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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.
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Accademia Gallery
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.'
Highlights
  • 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
A must see and only a few minutes to wait

A must see....David! The other artwork is spectacular as well. I was most impressed with the lower lines and efficiency of ticket pick up and then literally walking in. Hot days in Roma and Florence made this a great museum to visit!!

Thank prc0113
Reviewed 1 week ago
Academia Gallery is a Must

A spectacular collection and breathtaking experience. To see these remarkable works up close and personal is beyond belief. Being first in line made the experience well worth the time!

Thank Ray R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Tourist's Paradise

Travelling abroad can be daunting at times and having the right connections can certainly help. Our agent set us up with a guide that took us straight to the front of the long lines and had already pre-purchased our tickets. In addition to the saved...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Breathtaking!

Visiting the Accademia and of course David was simply astonishing! The story behind Michelangelo's masterpiece, seeing it up close, this all created memories of a lifetime. Probably something everyone should get to see in their lives if possible. We got in quickly and it wasn't...More

Thank Erik D
Reviewed 15 June 2018
DAVID!!!

We really had to rush to fit this in and my family was hesitant since we saw the replica outside, but WOW!!!! We are so happy we made it happen and took the time to go in. I was truly blown away and just in...More

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