'Great tour with such a knowledgeable tour guide.'
6. Skip-the-Line: Michaelangelo's David Guided Tour
  • Get the most of the Accademia Gallery with an expert 1-hour long guided tour

  • The Accademia is a one-of-a-kind gallery that reveals the genius of the great Florentine artist Buonarroti

Duration: 1 hour

Price: €42

Reviews :

  • 'Great tour and a time-saver.'
  • 'Francesca is knowledgeable, she made the visit very interesting.'
7. Florence's Accademia Gallery Priority Entrance Ticket
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Accademia Gallery in Florence

  • Avoid standing in notoriously long lines and wasting time

  • See the world's most beautiful works or art up close and personal and get a glimpse of the stories behind them

  • Admire paintings, be in awe of sculptures, and maye ignite the fire of creaticity and art in yourself

Duration: 1 day

Price: €22

Reviews :

  • 'Amazing! The skip the line pass worked beautifully.'
  • 'The Accademia is wonderful with all its treasures of art.'
8. Florence: Timed Entrance Ticket to Michaelanglo's David
  • Enjoy priority access to Accademia Gallery and admire Michaelangelo's David, one of the many masterpieces currently housed there

  • Discover other works of art such as the Prisoners and St.Matthew

  • Stay as long as you like in the Gallery adn explore at your own pace

Duration: 1 day

Price: €20

Reviews :

  • 'It was an amazing experience.'
  • 'Enlightening.'
9. Viator Exclusive: Early Access to the Accademia Gallery in Florence with Breakfast
  • A 1.5 hours early exclusive access to tour the Accademia Gallery and finish with an Italian breakfast in a local cafe

  • Enjoy the crowd-free access to the museum with this Viator exclusive

  • Learn about the most important works of art in the world

  • Small group tour limited to 15 people

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Price: €65

Reviews :

  • 'This was an excellent tour. Being able to have early access made all the difference.'
  • 'What a phenomenal experience! Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone going to Florence.'
10. From David to David: Piazza Signoria to Accademia Gallery Tour
  • Enjoy a small group tour focusing on Michaelangelo's David and his non-complete Prisoners at the Accademia Gallery in Florence

  • An expert guide will help you trace the David's history, from how it used to be in the Piazza and ow it came to be at the Accademia Gallery

  • While at the Accademia, you can also explore other works of art by famous Renaissance masters

Duration: 2 hours

Price: €45

Reviews :

  • 'Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting.'
  • 'Route was interesting. Michaelangelo's David was worth the trip to Florence by itself.'
  • 'I enjoyed the way the tour started in the Piazza where David was originally displayed. Our tour guide provided plenty of interesting information connecting each one of our steps from the piazza to the Accademia.'
  • 'Our guide was born and raised in Florence so she added an extra dimension of credibility to our tour.'

Quick Jump links to florence Gallery And Ticket Options

  1. Skip-the-Line Florence Accademia Gallery and Michaelangelo's David
  2. Skip the Line: Florence Accademia and Accademia Gallery Tour
  3. Best of Florence Combo Saver: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line to David and Accademia Gallery
  4. Small-Group Skip the Line Best of Florence Walking Tour with David and the Duomo
  5. Accademia Gallery: Reserved Entrance and Guided Tour
  6. Skip the Line: Michaelangelo's David Guided Tour
  7. Florence's Accademia Gallery Priority Entrance Ticket
  8. Florence: Timed Entrance Ticket to Michaelangelo's David
  9. Viator Exclusive: Early Access to the Accademia Gallery in Florence with Breakfast
  10. From David to David: Piazza Signoria to Accademia Gallery Guided Tour
What's the tour all about?
  • Entrance fee
  • Guaranteed to skip long lines
  • View paintings by great artists
  • Explore at your leisure
Highlights of the tour
  • Florence Accademia Gallery ticket with skip-the-line access
  • Avoid the main entrance lines and start exploring at your own leisure
  • Admire the original sculpture of 'David' by Michaelangelo
  • See unfinished sculptures
  • See works by other Renaissance artists
Important tour details

Visitors often have to join the long lines at the museum entrance in order to get in, but you do not have to do that with this ticket. You get instant access so you can head straight inside and start exploring independently.

