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No other country in the world can claim themselves to be the centre of Renaissance other than Italy. With historical monuments around every turn, Florence is arguably the capital of modern renaissance. The Italian city is charming, quaint, and picturesque and sports inspiring Etruscan architecture. With art embedded in its every brick and every lane, it is of no surprise that the city plays host to one o the world's most renowned art galleries - the Galleria dell'Accademia.
Accademia Gallery of Florence (or Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze) is home to some of the most notable works of art on this planet, which makes it the second most visited art gallery in Italy. The gallery occupies the antique spaces of Hospital of Saint Matthew and the Convent of Saint Niccolo’ of Cafaggio. Over the years, the current collection of artwork at Accademia Gallery was achieved with the help of various convents and monasteries.

Post Covid-19 Safety Measures and New Rules at Accademia Gallery

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Accademia Gallery authorities have enforced a couple of safety measures:
  • All visitors are required to wear masks covering their nose and mouth while visiting the gallery.
  • Social Distancing is enforced and everyone has to maintain an appropriate distance from each other for their safety.
  • All visitors will have to go through a mandatory temperature check.

All Accademia Gallery Ticket and Tour Options

With millions visiting the magnificent Accademia Gallery every year, waiting lines can be hours long, and getting access to the main entrance could get become quite a task. It is therefore advised that you book your tickets/packages online before you reach the gallery. Although access to certain exhibits is limited post-Covid, Accademia Gallery tickets come in a few variations - Accademia Gallery Skip the Line tickets, Accademia Gallery Guided Tours, and multi-attraction combo tickets.
Skip The Line Accademia Gallery Tickets
Guided Tour of Accademia Gallery
Accademia Gallery + Florence City Combos
With millions of tourists visiting the world-renowned gallery every year, ticket queues and waiting lines tend to be really long and could setback your trip by hours. With Accademia Gallery Skip the line tickets, you can beat the crowd and get direct access to the main entrance and explore the Hall of The Colossus, Hall of the Prisoners, The Tribune, Gipsoteca Bartolini, Florentine Gothic, Museum of Musical Instruments, and Florence between 1370 and 1430.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Witness 7 Italian art treasure troves: With skip the line tickets, you'll have the option to whizz past the ticket line and secure an early entrance to 7 of the top art exhibit zones across two floors of the gallery. You can explore all of them at your own pace and spent time at exhibits that you value the most. Be sure to check out Michelangelo's masterpiece, the statue of David.  
  • Fastest access to Accademia Gallery: With Skip the Line Accademia tickets, you can skip the long waiting times and head straight to any of the 7 zones that you have the option to explore. This makes it the fastest way to gain entry to the gallery which draws massive crowds even on the slowest days.  
  • Audio guide: Depending on your ticket, you’ll also given an audio guide to help you decipher the meaning and significance of the gallery's exhibits. If you're unfamiliar with art, the audio guide is the perfect way to gain some knowledge about the rich heritage of Italian artists and their works.

Recommended Experiences

Whizz past long waiting lines and visit the Galleria Dell'Accademia, a pandora's box of Italian art and culture. Save your precious time and spend it exploring one of the finest art collections in Europe spread across 7 zones over two floors. Be sure to check out the most emblematic statue of Italy, Michelangelo's masterpiece, the statue of David.
Venture into the heart of modern renaissance and witness the world-famous Accademia Gallery with a guided audio commentary from an expert historian. Soak in the rich heritage and history of Italy's top artists and be spellbound by the beauty of the artworks and the architecture of the gallery. Once you skip the lines, explore the two floors of the gallery at your own pace.
Steeped in artistic glory, any trip to Florence is incomplete without a walk through its rich history. With a guided tour of Florence's most renowned gallery, you'll become part of its heritage as you behold exquisite, spellbinding craftsmanship and architecture. A professional guide will make sure you journey through time as they explain the significance and provenance of each artwork on display at the Accademia Gallery. Your guided tours come with skip the line access to the gallery so that you can whizz past long ticket queues and start your experience right away.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Priority access: With Accademia Gallery guided tours, you'll get skip the line access to the Galleria Dell'Accademia and start your experience right away. This will save you a stupendous amount of time as you skip past long waiting lines that could have set back your trip by hours.
  • Professional guide: You’ll be joined by a professional guide who’ll accompany you as you explore the marvels of the Accademia Gallery. With tales from history and personal anecdotes about Italian renaissance, the guide will make sure you have a complete taste of the Italian culture.
  • Small tour group: With a tour group of 20-25 guests or fewer, you'll get an almost exclusive guided tour of the Academia Gallery, its stunning interior architecture, and its numerous exhibits across 7 zones, including the stunning sculpture of ‘David’ by Michelangelo.

