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Accademia Gallery Guided Tour With Skip The Line Tickets

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  • Visit the Accademia Gallery in all its Florentine glory when in Italy.
  • Cut your waiting time by half thanks to this skip-the-line ticket, allowing you to waltz right into the attraction.
  • Fancy an educational tour, led by an expert tour guide, who will fill you in on details, facts, and stories about the artworks on display.
  • Gasp at one of the most magnificent collections of art in Europe housed right in this gallery.
  • Explore all 7 halls of the Gallery in the company of your guide and discover some of the finest art spanning hundreds of years of Italian history.
  • Choose from English, Italian, Spanish, German, and French guided tours.
  • Please note that from 30 Dec 2021, it is mandatory for every guest to have an FFP2 mask for the entrance to any museum in Italy. Without this mask, you will not be able to participate in the tour.
  • Ages 0-5 go free.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Reserved Entrance: Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David

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  • Save precious time with your reserved entry tickets to the Accademia Gallery in Florence.
  • Peruse through the gallery's stunning collection, including priceless masterpieces and works.
  • A must-see piece of art on display at the Accademia Gallery is, of course, Michelangelo’s David in The Tribune Hall.
  • Head to the Hall of the Prisoners to admire the unfinished works by the maestro including 4 sculptures: Atlas, Bearded Slave, Awakening Slave, and Young Slave.
  • Be greeted by glittering mosaics and vibrant colors at the Florentine Gothic Rooms, see the Hall of Colossus, marvel at the 19th-century hall Gipsoteca Bartolini, and much more.
  • Your tickets offer reserved entry into the gallery. However, there may be a wait time when you're exchanging your voucher for the physical ticket. You will go through the security check as well.
  • Please buy any souvenirs before leaving the Gallery as you can’t re-enter the museum with the same ticket.
  • From 30 Dec 2021, it is mandatory for every guest to have an FFP2 mask for the entrance to any museum in Italy. Without this mask, you will not be able to participate in the tour.
  • Due to security reasons, the gallery is allowed to accommodate a certain number of people at any given time. Hence, on a crowded day, your entry could be slightly delayed.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Combo Tour: Uffizi and Accademia Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access

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3 hr. - 4 hr.
  • Check off the Accademia Galleries and Uffizi from your bucket list all at once, thanks to this super-saver combo.
  • Waltz around tiring ticketing queues with your skip-the-line access into both attractions.
  • Enjoy the cozy confines of a tour group, led by an expert tour guide, who will feed you information about the revered landmarks.
  • Learn about the various pieces of art, sculptures, and paintings as you take in the vast and famous collections housed at both museums.
  • Gasp at the sculpture of ‘David’ by Michelangelo at the Accademia Gallery, and coveted paintings of Botticelli and Giotto at the Uffizi Gallery.
  • This tour is conducted in 2 parts- Accademia Gallery from 10:30 AM onwards, and Uffizi Gallery from 4:15 PM onwards.
  • Feel free to take a break, grab a bite, and walk through the city after the first half, before the second half.
  • This tour is conducted in 5 languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French: take your pick
  • Ages 0-6yrs go free.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Combo Tour: Accademia Gallery with Florence City Tour

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2 hr. 45 min. - 3 hr.
  • Experience the best of Florence on this 3-hour guided tour that takes you to the Florence Duomo and the Accademia Gallery.
  • You'll be joined by an expert English-speaking tour guide and a small tour group of 19 guests or less.
  • Begin your tour at the Accademia Gallery and cherish the works of Botticelli, Giotto, Michelangelo, and many others during your time here.
  • Next, you will see Florence's spectacular Duomo from the outside, crowned by Brunelleschi’s dome and embellished with frescos by Vasari.
  • After your visit to the Cathedral and Gallery, set out to discover the charming city of Florence in action on a walking excursion.
  • Touch upon important landmarks like the Florence Baptistery, the Piazza Della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio bridge and much more.
  • Ages 0-5yrs go free. Ages 6-14yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Florence Half-Day Tour with Uffizi & Accademia Galleries