Duration: Flexible
Price: €17.99

Where to buy:

What's the tour all about?
  • Skip the line to see two of Florence's top museums, the Accademia Gallery and the Accademia Gallery
  • Led by an expert guide, you first pay homage to Michaeangelo's David at the Accademia, heading straight inside with your priority access ticket
  • Roam the impressive collection of art and opt for an include lunch before you head to the Accademia Gallery
  • Use your skip the line ticket and enjoy a guided tour
  • Witness Boticelli's Birth of Venus and other Renaissance masterpieces
Highlights of the tour
  • Take a morning walk tour of the Accademia Gallery
  • See the original statue of David by Michaelangelo plus other unfinished Prigioni sculpture
  • Learn about the history of the Accademia Gallery on an afternoon walking tour
  • Admire masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci's Annunciation and Caravaggio's Bacchus
Important tour details

If you have limited time to see all the impressive art and architecture of Florence, this combo ticket is your best option as it gives you instant access to two of the world's top museums

Duration: 9 hours
Price: €77

Where to buy:

What's the tour all about?
  • A 25-people group size tour of the Florence's most iconic sights, as well as skip-the-line access to two of the world's top museums
  • Start the day at the Accademia Gallery, home to David, one of the world's most recognizable statues
  • A walking city tour of Florence highlighted by the Florence Cathedral, whose incredible red dome is the city's crown jewel
  • The tour continues through the historic center of Florence, taking in the Ponte Vecchio bridge and the Piazza Signoria, where David once stood
  • End your day at the Accademia Gallery where you will get skip-the-line access and a guide that will guide you on a carefully planned route through the massive gallery
Highlights of the tour
  • Visit Florence's top historical and cultural sights in a day, with an expert commentary from an English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line access helps you make the most of your time in the city
  • Acclimate yourself with a walking tour of Florence's most historic spots
Important tour details

This Combo Saver tour helps make the most of your time and covers all of the city's most iconic spots in just a day. You can admire architecture like no other and some of the world's most recognizable works of art.

Duration: 6 hours
Price: €85

Where to buy:

4. Small-Group Skip the Line Best of Florence Walking Tour with David and the Duomo

What's the tour all about?
  • Small-group tour of Florence
  • Visit Florence's iconic sights and learn about the stories behind them
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery
  • Receive personalized attention with your small group
Highlights of the tour
  • See Michaelangelo's David, as well as the partially finished Slaves in the Accademia Gallery
  • Stroll along the streets of Florence and take in some of the most iconic sights such as Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo (from the outside)
  • Stories come to your life as your English-speaking guide tell you what happened to the city's most iconic sights
Important tour details

Experience the Tuscan capital's top attractions with a small group where you receive more personalized attention. The 3-hour walking tour shows you some of the city's most iconic sights while your English-speaking tour guide tells you the stories behind them.

Duration: 3 hours
Price: €59

Where to buy:

What's the tour all about?
  • Fast-track access to the artistic gems at Accademia Gallery
  • Discover and understand the circumstances and motives that led to their creation
  • An audio guide or guidebook with details on all works of art in the gallery
Highlights of the tour
  • See the statue of David, the cherry on top of the museum's art collection
  • Admire a massive collection of Michaelangelo's other masterpieces such as the four unfinished Prisoners
  • Explore the halls of the gallery which are full of Florentine paintings from the 15th to the 16th century
Important tour details

This tour of the Accademia Gallery comes with reserved entrance and guided tour so you can make the most of your time while admiring the incredible works of art in the gallery.

