Galleria dell'Accademia
Galleria dell'Accademia
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Anne D
    United Kingdom21 contributions
    A highlight of my trip to Florence
    Obviously visited the Galleria dell'Accademia in order to see Michaelangelo's Davide, but the highlight for me were the photos of the Riace Bronzes. Just amazing. Sent shivers down my spine. Would love to see these in real life.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 27 February 2023
  • fortybefore40
    United Kingdom358 contributions
    A highlight of our trip
    We really enjoyed the Galleria dell'Accademia please book in advance so you aren't queuing all down the street, the line was long even in February. A wonderful selction of art over 2 floors it's smaller and easier to get around than the Uffizi. We loved David of course who is breathtaking even aftr all the photos you will have seen and the room following him with the collection of plaster cast statues was so interesting it showed you the process in videos from start to finish of making a marble statue which was incredible. We also loved the musical instrument collection such fascinating and precious pieces it's hard to grasp their value! 100% recommend
    Visited February 2023
    Written 1 March 2023
  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, Massachusetts35,348 contributions
    Michelangelo’s David and more
    After lunch, I went to see Michelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell'Accademia and not just him alone. It wasn’t my first visit, far from it. Well, he is still the same gorgeous David, who looks as gorgeous as ten years ago. I had very little hope to say hi to him without insane crowds, but I guess cold and wind helped me out - not a lot of visitors! That was such a great opportunity to look at the marvelous sculpture from different angles without being surrounded by the crowds of selfie takers and spend as much time as I wanted admiring it. I also enjoyed several Early Renaissance paintings, mostly by Filippino Lippi, but the pre-Renaissance paintings left me cold. Another treat was small Musical Instruments museum, where I spotted one violin by Amati and two by Stradivari.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 March 2023
  • Ramikat
    351 contributions
    David and other sculptures
    We did not have a reservation on a rainy Sunday. We got in line at 9:15 and only had to wait 15 minutes. saw historical musical instruments, Michaelangelo sculptures in addition to David and some medieval paintings. Very interesting was the sculpture workshop that had a good video showing sculpting process.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 18 March 2023
  • Foodie935
    Johannesburg, South Africa256 contributions
    Early slot is a must
    The epitome of the Florence experience. We had pre-booked tickets and were in first at 8:30. It was really special to experience the David phenomenon in peace and quiet. Not mich else to see, so tkae your time, viewing this marvel from all angles
    Visited March 2023
    Written 25 March 2023
  • Katie H
    Melbourne, Australia322 contributions
    Tickets in advance!
    Florence in the first week of April is absolutely heaving with tourists. We found visiting to be far superior to the Uffizi gallery in terms of organisation. Queues to get in are signposted well and having bought tickets in advance was perfect - we walked in right at our allocated time, when next to us there was a snaking queue of folk who bought tickets on the day and whose waiting time was unknown. While busy, our visit did not seem cramped and there was plenty of space to sit and admire David, and stroll the other galleries, without being jostled by others. Top tip: Definitely buy tickets for your preferred time online before you visit!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2023
  • willwhizz
    Horsham, United Kingdom65 contributions
    Chaos outside but priceless art inside!
    It’s obviously worth visiting to see some of the priceless art and to see history of Florence. However there is no real queuing system so it’s chaos outside (even with a timed ticket). Staff don’t organise it and blame tourists for being in the wrong place. The lady selling audio guides inside was rude. Just reliant on the fact that many will buy tickets. Buy tickets in advance of your visit!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Gill Murphy
    Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom598 contributions
    Magnificent
    A great museum, definitely one not to be missed. Worth booking in advance, the queues are horrendous. My favourite part (after seeing David) was the carvings that were part done. They gave a real insight as to how the artist works.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Shanelle
    Santa Monica, California2,793 contributions
    Small gallery that holds Renaissance art and the Statue of David
    Small gallery with Michangelo’s statue of David and other Renaissance art pieces. I would suggest buying tickets online in advance to ensure that you can enter, as the line was pretty long to get in to pay for regular tickets. You have to pick up the tickets up to 15 minutes prior to your time slot (they won’t let you go in earlier) in a separate line and then they’ll print your tickets. The gallery took about an hour and a half to go through but we were taking our time. There are restrooms inside. There’s ample seating around the gallery.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Richard D
    Ciutadella, Spain754 contributions
    Definitely worth a visit
    Very interesting museum. There is a concentration of middle age religious art, but also art from the renaissance. Some beautiful Botticellis and of course Michelangelo's David. Also an interesting gallery of musical instruments from the 16-18 C.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 6 May 2023
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Sara N
Wichita, KS77 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Good museum, use some sort of guide so you know what you're looking at other than David! Steve Ricks has a free app for Italy and we used it, very happy we did - would highly suggest. The museum isn't all that big so it won't take long.
Written 21 February 2024
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Jennifer T
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Although David Was exquisite, the skip the queue tickets were a farce. The instructions say arrive and exchange your voucher 15 minutes beforehand but we were not allowed to enter for our 11 am tickets until about 11:15. Also the guy on the door was rude and abrupt, as were the staff at the ticket desk, audio guide desk and entry point.
Written 20 February 2024
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Rob E
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK64 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Having visited Uffizi we were undecided about visiting yet more renaissance art.

