Accademia Gallery

Famous for its masterpieces of Renaissance sculpture, particularly Michelangelo’s David.

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Florence: Timed Entrance Ticket to Michelangelo’s David

1. Florence: Timed Entrance Ticket to Michelangelo’s David

Discover world-famous paintings, sculptures, and tapestries with this timed entry ticket to the Accademia Gallery in Florence. See iconic pieces by Michelangelo like 'the Prisoners', 'St. Matthew' and the statue of David. View works by other famous masters like Bartolini.  Admire the 5.17-meter marble statue representing the Biblical hero David, a favored subject in Florentine art. The statue soon came to symbolize the defence of civil liberties embodied in the Republic of Florence, an independent city-state threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states and by the hegemony of the Medici family.    In the adjacent rooms, which were part of two former convents, important works of art are collected here from the Academy of Design, the Academy of Fine Arts and from suppressed convents.  Recently the Gallery has been further enriched by the important collection of old musical instruments from the Cherubini Conservatory, the Department of Musical Instruments.

Florence: Guided City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

2. Florence: Guided City Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

Step into Florence, the world's most beautiful open-air museum. Uncover the history of the Eternal City with a local guide and stroll through the halls of the Uffizi and Accademia galleries with skip-the-line tickets. Marvel at the works of Michelangelo and Botticelli. Follow your local guide and hear all the captivating stories behind the main monuments of the historical center. Discover the rivalries and plots of Florence's dominant families such as the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici. Head to the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo's iconic David. Skip the lines with the express security check and explore the gallery. Slip into the past as your guide provides insightful details and facts about each work. Continue to the Uffizi Gallery and benefit from express entry once again. Here, admire timeless art by Renaissance masters, like Primavera and the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, the Dukes of Montefeltro by Piero della Francesca, Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and Tondo Doni by Michelangelo.

Florence: Accademia Gallery and David Guided Walking Tour

3. Florence: Accademia Gallery and David Guided Walking Tour

Get an insider's view of one of Florence's most notable museums on a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. You'll skip the lines as you learn about art and history from a certified guide. Discover the rich history and culture of Florence, including its most iconic treasure, Michelangelo's David. As you marvel at the legendary works, your expert guide will fill you in on interesting and lesser-known facts about the art. Learn why David is the most recognizable symbol of Florence, and what it meant to the Republic of Florence when it was created.

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Tour

4. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Tour

Depart from Rome and head out into the rolling Tuscan countryside on your full-day sightseeing adventure. During the journey, learn about this stunning region and its impressive history, which was of great importance to the creation of the Italian language. Arrive in Florence, a stunning city bursting with Renaissance architecture, history, art, philosophy, and science in every corner. Enjoy a guided tour of the city and visit all the most important landmarks, including the Piazza del Duomo, Mercato Nuovo, Vecchio Bridge, and more. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Don’t forget to stop at a local café to sample some delicious Tuscan delicacies and desserts. Upgrade your experience and receive tickets to the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo's David. Hop back onboard the bus and continue the tour to Pisa. Upon arrival, visit the UNESCO listed Piazza dei Miracoli where the Pisan Romanesque style cathedral is located. In the same square, find the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa and stop to take some photos for your vacation album. Spend some more free time exploring the city before hopping back on the bus where you can soak up stunning countryside views on the return to Rome.

Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line Ticket and Audio App

5. Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line Ticket and Audio App

Do not miss the chance to explore one of the most famous museums in the world in a completely independent way, with audio commentary from an interactive and easy to use app! You can not leave Florence without visiting the Accademia Gallery and thanks to your skip-the-line ticket and your user-friendly app you will enjoy the numerous masterpieces found within. Immerse yourself completely in Michelangelo’s art, the genius of the Renaissance, discovering his most renowned works of art such as ''I Prigioni'' and ''San Matteo'' and the “Palestrina Pietà.” As you explore, use your app on your smartphone to learn about the famous works and familiarize yourself with the masters. If you also want to explore the city, choose the walking tour option and follow your English- speaking guide. Admire amazing places such as the monuments in Duomo Square, Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the amazing Oltrarno district.

Florence: Entry to Accademia, Uffizi & Brunelleschi’s Dome

6. Florence: Entry to Accademia, Uffizi & Brunelleschi’s Dome

Embark on a journey through art history with a visit to the Accademia Gallery, the Uffizi Gallery, and Brunelleschi’s Dome, three must-see attractions in Florence. Take in works by Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Botticelli, then visit the most important piece of Renaissance architecture in the city. Move through the three attractions as you wish and in your own time, without the stress of a tour group or a guide. Spend as much time as you like at each, and gain a deeper appreciation for the cultural and historical heritage of Florence. Begin your self-guided tour by picking up guides from the local representative, which will allow you to learn all about the impressive artworks on display. Enter the Accademia Gallery and get the lowdown on masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more. Marvel at the expansive collection of Renaissance artwork at the Uffizi Gallery by the likes of Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. Take in world-renowned masterpieces such as Fra Angelico’s “Coronation of the Virgin”, Caravaggio’s “Medusa”, and Botticelli's “Birth of Venus”. Explore the wonders of Brunelleschi's Dome, a symbol of Florence and of the Renaissance itself. Admire Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari's frescoes, and enjoy views over Florence at the summit. Finish with a visit to the Baptistery, the Opera del Duomo Museum, and the Crypt of Santa Reparata.

