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Skip The Line Guided Tour to the Accademia Gallery

Priority Access • Expert Guide • Mobile Tickets
  • Benefit from this 1.5 hour skip-the-line guided tour as you head in to explore one of the most magnificent collections of art in Europe housed at the Accademia Gallery.
  • Your professional, expert guide will be providing you with commentary throughout your visit so you can learn more about the most important pieces of art at the museum, like Michelangelo's masterpiece, David.
  • Explore the different halls of the Gallery, which are magnificent to look at themselves, and discover some of the finest art spanning hundreds of years of Italian history.
  • With mobile confirmation, skip the line access, and assured small tour groups to make sure your visit is as comfortable and intimate as possible, there's no better way to spend a day in Florence!
  • You may cancel this tour up to 48 hours in advance.
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Priority Entrance Tickets to the Accademia Gallery

Skip the Line • Mobile Tickets • Bestsellers
  • Enjoy priority access that lets you skip lines and allows you access to one of the most glorious art collections in Europe at the world-renowned Accademia Gallery.
  • Marvel at the Renaissance sculpture that captivated the world since 1504, the mighty David, sculpted by the Italian extraordinaire, Michelangelo.
  • Discover some of the most iconic works of art housed at the Gallery, like the ‘Rape of the Sabines’ by Giambologna and ‘Venus and Cupid’ by the Italian master, Michelangelo.
  • Waste no time printing tickets with your instant mobile confirmation, ensuring that your visit to the gallery is as smooth as possible!
  • This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
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Skip The Line Tickets to the Accademia Gallery + Audioguide

Audioguide • Skip The Line • Mobile Tickets
  • Bypass the winding ticketing lines to the museum and spend your time exploring the wonders held in the Accademia Gallery!
  • Make the most of your precious time in the gallery with the help of an audioguide that will allow you to learn more about the provenance of the major artifacts held in the museum, not to mention the gallery itself!
  • You may cancel this tour up to 48 hours in advance.
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Skip The Line Guided Tour to Uffizi + Accademia Galleries

Super Saver Combo • Priority Access • Guided Tour
  • Embark on the ultimate art lover's adventure with this tour that lets you explore the Accademia Gallery in the morning and the Uffizi Gallery in the late afternoon, while still leaving a little time in the middle of the day to experience a taste of Florence.
  • Make the most of your expert local guide by choosing the language in which the tour is conducted out of English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French and enjoy the insightful commentary that follows on this tour.
  • Get to experience some of the most iconic works of art by the great Italian masters of the Renaissance, like the statue of David by Michelangelo, and La Primavera by Botticeli.
  • You may cancel this tour up to 48 hours in advance.
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Florence City Tour + Accademia and Duomo Guided Tour

Value for Money • Unique Experience • Expert Guide • Mobile Tickets • Free Cancellation
  • Navigate the beautiful city of Florence like a local with an exceptional tour guide who will walk you through the city's narrow streets and gorgeous piazzas, not to mention take you through the exceptional collection of Italian art at the Accademia Gallery!
  • Enjoy priority access to the museums so you waste no time waiting in ticketing lines and stroll with your guide for company, as he/she provides you with fascinating details about the artwork housed in the gallery.
  • With mobile confirmation, skip the line access, and assured small tour groups to make sure your visit is as comfortable and intimate as possible, there's no better way to spend a day in Florence!
  • You may cancel this tour up to 48 hours in advance.
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Skip The Line to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries + Florence City Tour

Skip the Line • Supersaver • Recommended • Mobile Tickets • Free Cancellation
  • Embark on the ultimate artistic exploration with skip-the-line tickets that lets you explore the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery; giving you the perfect way to spend your day in the stunning city of Florence.
  • Kickstart your day in Florence with a guided tour of the Accademia Galleries where you will get to marvel at the most iconic works of art like the statue of David by Michelangelo, and La Primavera by Botticelli.
  • You will then embark on a city tour, your English-speaking guide will help you explore all the crowning glories of Florence as you walk through the stunning cobbled streets of the ancient city.
  • Finally, end your 6-hour tour at the magnificent Uffizi Gallery, an iconic establishment whose walls are adorned by the likes of Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and many more.
  • You may cancel this tour up to 48 hours in advance.
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Intro

Galleria dell’Accademia, better known as the Accademia Gallery of Florence or Gallery of the Academy of Florence is the second most visited art museum in Florence, right after the Uffizi Gallery. It is popular for housing Michelangelo's sculpture of David along with a careful curation of paintings and sculptures by other renowned Florentine artists spanning from 1300-1600. Though it is much smaller than the Uffizi Gallery with respect to both size and collection, it is a definite visit for those who would like to feast on world class sculptures and paintings.

Accademia Gallery History

The Accademia Gallery was founded in the XVIII century along with the Academy of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti) in Florence. It was founded with the purpose to display the artworks designed by students of the Academy along with providing study objects for the art students. Apart from the acclaimed David statue, the Gallery also houses other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of Renaissance paintings like - Botticelli’s Madonna of the Sea (1470), The Virgin and Child (1470), Coronation of the Virgin (1372) and many other gold background paintings. Inside the Accademia Gallery lies a Museum of Musical Instruments which holds an extensive collection of violins, cello and many other early version instruments belonging to the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory.

Exploring Accademia Gallery

Hall of the Colossus

This is the first hall when you enter the gallery, boasting a stunning marble sculpture of ‘Rape of the Sabines’ by Giambologna. The Hall of the Colossus also features paintings by Botticelli, Paolo Uccello, Perugino and many more artists including ‘Madonna by the Rocks’, ‘Assumption of the Virgin’ and ‘Deposition’.

Hall of the Prisoners

A special memoir dedicated to the unfinished works of Michelangelo, the hall takes its name after the four large sculptures known as the Slaves- Atlas, Bearded Slave, Awakening Slave and Young Slave. The main paintings in this halls include ‘The Prophet Isaiah’ and ‘The Prophet Job’ by Bartolomeo and ‘Venus and Cupid’ by Michelangelo.

The Tribune

This is the most famous hall in the Accademia Galleria, housing the legendary ‘David’ by Michelangelo. Placed in the center under a bright skylight, the halo-like dome is a spectacular sight capable of reducing the mightiest individuals to mere spectators. The hall also features the iconic ‘Madonna and child with young St.John’ by Salviati and ‘Annunciation’ by Alessandro Allori.

The Hall of Models

Also known as the "Gipsoteca Bartolini" , this 19th century hall focuses on the sculptures and modeling techniques used by prominent artists. Here, an interesting, informative video showing the step by step process involved in creating the plaster cast necessary for such sculptures is a huge hit amongst visitors.

Museum of Musical Instruments

Venture into the world of rhythm and music as you discover the surreal Grand Ducal Collection of over 50 musical instruments. Explore the collection of string, wind and harpsichord instruments on display. Multimedia displays allow the visitors to hear the different sounds as heard by the Medicis during their reign.

Florentine Gothic

Spread over 3 rooms, this section is dedicated to Florentine Gothic paintings from the 13th to 15th century. The gothic imagery captured by the artist along with the vibrant colors is a sight behold. The hall features the magnificent ‘Tree of Life’ by Pacino di Bonaguida, ‘Coronation of the Virgin’ by Jacopo di Cione,‘Pentecost’ by Andrea di Cione and many other works.

Accademia Gallery Florence

An entire floor dedicated to the pre-renaissance period, this hall features masterpieces from the late Gothic period. Here one can see the famous ‘Massacre of the Innocents’ by Jacopo di Cione and ‘Madonna of Humility’ by Don Silvestro. A video is also projected here which shows the fashion of Florence during these times.