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Walking Tour of Florence Wonders with Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line Guided Visit
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Established in 1748 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold, the Galleria del’Accademia or the Accademia Gallery is one of the most-visited museums in Florence. The gallery is home to one of the most diverse, captivating, and stellar collections of Gothic and Renaissance art. Here's why a guided tour is the best way to explore the museum:

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Guided Tours vs Non-Guided Tours

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Guided Tours

  • A tour guide will accompany you on your Accademia Gallery tour and provide you with all the information you need about the artwork inside.
  • Your Accademia Gallery tour includes a skip the line feature that allows you to walk past long queues by guaranteeing priority access to the attraction.
  • The guided tour includes a fixed itinerary that includes all the major artworks and museum halls you should visit.
  • Accademia Gallery tours include a small group of people for a more immersive experience.
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Non-Guided Tours

  • A non-guided tour or regular entry ticket will allow you to explore the museum at your own pace without any hurry.
  • We suggest getting yourself an audio guide to know more about the history of the gallery and the major artworks and artists you should know about.
  • You will not be able to skip the line or avoid long queues to enter the Accademia Gallery on a non-guided tour. This means that you will have to wait to enter the attraction for a good amount of time which could be anywhere between 30 minutes to a couple of hours.
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The Hall of the Prisoners

The Hall of Prisoners is named after the four nude sculptures of ‘slaves’ – Atlas, Bearded Slave, Young Slave, and Awakening Slave. The museum hall is also home to paintings by other artists like Pontormo, Fra’ Bartolomeo, Michele di Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio, and Andrea del Sarto.

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Hall of the Colossus

Here, you will find works of art by artists like Giambologna, Perugino, Botticelli, and Filippino Lippi, among others. The walls are adorned with 15th-century altarpieces that depict the development of the Florentine School of Art. The striking sculpture Rape of the Sabines by Giambologna is a highlight.

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Museum of Musical Instruments

The Museum of Musical Instruments is home to the Grand Ducal Collection, which were once part of the Medicean court. The collection includes over 50 ancient instruments, including the popular Viola by Stradivari.

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Florence Between 1370 and 1430

Located on the first floor, this museum hall is home to a stunning and immersive collection of late 14th-century art. There are several artworks dedicated to the local spiritual and religious practices of the Florentine era, but the highlight of the hall is Jacopo de Cione’s Massacre of the Innocents.

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Gipsoteca Bartolini

The hall primarily houses Lorenzo Bartolini works of art along with a few pieces by Pampaloni. The Gipsoteca Bartolini Hall chronicles the evolution of Florentine art since the period of Romanticism and Neoclassicism.

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Florentine Gothic

The Florentine Gothic Hall comprises three rooms. The first room consists of a collection of ancient Gothic art from the 13th and 14th centuries. The second, houses artworks by Giottesque artists like Gaddi and Daddi, while the third is dedicated to the works of four brothers namely Andrea, Matteo, Nardo, and Jacopo di Cione.

Visitor Tips

  • Book your Accademia Gallery tour tickets in advance.
  • Wear comfortable footwear because you will have to walk a lot inside the museum.
  • Read up about the Accademia Gallery if you’re not taking a guided tour.
  • The museum has a locker room facility in case you’re carrying large bags, umbrellas, or luggage.
  • The best time to visit the museum is in the early hours when the attraction opens or after 5 PM if you want to avoid large crowds.
  • Photography is permitted but tripods are not allowed inside. Avoid flash photography.
  • The gallery is wheelchair friendly and accessible to those with reduced mobility. There are elevators and special ramps to ensure guests feel comfortable while exploring the museum.
Q. Can I book an Accademia Gallery tour?

A. Yes. Accademia Gallery tours are available for booking.

Q. How do I book an Accademia Gallery tour?

A. You can book an Accademia Gallery tour online.

Q. How much does an Accademia Gallery tour cost?

A. Accademia Gallery tours are priced at €40 and above.

Q. What are the different types of Accademia Gallery tours?

A. There are five types of Accademia Gallery tours available – Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets, Florence Wonders with Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line Tour, Combo Tour: Uffizi and Accademia Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access, Combo Tour: Accademia Gallery with Florence City Tour, and Florence Half-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Galleries.

Q. What is included in the Accademia Gallery tours?

A. The Accademia Gallery tours include a tour of all the seven halls inside the museum and the finest artworks on display.

Q. In what languages are the Accademia Gallery guided tours available?

A. The Accademia Gallery guided tours are available in five languages – English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

Q. What does the Accademia Gallery guided tour cover?

A. The Accademia Gallery guided tour covers all the seven museum halls inside the Accademia Gallery and gives a glimpse into some of the finest and most celebrated works of art in the history of Italian art.

Q. How many people can go on an Accademia Gallery tour?

A. It depends on the type of Accademia Gallery tour you book. Small group tours have a limit of 10 people while the other guided tours can accommodate up to 25 people.

Q. Is the Accademia Gallery tour worth it?

A. Yes. The Accademia Gallery tour is worth it because it’s the best way to explore this iconic and popular museum and learn all about its history, artworks, and artists. The gallery has always encouraged the study and practice of art. It is home to one of the most stunning collections of Gothic and Renaissance art created by artists like Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Raphael, and many others.

Q. Do the Accademia Gallery tours include skip the line access?

A. Yes. Your Accademia Gallery tours include skip the line access.

Q. Can I cancel a booked Accademia Gallery tour?

A. Yes. You can cancel your Accademia Gallery tour tickets between 24 to 48 hours before the scheduled date and get a full refund. Please check the cancellation policy before booking your tickets.

Q. How long is the Accademia Gallery guided tour?

A. The Accademia Gallery guided tours can be anywhere between 2 to 4 hours long.

Q. Are there any discounted tickets for the Accademia Gallery tours?

A. Yes. Discounted tickets are available for some Accademia Gallery tours. Please check the booking page for more information.