Florence: 4-Hour Private Tour Including Uffizi & Accademia

7. Florence: 4-Hour Private Tour Including Uffizi & Accademia

After pick-up from your hotel (available from select city centre hotels) spend a half day discovering Florence. Learn about this major historical city in Italy, distinguished as one of the most outstanding economic, cultural, political and artistic centres in the peninsula from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Alongside your professional licenced tour guide enjoy the historical city center, experiencing all the highlights of this unique city. These include the Cathedral, Baptistery, Giotto's Bell tower, Signoria Square, and Ponte Vecchio (admission not included). During this tour enter the Accademia to enjoy the original Michelangelo's David, one of the most recognisable and lauded artworks in the world. Then discover the Uffizi Gallery with its immense artistic heritage, including thousands of paintings ranging from medieval times to the modern era.

Florence: Accademia Gallery Skip-The-Line Ticket with Host

8. Florence: Accademia Gallery Skip-The-Line Ticket with Host

Embark on a journey through art history with a visit to the Accademia Gallery, a must-see when visiting Florence. Avoid long waiting times and have more time to take in works by Michelangelo, Giambologna, Di Cione, di Buonaguida, Monaco, and Bartolini. Begin by meeting your host, who can answer your questions about the gallery. Then skip the long ticket line, enter the gallery and begin your tour with a visit to the Medici family’s collection of musical instruments. Admire unique instruments, including the most expensive Stradivarius in the world. Continue to see the Prisoners and San Matteo by Michelangelo, then marvel at the artist’s most iconic sculpture, David. Read about this statue’s creation and the complex history of the piece of marble that Michelangelo used to sculpt his masterpiece. Finally, see the plasters of Lorenzo Bartolini before ending your visit by taking in the collection of paintings by Lorenzo Monaco and other noteworthy artists from the 16th century.

Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

9. Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

After meeting with your tour leader, you will begin your trip to Florence in a fully equipped and comfortable bus. En-route, you can prepare to enjoy a day surrounded by art and beautiful Renaissance landscapes. Allow yourself fall in love with one of the most beautiful and artistic cities in the world, Florence. You can stroll through its alleys full of history, and enjoy its charming monuments. Next, discover the most beautiful squares such as Piazza Repubblica. You can take a tour through the streets where the father of the Italian language, Dante Alighieri, used to walk, discover Piazza della Signoria, and take pictures of the emblematic Ponte Vecchio, without a doubt one of the most precious symbols of the city. If you are an art lover, you can optionally visit the Accademia Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world. There you can admire David, one of the majestic works of art by Michelangelo. If you prefer, you can visit the complex of the Duomo of Florence, an impressive Renaissance construction that will surely take your breath away. After your magical trip to Florence, you will go to Pisa. There, you can explore Piazza dei Miracoli (which you will access through the Santa Maria gate), one of the entrances of the old wall that used to surround the city. Be amazed by the impressive marble monuments and the green grass where you can lie down to admire the famous Leaning Tower, which you can climb if you wish! If time permits, you can go to the beautiful cathedral of Pisa, located next to the Leaning Tower, where you can admire beautiful works of art.

From Livorno: Florence Shore Excursion with Tasting

10. From Livorno: Florence Shore Excursion with Tasting

Discover Florence's rich culture on this shore excursion designed especially for cruise ship passengers. After meeting your tour leader at the meeting point, begin your trip to one of the most beautiful and famous cities in the world. Discover this Tuscan paradise and be amazed by the art and history that you find in each of its alleys. Start the day with a tasting of typical Tuscan products in a traditional restaurant for the perfect boost before you begin your exploration. Enjoy the rest of the day to discover Florence's delights at your own pace. During your free time, admire the majesty of the Duomo, one of the most impressive buildings in Italy, and stroll through the city's beautiful squares including the Piazza Repubblica and Piazza Della Signoria. Travel through time at the Ponte Vecchio, one of the most beautiful and treasured symbols of the city. You will also have enough time to visit the Accademia Gallery, where you can admire Michelangelo's David. Meet your tour leader at the end of the day and head back to Livorno.

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What people are saying about Accademia Gallery

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8,771 reviews

Easy process. Showed up the directions was good. We got our tickets . We purchased skip the line tickets. Got in the priority line went right in. We purchased 9:00am entrance time. We were in before the rush went straight to the David exhibit. We really enjoyed the Museum.

Interesting museum and of course, great to see the David in person. Convenient voucher exchange and got in very quickly.

Easy to book and pick up ticket. Entered right at our allotted time.

The Tour guide is very knowledgeable, patient, very considerate.

Totally recommend it was fantastic! Our guide was amazing.