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Skip-the-Line Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket

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    Travel independently to Florence’s Accademia Gallery and use your direct-access ticket to bypass the main entrance lines. Then, explore the art treasures in your own way, at your own pace.
    Founded in 1784, the Accademia museum was originally part of an art school, showcasing art to inspire the students of the neighboring Accademia di Belle Arti.
    Now open to the public, it today houses some of the Renaissance’s greatest masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s sculpture David. Enter the Hall of the Colossus (Sala dell'Anticolosso), and admire the centerpiece; The Rape of the Sabines, a 1582 sculpture by Giambologna, together with works by Filippo Lippi and del Sarto.
    Then, roam around the two floors, seeing the rich wood paintings in the Florentine Gothic room, or the musical instruments exhibition. Visit the Gallery of the Prisoners (Galleria dei Prigioni) to view its unfinished sculptures by Michelangelo, including the Prisoners (Prigioni); four incomplete marble statues each depicting a struggling captive.
    At the end of the gallery, stop to take in the star attraction: Michelangelo’s 17-foot (5.17-meter) David. Admire the contours of the marble figure’s muscles and veins, completed, almost unbelievably, when Michelangelo was in his twenties.
    Leave the Accademia when you wish, bringing your experience to a close.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    DO NOT USE!! Wanted an early morning entrance but given an afternoon entrance- same time we were leaving for Venice. They do not guarantee any times, just a general 830-530. They will not change the time or dates. AWFUL SERVICE. Use any of the tours...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank James C
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    It's not a guided tour but "skip the line" is a must as the lines are long. You don't want to be standing outside under the sun in August.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Silvana N
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    We purchased skip the line tours which I highly recommend after seeing the very very long line in searing heat upon our arrival. The line was still as long as we walked past some 4 hours after our visit. The museum is typical of many...More

    1  Thank Debsus
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We Came a long way to go see the day with them and Metallica did not disappoint seeing all those statues when you come inside I work done by Michelangelo in or incomplete are absolutely stunning. You can see the tool marks and because of...More

    1  Thank 592chewy
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I have to say, the museum overall did not blow me away but....it was one of those rare occasions in life where something hyped exceeded expectations. Not sure what I expected but David was grander and more impressive than expected. Don't miss the big guy...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    19 August 2019|
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    Response from quenthom01 | Reviewed this property |
    I've been there twice. Once with day-of purchase and one with skip the line. I couldn't see myself passing up skip the lines going forward. Well worth the money.
    29 July 2019|
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    Response from Savtasavta | Reviewed this property |
    When you buy the ticket, you are given a time.
    21 July 2019|
    Response from KPat808 | Reviewed this property |
    My husband and I went through Florence Tours for our guide and fast pass. We really liked this company, their office is a short walk to the gallery.
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