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2 hr. 30 min.
  • Walk through the city of Florence and soak up its stunning sights, alongside a chance to visit two of its most famous galleries.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry into the Uffizi & Accademia Galleries, and admire the works of art by revered artists on this 6.5-hour guided tour.
  • Get a three hour break in between as you admire the city of Florence.
  • At the Accademia Gallery first, learn about the many artworks harbored within its walls, including the legendary sculpture of David by Michelangelo.
  • Take to the colorful streets of Florence next, and acquaint yourself with its history and culture.
  • Finally, head to the Uffizi Gallery and gasp at its extraordinary collection of artworks from the Renaissance period.
  • All the while, find out interesting facts and secrets about this enticing city from your expert English-speaking tour guide.
  • If your tour group consists of 15 guests or less, personal audio headsets will be provided.
  • Reduced prices are available as per the date and time of experience chosen. Please check the booking page for further information.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Boboli Gardens Tickets

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  • Set foot into the Boboli Gardens for a culturally and artistically enriching experience.
  • Directly behind the Pitti Palace, the Medici Family name is synonymous with these Gardens as they created the world-famous Italian garden layout.
  • This is where architecture, landscaping, and sculptures meet in a mix of ancient style and Renaissance art.
  • Lose yourself in the whimsical architecture of the Gardens such as the Branch Archways, the Boboli Amphitheatre, and the Garden of Ganymede.
  • Admire the 6-meter high obelisk from the time of Ramses II, the stunning grottoes - the most striking one created by Bernardo Buontalenti - the regal Fountain of Neptune, and more.
  • Stroll along the geometric pathway that winds around this verdant green landscape. You'll constantly wonder how such a combination of botany and artistic collections exists in one place.
  • Included in this ticket is a visit to the Bardini Gardens and the Museum of Porcelain- only recently opened to the public.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Palazzo Pitti & Palatine Gallery Tickets

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  • Enjoy entry into Palazzo Pitti and Palatine Gallery, two of Florence's most sought-after attractions.
  • The palace houses an impressive collection of silver and jewelry, a couple of art museums, and a series of rooms.
  • Delve into the history and architecture of the palace as you waltz from room to room, and soak up the grandeur of it all.
  • Tour the magnificent State Apartments and admire the rusticated stonework and style of the Palace which gives the palazzo a severe and powerful atmosphere.
  • After touring the Royal apartments and Staterooms, head over to the Palatine Gallery.
  • This gallery holds many riches and treasures acquired by the Medicis over the years including gorgeous artworks and historical artifacts.
  • Note: Royal and Imperial Apartments, Museum of Costume and Fashion are closed until further notice due to refurbishment work.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Art, history, and culture run through the veins of Florence. In 1748, to encourage the study and practice of art, the then Grand Duke Peter Leopold founded the Galleria del’Accademia -- now known as the Accademia Gallery. The hands-on teaching school was equipped with a wide variety of art and craft supplies, including plaster, paint, models, and canvas, along with old paintings and models. 

This move threw artists like Jacopo di Cione and Bernardo Daddi into the spotlight, right in the leagues of famed artists like Michelangelo and Giotto. Today, the Accademia Gallery is one of the most-visited museums in the city of Florence, right with the Uffizi Gallery. No amount of time can prepare you for the first glimpse of the awe-inspiring statue of David or the Tree of Life painting! Get Accademia Gallery tickets to soak in one of the most captivating collections of Gothic and Renaissance art.   

Your Accademia Tickets Options Explained

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Guided Tour

If you’re looking to gain in-depth knowledge about the history and cultural significance of this landmark, your best bet would be to opt for a guided Accademia Gallery tour. You will be accompanied on the tour by a professional, multi-lingual guide who will enlighten you with interesting facts about the structure’s history, prominent art and artists’ influence.

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Priority Access

Thousands of visitors who tour Florence visit the Accademia Gallery each year. If you’re looking for a way to avoid the long waiting lines, opt for Accademia Gallery skip the line tickets. These provide priority access to the landmark and help you bypass the long queues, along with giving you access to all the main museum halls.

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Visit Uffizi Gallery

Along with the Accademia Gallery, the biggest art museum in Florence is the Uffizi Gallery. Get your fill of art in the city by opting for a Uffizi and Accademia tour. These tickets not only give you priority access to both art galleries, but also includes the services of a professional, multi-lingual tour guide who will accompany you to both.