However seeing David in the original in a perfectly designed setting was definitely worth the entry fee alone. The copies at Piazzo Michelangelo and in the Square were good but being g able to sit and observe the real thing made the day.

If you like Madonnas and Crucifixion scenes then the rest of the gallery was great, but it did feel a little depressing at times
Written 7 February 2024
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VD J
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
DEFINITELY ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE. WENT ON SUNDAY .. FREE ADMISSION AND ABOUT 40 MINUTES WAIT IN QUEUE. WAS VERY FAST AND VERY ORGANISED. NICE EATERIES AROUND AS WELL.
Written 4 January 2024
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Davieland
Auckland, New Zealand630 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Yes, there are lots of beautiful pieces of art here but the star of the show is The David. Amazing. Just to stand in the same room as him and look at the splendor of the craftsmanship.

Make sure you purchase your ticket in advance. The queue will be a lot smaller.
Written 2 January 2024
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MtEverest
Las Vegas235 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
You booked the time entry on line at the same place for the Uffizi Gallery, nuy you still need to pick up the real tickets. Since we went to Uffizi first, we got the Accademia tickets at the same. Obviously the main attraction here is David, but there are other important pieces as well. Download the Rick Steve audio. You really don't need a tour.
Written 30 December 2023
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TarHeel
Durham, NC1,125 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
We were part of a tour group visiting Tuscany and our itinerary included a guided tour of the gallery. The lines were very long on the October day we visited (even our tour guide said it was busier than normal) but we got to go into a separate line with pre-purchased tickets. Our group had to break up into three smaller groups and even then the staffer controlling the lines was not consistent. Some groups that were behind us got to go in before us. Our local guide showed us some of the side galleries but the main attraction of course is the statue of David, which is impressive even if you've seen hundreds of pictures of it. I'm sure our tour only scratched the surface of what the gallery has to offer but it definitely is a popular place to visit in Florence.
Written 28 December 2023
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tory
United States28 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Beautiful artwork, mainly from the Renaissance and Romanesque period. Sculptures are the highlight, especially Michaelangelo’s David, which is a piece that everyone should see with their own eyes.
Written 27 December 2023
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K W
Pinehurst, NC4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
In addition to some of the world's most beautiful artworks, the beauty of the Galleria is that it is easy to navigate. TIP: there is no coat check, so a backpack for a winter coat is a good idea.
Written 23 December 2023
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Dileep K
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Michelangelo's David is mind blowing - 10 out of 5 stars (and I am not qualified to review his work by any stretch of imagination), but this review is about the gallery - specifically the reception desk and the scammers they allow outside the door.

1. Reception desk lady was extremely rude. They just didn't care- as if they were doing us a favor. We had audio guide as part of our tickets but she kept insisting 6 euros , 6 euros. I had to move mountains to make her look at the reservation printout and give us our audio guide. Wonder why they work here if they hate it so much!

2. There are dangerous scammers outside - specifically two fellas who places pictures ON THE STREET for sale. DO NOT GO ANYWHERE NEAR THEM OR PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM THEM. For people who walk close to them, they accuse you on stepping on the picture and ask you to buy it at their price since 'you stepped on it'. If you refuse, they get aggressive and come towards you as if to attack you. I threatened to call the police and they were still not backing down. AVOID YHIS TRAP AT ALL COSTS. I was with family and kids too... Wonder why they allow tourists to be harassed like this.
Written 23 December 2023
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Galleria dell'Accademia admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost S$42.27, while a popular guided tour starts around S$13.34 per person.



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