Recommended Experiences

Explore the artistic prowess of modern Italy at the Accademia Gallery and learn about the provenance of art in the Renaissance. Learn about the history of art and how it changed the nation with the help of a knowledgeable guide who will share insights and navigate you through the two floors of the museum.
Florence is home to some of the best pieces of art from the Italian Renaissance. With art and history at every turn, explore everything that Florence has to offer with these combo tickets that give you access to Accademia Gallery and a couple of other top attractions in the city. These guided tour combos cover beautiful historical attractions like the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Duomo, and many of the city’s splendid outdoor attractions. It is the perfect choice for you if you're on a time-bound trip.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Unparalleled views of Florence: Explore close to all of the best historical sites in Florence in a single day. Tour the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, and Duomo and marvel at all the amazing masterpieces inside each of these treasure troves. Be a part of the city's history.
  • Skip the line at every attraction: With your skip-the-line access that comes bundled with your ticket, you'll not have to wait anywhere to gain entrance to any of the places included in your package. Save over 3 hours by choosing to book these skip the line tickets to whizz past all ticket/waiting queues.
  • Multilingual professional guide: You’ll be joined by a multilingual professional guide who’ll accompany you as you explore the marvels of the gallery and its neighboring historical monuments. Art is often mysterious and hard to understand; your guide will help you understand the essence of artworks.

Recommended Experiences

Enjoy visits to a multitude of amazing sites across Florence on this full-day trip of the city. There is much to explore on this amazing tour that covers beautiful historical attractions like the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Duomo, and many of the city’s splendid outdoor attractions.
Enjoy a lovely voyage through Florence's finest, including two of its must-visit attractions on this 6-hour guided tour. Get skip-the-line access into the Accademia Gallery, and Uffizi Gallery, infamous for their long ticket queues. Soak in history with the help of a professional guide who will tell you tales from the city's exquisite history as you walk through the cobbled streets of Florence.

Plan your Accademia Gallery visit

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Getting to Accademia Gallery
Best Time to Visit
1. What are the opening hours of the Accademia Gallery?
Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 8:15 AM - 6:50 PM.
The ticket office closes at 6:20 PM and they start shutting operations by 6:40 PM.
Accademia Gallery remains closed on Mondays, New Years Day, Christmas, and May 1.
2. How long does it take to tour the Accademia Gallery?
Exploring everything that the gallery has to offer, including Michelangelo's David and the 7 zones of the gallery, will take you between 1 - 1.5 hours, depending on the exhibits you choose to visit and spend time at.
1. How do I get to Accademia Gallery by Train?
The closest station to Accademia Gallery is the Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station. From here, the Gallery is a 10-minute walk.
2. How do I get to Accademia Gallery by car?
The closest car park is near the Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station. You can park your car here and make a quick walk to the Accademia Gallery.
3. Can I get to Accademia Gallery by bus?
You can take any bus that has a stop at the anta Maria Novella (SMN) train station. From here, you can walk over to the Accademia Gallery.
When is the best time of the year to visit the Accademia Gallery?
Accademia Gallery is usually crowded during the high season, which is between May and the end of September. It is therefore advised that you visit the gallery between October and April end.
When is the best time of the day to visit the Accademia Gallery?
The best time to visit Accademia Gallery in Italy is when it opens in the morning, or right before it closes in the evening at 5 PM - when the crowds are at the lowest.