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Combo Tours

There’s plenty to see in the city of Florence and it might be a hassle to plan an itinerary to cover major landmarks. In this case, your best option would be to opt for a combo tour. With this ticket, you get a guided tour to both the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries, along with a walking tour of popular attractions like the Florence Duomo.

Accademia Gallery audio guide service

Guests can book Accademia Gallery tickets online and avail audio guide service. These can be picked up at the entrance on display of a confirmed ticket.

Which Accademia Gallery Tickets Should You Go For?

1. If you're looking to save time

Owing to the Accademia Gallery's popularity, you can expect long waiting lines at the entrance. The best way to save time is by opting for skip-the-line tickets. These allow you to bypass the queues and head straight to security check.

2. If you're looking for a guided tour

The best way to gain in-depth knowledge about a museum as culturally rich and significant as the Accademia Gallery is by opting for a guided tour. Learn about the Accademia Gallery's history and its world-famous artwork in the company of a professional, multi-lingual tour guide.

3. If you're looking to further explore Florence

Florence is full of historic landmarks with the Accademia Gallery just one of many. The best way to cover the city's best is by opting for combo tours. Visit the Uffizi Gallery, head for a walking tour of the city, and more with these tickets.

4. If you're on a budget

If you're traveling on a strict budget, book standard access Accademia Gallery tickets. These reasonably-priced tickets provide skip-the-line access to the museum and include an audio guide, allowing you to explore at your pace.

What to See at the Accademia Gallery

The Accademia Gallery is a treasure trove of unique, culturally-significant artwork. They provide an in-depth perspective on the influence of religion, economic conditions and sexuality, on art. Here are the seven major museum halls to visit at the Accademia: 

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Hall of The Colossus

When you enter into the Accademia Gallery, you’ll be greeted with the Hall of The Colossus. The prime attraction in this hall is Giambologna’s magnificent sculpture, ‘Rape of the Sabines’. Completely made from a single block of marble, the sculpture depicts three figures, tightly-wrapped together in a serpentine movement. Surrounding this sculpture is artwork by the likes of Perugino and Botticelli.

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The Hall of the Prisoners

This museum hall is named so after the four ‘Slaves’ housed here -- large nude sculptures created by Michelangelo, namely: Awakening Slave, Atlas, Bearded Slave and Young Slave. This room was initially built to host classic paintings and then became an homage to Michelangelo’s unfinished sculptures; they were first commissioned to be a part of the St. Peter’s Basilica, but due to financial shortage, remained in Florence. 

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The Tribune

The Tribune’s reputation precedes it: home to Michelangelo’s ‘David’, one of the most famous sculptures to have ever been created, this museum hall is one of the top-visited rooms at the Accademia. The sculpture, towering at about 17 feet, was completed back in 1504 and depicts strength, beauty and a time period of political turmoil in Florence. Other artwork surrounded David is by Allori and Bronzino. 

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Gipsoteca Bartolini

This museum hall is prominently dedicated to the life’s work of one of the most brilliant artists of his time, Lorenzo Bartolini. It was in 1784 when Peter Leopold, the then Duke of Tuscany, converted a hospital into a museum for students of the adjoining academy, giving them the opportunity to study the evolution and impact of Renaissance and Florentine art.

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Florentine Gothic

The Florentine Gothic sections cover three primary fields of art: the first is dedicated to ancient Gothic art from the 13th and 14th Centuries, with the most famous one being ‘Tree of Life’ by Bonaguida. The second houses artwork by loyal followers of Giotto, like Daddi and Gaddi. The final room, the Orcagna, is dedicated to work by four brothers: Andrea and Jacopo di Cione, Nardo and Matteo.

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Museum of Musical Instruments

Explore a world of rhythm and harmony from the Medici days at the Museum of Musical Instruments. Playing host to the Grand Ducal Collection, the hall has about 50 ancient instruments on display. One can identify a variety of wind, string and harpsichord instruments here, including perhaps the original of the piano, that were used in the day-to-day lives of the Medici family.  

