Priority Entrance Tickets to the Accademia Gallery
Enjoy priority access to the Accademia Gallery and skip the winding ticketing queues so you can save your precious time and spend it exploring one of the finest art collections in Europe. Discover some of the most prolific works of art in history, including Michelangelo's masterpiece, the statue of David!
- Save your time with your skip the line access rather than wait in hours-long lines and queues in order to purchase tickets on site.
- Venture into the 7 different zones of the Gallery that hold some of the most important works of art in Italian art history.
- Immerse yourself in the Gallery and feel free to explore at your own pace since your tickets are valid for the rest of the day until closing time.
- Enjoy the once in a lifetime opportunity of seeing one of the most iconic sculptures of all time, Michelangelo's David, depicting the biblical character before his battle with Goliath.
Located at the intersection of two ancient monasteries, the Accademia Galleria occupies the entire block between Piazza Santissima Annunziata and Via Ricasoli. Even on the slowest days, the Accademia gallery draws a massive crowd due to the famous sculpture that has taken residence here, Michelangelo's David but not to worry since your tickets allow you to bypass the long ticketing lines entirely. The gallery is known for housing Michelangelo’s greatest works along with other works from renowned artists. Explore the various zones and take in the creative artistic expression that radiates through the halls filled with arts.
Museum Halls You Shouldn't Miss
Hall of The Colossus: The first hall once you enter the gallery, the Hall of the Colossus, which houses the stunning marble sculpture of ‘Rape of the Sabines’ by Giambologna. The hall also features paintings by Botticelli, Paolo Uccello, Perugino and many more artists including ‘Madonna by the Rocks’, ‘Assumption of the Virgin’ and ‘Deposition’.
Hall of the Prisoners: A special memoir dedicated to the unfinished works of Michelangelo, the hall takes its name from the four large sculptures known as the Slaves. The four sculptures that make up the set are the Atlas, Bearded Slave, Awakening Slave and Young Slave. The main paintings in this halls include ‘The Prophet Isaiah’ and ‘The Prophet Job’ by Bartolomeo and ‘Venus and Cupid’ by Michelangelo.
The Tribune: The most famous hall in the Accademia Galleria, The Tribune houses the legendary ‘David’ by Michelangelo. Placed in the center under a bright skylight, the halo-like dome is a spectacular sight capable of reducing the mightiest individuals to mere spectators. The hall also features the iconic ‘Madonna and child with young St.John’ by Salviati and ‘Annunciation’ by Alessandro Allori.
Gipsoteca Bartolini: This 19th-century hall translates to ‘The Hall of Models’ and focuses on the sculptures and modeling techniques used by prominent artists. An interesting, informative video shows the step by step process involved in creating the plaster cast necessary for such sculptures. Here you can see the prolific works of Lorenzo Bartolini and Pampaloni in all their splendor.
Florentine Gothic: Spread over three rooms, this section of the gallery is dedicated to Florentine Gothic paintings which were prominent from the 13th century until the 15th century. The gothic imagery captured by the artist along with the vibrant colors is a sight to behold. The hall features the magnificent ‘Tree of Life’ by Pacino di Bonaguida, ‘Coronation of the Virgin’ by Jacopo di Cione, ‘Crucifix’ by Bernardo Daddi, ‘Pentecost’ by Andrea di Cione and many more great works.
Museum of Musical Instruments: Venture into the world of rhythm and music as you discover the surreal Grand Ducal Collection of over 50 musical instruments. Explore the collection of string, wind and harpsichord instruments on display including the piano by Bartolomeo Cristofori and the tenor viola by Antonio Stradivari. Multimedia displays allow the visitors to hear the different sounds as heard by the Medicis during their reign.
Florence between 1370 and 1430: An entire floor dedicated to the pre-renaissance period, this hall features masterpieces from the late Gothic period. Here one can see the famous ‘Massacre of the Innocents’ by Jacopo di Cione and ‘Madonna of Humility’ by Don Silvestro. A video is also projected here which shows the fashion of Florence during these times. You can also see ‘Annunciation’ by Lorenzo Monaco and ‘Annunciation with the Blessing God Father’ by Giovanni del Biondo in these halls.
Know Before You Go
- Kindly note that your tickets allow skipping the entry line into the gallery. However, there may be a wait at the ticket office across from the museum when you're exchanging your voucher for the physical ticket.
- You will then have to gain entry at Priority Entrance for Reserved Ticket holders. You will still have to go through security check.
- Due to security reasons, the gallery can only accommodate a certain number of people at any given time so, if space allows, you may be moved to a slightly earlier or later time slot upon arrival.
The two variants of this product have different meeting points. They are as follows:
For Priority Entrance Ticket:
Please display your tickets on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the ticket counter at Entrance 3 to exchange your mobile voucher for a physical ticket, after which you can head to Entrance 1 and head in (look for the 'People with Reservations' sign). Please note that you will still have to go through security check. It is advisable to reach at least 20 mins before your time slot.
For STL with Host:
Meet your host at San Marco Square right in front of San Marco Basilica. Your guide will be holding a "Headout" sign for easy recognition. Make sure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour departs.
- The Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:15 AM - 6:50 PM. The gallery is closed on Mondays.
- Your ticket is valid only on the selected date and time.
- Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled entrance time to the ticket counter where you can exchange your mobile voucher for a physical ticket.
- Last admission is at 6:00 PM
Reduced Price Tickets
Reduced price option is available at the gallery for European Union citizens. Your IDs will be checked at the entrance.
The museum is wheelchair friendly.
- No bags and large backpacks, helmets, knives, scissors or any hazardous objects will be allowed in the gallery.
- No food or drinks can be consumed inside the museum
- Please buy any souvenirs before leaving the gallery as you can’t re-enter the museum with the same ticket.
Strict Cancellation Policy
These tickets cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
I find it very interesting, but maybe I would have liked to be 30 minutes longer maybe!?
Our place was clean, secure and within walking distance of all attractions. We were only there for 2 nights so didn't cook but there was a full kitchen. Christine was a great hostess. Found good close restaurants for dinner. Would go back again!, maybe a binder with a few more dinner suggestions, maps and "how to get there " would be helpful to the Europe newbies, otherwise perfect.
Booking went easy enough; very important: my concern has been taken up immediately!
How To Use Your Ticket
You will receive your mobile voucher in your email shortly. Please display your tickets on your mobile at the meeting point. Please note that you will still have to go through security check.