Duration: 1 hour
Price: €38

Where to buy:

6. Skip the Line: Michaelangelo's David Guided Tour

What's the tour all about?
  • Skip the line access to the Accademia Gallery
  • Visit the home of the many works of Michaelangelo Buonarroti
  • Get the real story of the museum and the works of art from licensed and professional guides
  • Learn about world-famous art pieces such as David
Highlights of the tour
  • Earphones to hear your guide perfectly
  • See the world's greatest works of art for yourself
  • Save time by skipping the line
Important tour details

The Accademia Gallery is one-of-a-kind that reveals the genius of the world's greatest Florentine artists through their most renowned works of art.

Duration: 1 hour
Price: €42

Where to buy:

What's the tour all about?
  • Priority entrance to the Accademia Gallery
  • Avoid standing in long lines and waiting for your turn
  • See David, Michaelangelo's most famous work of art
  • View various artworks by Florentine masters
Highlights of the tour
  • Entrance fees included
  • An essential part of any Tuscan itinerary
  • Instant access to the gallery housing some of the world's most famous works
Important tour details

In the 17th century, the Accademia used to serve as a teaching facility for students. Now it displays some of the world's most famous artworks such as paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and religious panels.

Duration: 1 day
Price: €22

Where to buy:

8. Florence: Timed Entrance Ticket to Michaelangelo's David

What's the tour all about?
  • Priority entrance to the Accademia Gallery
  • Stay as long as you like
  • Explore the museum and its art pieces at your own pace
Highlights of the tour
  • Enjoy priority entrance to the Accademia Gallery and admire Michaelangelo's creation, David
  • Benefit from the advantages of a timed entry slot, and stay for as long as you like
  • Discover other masterpieces in the Gallery such as Prisoners
Important tour details

The Accademia Gallery is famous the world over for its collection of some of the most important and popular Florentine works of art. One of the most outstanding pieces in its collection is the 5.17-meter marble statue representing David, the biblical hero, a favorite subject in Florentine art.

Duration: 1 day
Price: €20

Where to buy:

What's the tour all about?
  • An early morning tour of the Accademia Gallery for 1.5 hours
  • Finish the tour with an authentic Italian breakfast at a nearby café
  • Guided tour of the museum
Highlights of the tour
  • Professional art historian guide for the whole duration of the museum tour
  • Early access to the Accademia Gallery
  • Enjoy free time at the Gallery to see works of art by Botticelli and other Renaissance greats
  • End your tour with a delicious, traditional breakfast at a Florence café
  • A more intimate experience with a group size of only 15 people maximum
Important tour details

Be one of the very first people to tour the Accademia Gallery for the day and finish your guided tour with a full stomach courtesy of a hearty Italian breakfast at a local café. This exclusive tour cannot be booked anywhere else and is limited to only 15 people. You get to avoid the crowds and enjoy exploring the different works of art of many masters.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Price: €65

Where to buy:

What's the tour all about?
  • Small group tour that ensures personalized service
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip long lines at the Accademia
  • Admission tickets to the Accademia
Highlights of the tour
  • Art history tour of Michaelangelo's David in Florence
  • See the spot where the sculpture stood for more than 300 years in Piazza del Signoria
  • Trace the history of the monumental sculpture and the inspiration of its creator
  • Skip the long lines at the world-renowned Accademia Gallery
  • See the original statue up-close and learn more about its unique design and proportions
  • View other works of art by Michaelangelo, including the enigmatic 'Slaves' or 'Prisoners' quartet
Important tour details

David, the statue by Michaelangelo, is one of the world's most enigmatic works of art. Delve into its history in this 2-hour tour focused on the marble sculpture. The tour starts at the Piazza del Signoria, where the sculpture once stood, and ends at the Accademia Gallery, where it is now currently displayed.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: €45

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Florence is one of the most significant places in the world when it comes to art and history. Masters, as well as their apprentices, have resided in the city hundreds of years ago and have practiced their craft. The Accademia is also one of the most important galleries in the world and deserves a visit, at least once in your lifetime.

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