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Tickets to the Accademia Gallery

Tickets to the Accademia Gallery

Book on-line tickets to tour Florence's Accademia Gallery to admire the masterpieces of Michelangelo: the original David, and the Slave sculptures without waiting in line at the ticket office.


Booking the Accademia Gallery gives you admission to the museum with priority access. Explore the famous museum home to Michelangelo's original David.

Accademia Gallery – Useful information
Via Ricasoli 60 – Florence
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:15 am to 6:50 pm. Last admission: 5:30 pm.
Closed: Every Monday, New Year's Day, May 2, and Christmas Day.
Entrance to the Accademia Gallery can be booked every 15 minutes. The first Sunday of the month admission to the museum is free but cannot be booked and you must wait in line.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Full price: €20.00 per person– price includes skip-the-line booking and booking fee
Reduced price: €10.00 per person – price includes skip-the-line booking and agency booking fee
Free ticket: €8.00 per person – price includes skip-the-line booking and agency booking fee

Extra charges for temporary exhibitions, when applicable, are required and are added automatically to the ticket price.

: Reduced tickets are available for European Union citizens between 18 and 25 and teachers at Italian state schools with regular contracts.
Those entitled to a free ticket for entrance include:
– All minors under 18 years of any nationality;
– All people with disabilities and their assistants are entitled to a free ticket, upon presentation of a medical certificate attesting to the disability.
Note: Proof of identity will be required to prove age or membership in discounted group. If proof of identity is not provided, the visitor will not be entitled to the discount and must pay a full-ticket price.
Agency fee for online reservations. €4.00 per ticket.

Audio guides available 
: Individual audio guide: €6.00 per person + €1.00 booking fee
Duration: Audio guide: approx. 75 minutes
Languages: Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish.

Would you like to book a tour with private guide to the Accademia Gallery? Find out about the tour! 

The Museum – History and useful tips 
The Accademia Gallery owes its fame to being home to Florence's most important sculpture: Michelangelo's David
In 1784, what is now the museum's center was the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, founded on the order of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Peter Leopold. Its transition to a museum was quite natural when its most talented students' works started to be conserved and exhibited. When Michelangelo's sculpture group, the Slaves, came to Florence, the museum's focus shifted. In 1873, it was brought to completion when Emilio de Fabris built the beautiful Tribune for David, which showed the full power and beauty of Michelangelo's emblematic sculpture. The museum's other rooms complete the experience, including Lorenzo Bartolini's collection of plaster casts, the Hall of the Colossus, and the Museum of Musical Instruments.

Accademia Gallery: The tour
The Accademia Gallery is not very large, which means that the number of visitors is limited. Booking your ticket is essential to avoid waiting hours to get into the museum! We suggest arriving 15 minutes before the scheduled time. Once inside, you will need to exchange your voucher, and in no time,  you can delve into exploring the wonders on display in this museum.

Accademia Gallery: Exhibition rooms and artists
The Accademia Gallery invites us inside with the Hall of the Colossus. In the center of the room is the original plaster cast model of the Rape of the Sabines, which Giambologna sculpted in 1582. The original finished sculpture is in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria.
Next, we come to the Gallery of the Slaves, the four large statues that Michelangelo sculpted for Pope Julius II's grand tomb. This group of sculptures lets us reconstruct and analyze the great Michelangelo's sublime technique. David is the centerpiece of your tour.
Situated in the center of the Gallery to highlight its full power, we see what started as a 5-meter high marble block and became the emblematic sculpture of Michelangelo's art This masterpiece is infused with power, intellect, passion, and cunning!

Accademia Gallery – Useful information
There is no coat check in the Gallery. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing that is not cumbersome. An audio guide can be reserved, giving about 75 minutes of explanation orienting you about the museum's artworks. The audio guide route can be customized and is available in many languages. The audio guide costs €6.00 and can be booked online with the ticket for an additional €1.00 fee. You may take pictures without a flash and take non-professional videos inside the Accademia Gallery. There is a bookshop on the ground floor.

IMPORTANT: The time confirmed for museums with the highest visitor traffic may not be the time requested. The museum automatically confirms the available time closest to that requested. If the museum is full on the day requested and you have not given an alternative, the booking order will be held and you will be emailed to ask for additional alternatives. Please note any time limits based on your plans in the "notes" field. If no restrictions are given, you will be required to accept entrance times to the museum in a time slot between 2 hours before and after the requested time.

Example: requested time: 11:00 am. Time range available for booking: 9:00 am–1:00 pm, except noted restrictions. 
Italy Travels is not responsible for any partial room closings, route variations, cancellations or delays in entry caused by force majeure, personnel strikes, or decisions of the museum's management or the Superintendency.

Others eligible for free tickets
– teachers and students of the faculties of architecture, conservation of cultural heritage, education sciences and degree courses in literature or literary subjects with archaeological or historical-artistic orientation (students must present proof of enrollment for the current academic year)
– teachers and students of fine arts academies (students must present proof of enrollment in current academic year)
– tour guides at work (must show a valid license issued by competent authorities)
– tour interpreters when needed to work alongside the guide (must show a valid license issued by competent authorities).
– staff of the Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities – members of ICOM (International Council of Museums)
Note: Proof of identity will be required to prove age or membership in discounted group. If proof of identity is not provided, the visitor will not be entitled to the discount and must pay a full-ticket price.

For the cancellation policy for this tour, click here

David di Michelangelo all'Accademia di Firenze
Galleria Dei Prigioni Accademi Firenze

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