Florence, Italy

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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
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.

Reviews

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R
, Sep 2018

Eritza was our tour guide and she was terrific. A local Florentine, she brought humor and reliability to her guiding. This tour is completely worth it for two reasons:1 its a wonderful overview tour so you can figure out where you want to explore on your own in Florence, and 2 skipping the line at the Academia to see the Statue of David was totally worth it, plus you learn things about the statue you would not know if you saw it on your own. I highly recommend this tour.

A
, Sep 2018

A must see if only for David. Skip the line did help at this time.

L
, Sep 2018

Great tour! Highly recommend!

L
, Jul 2018

great to use skip the line. David was amazing. worth it.

A
, Jul 2018

Absolutely recommend buying a skip the line ticket. We probably lined up for about 10 minutes but the line for the normal tickets was around the block! Just be aware you have to take your Viator voucher to the ticket station across from the main entrance to get tickets.
David was amazing- took my breath away!

k
, Jul 2018

You have to go to the Accademia Gallery if in Florence to see the David. The skip the line allowed you to get right in and not deal with the very long lines. Once inside it was a self guided tour which was perfect for us although they do have an audio tour you can purchase. Michelangelo's David is amazing!

M
, Jul 2018

We would definitely recommend skip-the-line! It was nice to be able to walk in instead of waiting in the long lines. Once inside, it was breathtaking! It was an incredible experience to see the statue of David. It was beyond belief.

f
, Jul 2018

This was very nice to see.

s
, Jun 2018

Nice to have your tickets ahead of time.

W
, May 2018

Got in early. Very easy.


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