Explore Accademia Gallery

Accademia Gallery was established as an extension to the Academy of Fine Arts in 1784 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Lorraine. The gallery occupies the antique spaces of Hospital of Saint Matthew and the Convent of Saint Niccolo’ of Cafaggio. Over the years, the current collection of artwork at Accademia Gallery was achieved with the help of various convents and monasteries. Since its public opening in 1892, various popular works of art have been added to the Accademia Gallery roster.

Halls of Accademia Gallery

  1. Hall of the Colossus: Named after the ancient plaster casts housed here, Hall of the Colossus houses the works of Domenico Ghirlandaio, Filippino Lippi, Paolo Uccello, Perugino, and Botticelli.
  2. Hall of the Prisoners: The Hall of the Prisoners took its name from the four enormous male nudes that are housed there. There is a significant amount of history that entwines these sculptures. These were commissioned in 1505 and outdates Sistine Chapel.
  3. The Tribune: Home to Michelangelo’s David, one of the most remarkable works of art. David is surrounded by works of artists like Bronzino, Cecchino Salviati, and Allori, whose style and ideas are said to similar to Michelangelo’s.
  4. Gipsoteca Bartolini: Housing the works of Lorenzo Bartolini, one of the leading professors at the Academy, and Pampaloni, the collection in this hall exhibits the evolution of Florentine art from New-classicism to Romanticism.
  5. Florentine Gothic: The last hall on the ground floor, comprising of three rooms, is called Florentine Gothic. The three rooms are dedicated to 13th and early 14th century, the Giottesque painters and Orcagna and his brothers, respectively.
  6. Museum of Musical Instruments: The hall hosts over forty musical instruments that played a significant role in the day to day business of the Medicean court.
  7. Florence Between 1370 and 1430: The works of art in this hall are dedicated to the regional religious practices during the time in Florence. The main hall is comprised of art commissioned by the Florentine Guilds. The altarpieces are the greatest attraction of the hall.

David by Michelangelo

Almost three years in the making, this icon of Renaissance art today stands as the crown jewel of Accademia Gallery. Michelangelo’s David can now be seen in The Tribune at Accademia Gallery under a skylight that was intended to appear as a halo above the structure.

Rape of the Sabines by Jean de Boulogne

In the Hall of the Colossus, stands this plaster cast model that was put together by Jean de Boulogne. The model depicts three figures in astonishing detail, engaged in a serpentine motion. The entire structure was cut from a single block of marble.

Coronation of the Virgin by Jacopo Di Cione

If there ever was a panel painting that you need to see, it is this. The abundant use of the golden color gives the painting a strange radiance. The reason for this is that the painting was commissioned by the magistrates of the Mint.

Slaves by Michelangelo

This work comprises four male nudes. Initially these statues hit may roadblocks until they were abandoned in an unfinished state. However, it is claimed that the statues were deliberately left in an incomplete state to better represent the effort of the slaves to free themselves from the marble rigidity.

FAQs

1. Is there a ticket to visit the Accademia Gallery in Florence?
Yes, you need tickets to access the Accademia Gallery. There are quite a few ticket variations to choose from, including skip the line tickets, guided tours, and combo packages that will include multi attractions over a day.
2. What are the rules and regulations at the Accademia Gallery?
All luggage has to be checked into the cloakroom before entry.
Full ticket prices will have to be paid for all non-EU visitors above the age of 18 years.
On the first Sunday of every month, ticket prices are waived for everyone.
Using professional photography equipment with flash is prohibited.
Do not touch the artworks or lean on the bases of the statues.
All consumables and hazardous objects are banned within the Accademia Gallery premises.
3. What are the facilities available inside Accademia Gallery?
All basic facilities including sanitization measures are available at the gallery. Additionally, citizens of EU nations can avail tickets at a special price upon production of valid ID proof.
4. Are there any new rules and regulations in light of the coronavirus crisis?
There are some basic regulations in place to fight the pandemic, including mandatory usage of masks. All visitors are required to maintain social distancing and undergo temperature checks before entering the gallery.
5. Can I cancel/reschedule my Accademia Gallery tickets?
Yes, you can cancel or reschedule your Accademia Gallery tickets up to 48 hours before the experience.
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