Accademia Gallery skip-the-line tickets
- Save time with an official skip-the-line ticket, avoiding entrance lines
- Select the audio guide option and discover the museum with the audio commentary on your smartphone
- With the guided tour option, get a deeper experience with the insights of a professional guide
- Choose the VIP skip-the-line ticket and take advantage of Musement assistance at the meeting point
- Admire Michelangelo's masterpieces such as his famous David, the Prisoners and San Matteo
Want to visit the renowned Accademia Gallery without waiting in a long line? Thanks to this skip-the-line ticket, you won't even have to think about the queues - we will take care of everything for you!
The Galleria dell'Accademia is the second most visited museum in Florence and one of the most important museums in Italy. It is home to Michelangelo's famous David, a true international symbol of the city and masterpiece of the Renaissance, as well as to some of the most famous works in the history of art today.
The Gallery was established in 1784 by the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena, next to the ancient Academy of Fine Arts, with the aim of positioning sculptural models that students could study and reproduce. At the Academy, they studied some of the best known Florentine artists, among which included Michelangelo Buonarroti, Francesco da Sangallo, Benvenuto Cellini, Giorgio Vasari and Giambologna. In 1873, the acquisition of Michelangelo's David marked a definitive turning point for the prestige of the museum.
The museum now houses the largest collection of sculptures by Michelangelo in the world, including, amongst many others, the iconic David, the Prisoners and San Matteo. Here you can also find the single largest collection of paintings on gold background as well as the Museum of Musical Instruments. With your skip-the-line ticket, you will be able to visit all of the temporary exhibitions at the Gallery.
Choose among four ticket options the one that best suits you:
- Skip-the-line entrance (only entrance)
- Skip-the-line entrance + audio guide (in English, Italian, French, Spanish)
- Skip-the-line entrance + guided tour (on weekends only)
- VIP skip-the-line entrance (with Musement assistance)
- Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Accademia Gallery
- Access to temporary exhibitions
- Audio guide in English, Italian, French and Spanish (only if selected upon purchase)
- Guided visit in English and Italian (Saturday and Sunday, only if selected upon purchase)
- Musement assistance at the meeting point: tickets delivery, escort to the entrance and brief explanation about the museum (only if selected upon purchase)
- Citizens aged 18 to 25 years old, from the European Union and from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein
- Reduced tickets are subject to availability. If the reduced or free options are not available on a certain day or time, it means that availability has run out
Free tickets are available at the ticket office:
- Children under 18 (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
- Guides and interpreters from the European Union
- ICOM, ICOMOS and ICCROM members
- European Union school groups and their teachers, within the established quotas
- Teachers and students from the following schools: Academies of Fine Arts or corresponding institutions in the EU; Architecture, Cultural Heritage, Education Studies faculties; degree programs on literary subjects with an archeology or art history focus of the faculties of Literature and Philosophy and corresponding courses in EU member states
- Teachers with permanent and temporary contracts at Italian state and private schools (showing at the ticket office appropriate documentation issued by the MIUR)
- Disabled people and one companion
- Infant (0-3): free
- Child (4-17): reduced
- Youth (18-25): reduced
Accademia Gallery - Via Ricasoli 58, 50122 Florence, Italy
Skip-the-line entrance - Audio guide: show up at the Accademia Gallery (cash desk for pre-booked tickets) at the time chosen upon purchase.
Guided tour - VIP skip-the-line entrance: show up at the Accademia Gallery (cash desk for pre-booked tickets) at least 15 minutes prior to the time chosen upon purchase. Your guide will display a 'Musement' sign.
- Confirmation is sent via email within 24 hours of purchase on working days
- Skip-the-line entrance: the time slot you choose in the calendar is mandatory for the entrance. Unfortunately, reduced tickets are not available for all time slots or dates; should you wish to enter the museum anyway, you will have to purchase full-priced tickets
- Skip-the-line entrance + guided tour: the tour will not take place if it does not reach a minimum number of participants. If this happens you’ll be offered an alternative date for your booking or individual entrance tickets without a guided tour (for a different price)
- Skip-the-line entrance + audio guide: if you add the audioguide to your purchase, remember to download it on your smartphone. You will not receive another device. You'll find the instructions on the pdf you'll receive after booking
- The audio guide is available in English, Italian, French and Spanish
- Tickets cannot be purchased by school groups. Those who don't follow this rule will not be accepted at the entrance and will not get a refund
- The museum does not provide a cloakroom service. It is not allowed to enter with bags and backpacks that exceed 40x30x18
- Bottles of water over 0.5 liters are not permitted inside the museum. In addition, it is prohibited to drink inside the exhibition halls
- The use of flash and selfie sticks are not allowed inside the museum
- From Tuesday to Sunday: 8.15am - 6.50pm
- Closed on Mondays, 1 May, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
- Free on the first Sunday of each month from October to March
- Saturday and Sunday at 11.00am
- Available in English and Italian
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