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Florence between 1370 and 1430

This museum hall is a great introduction to art before the Renaissance era. It is home to a stunning collection of late Gothic art during the Florentine era, primarily from the 14th Century. The most prominent piece of art here is the heartbreaking ‘Massacre of the Innocents’ by Jacopo di Cione. Other noteworthy pieces here are by Don Silvestro, del Biondo and Lorenzo Monaco.

Plan Your Visit to the Accademia Gallery

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What are Accademia Gallery hours?

Accademia Gallery opening hours are from 08:15 AM to 07:15 PM between Tuesday to Sunday. Last entry is at 06:15 PM.

When is the Accademia Gallery closed?

The Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays, along with 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

What is the best time to visit the Accademia Gallery?

Plan your visit to the Accademia Gallery during early mornings or after 05:00 PM to experience smaller crowds. The best time of year to visit would be during spring or fall; between February to May or September to November.

Where is the Accademia Gallery located?

The Accademia Gallery is located at Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy.
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What is the best way to get to the Accademia Gallery?

You can get to the Accademia Gallery by train, bus or car, as it is centrally located in Florence.

Can I take the train to the Accademia Gallery?

Yes, you can take the train to the Accademia Gallery. The closest station is Santa Maria Novella; from here, the Accademia is at a 15-minute walking distance.

How far is the Accademia Gallery from the Uffizi Gallery?

The Accademia Gallery is located at a 15-minute walking distance from the Uffizi Gallery.

Is photography allowed at the Accademia Gallery?

Yes, visitors can take photographs at the Accademia, however, they should avoid flash photography. Tripods are not permitted as well.

Can I deposit my luggage at the Accademia Gallery?

Yes. Since large pieces of luggage and other carry-ons like umbrellas cannot be taken inside the gallery, visitors must deposit their belongings at the locker room.

Can differently-abled guests visit the Accademia Gallery?

Yes, the Accademia Gallery is wheelchair-accessible. Elevators and special ramps are also available to ensure they comfortable explore the different halls.

What are the major attractions beyond the Accademia Gallery in Florence?

There are plenty of important attractions to visit in Florence, with the major ones being the Uffizi Gallery and Florence Duomo.

Are dining facilities available around the Accademia Gallery?

Yes, plenty of restaurants are available around the Accademia Gallery. Ristorante Accademia, II Desco Bistrot, Trattoria Camillo Cavour are a few of several options around.

What else can I do around the Accademia Gallery?

You can explore the streets of Florence, shop for souvenirs, get some gelato, visit other attractions in the city, and more.

Accademia Gallery Tickets FAQs

Is it safe to visit the Accademia Gallery post-COVID-19?

To ensure the safety of its visitors, the Accademia Gallery now accepts only online reservations. Several safety measures and guidelines have also been enforced to ensure the safety of its visitors. 

What are the safety measures and guidelines in place at the Accademia Gallery?

In light of COVID-19, multiple health and safety measures have been enforced. The Accademia Gallery now accepts only online reservations. It is mandatory that visitors wear masks that cover their nose and face throughout their entire visit; they will also be subject to temperature checks by thermal scanners before entry. Individuals can now only enter at the time slot fixed during booking.

Are online Accademia Gallery tickets available now?

Yes. You can book your Accademia Gallery tickets online as they now accept only digital reservations.

What is the cancelation policy for Accademia Gallery tickets?

It depends on the Accademia Gallery ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation. 

What are Accademia Gallery hours post-COVID-19? 

Accademia Gallery hours post-COVID-19 are from 08:15 AM to 07:15 PM between Tuesday to Sunday (last entry at 06:15 PM). The Palladium Wing will close 30 minutes before closing time.

Do I need to book tickets in advance to enter the Accademia Gallery?

Yes. Since the Accademia Gallery now accepts online reservations, it's best to book your tickets online to get your preferred visiting date.

Do Accademia Gallery tickets include skip the line access?

Yes, Accademia Gallery tickets include skip the line access, allowing you to bypass the waiting queues.

Are guided Accademia Gallery tours available?

Yes, guided tours of the Accademia Gallery are now available. You would have to specifically book these tours.

Is the Accademia Gallery wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Accademia Gallery has taken several steps to ensure that differently-abled guests explore comfortably.