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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.

Accademia Gallery Reopens to the Public in 2021

Accademia Gallery is set to reopen its doors to the public on 6 May 2021, with a number of health measures in place to ensure visitors' safety.

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:
  • Accademia Gallery tickets are now available online. To adhere to restricted visitor capacity, it's best to book tickets online.
  • All visitors are required to wear masks covering their nose and mouth while visiting the gallery.
  • Social distancing is mandatory and all visitors must maintain a minimum of 2 meters distance with others.
  • All visitors will go through a mandatory temperature check at the entrance. Any individual found with a temperature higher than 99.5° F (37.5° C) will be denied entry.

All Accademia Gallery Tickets and Tour Options

With millions visiting the magnificent Accademia Gallery every year, waiting lines are bound to be long. It is therefore advised that you book your tickets/packages online before you reach the gallery. You can choose to book from the following types of Accademia Gallery tickets: skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, and combo tickets.

Skip the Line Tickets

Guided Tours

Accademia Combo Tours

With Accademia Gallery skip the line tickets, you can beat the crowd and get direct access to the main entrance and comfortably explore all the seven different museum halls here. This allows you to save time and bypass the long waiting lines.

Why go for these tickets?

  • With Accademia skip-the-line tickets, you'll have the option to whizz past the lines and secure an early entrance to the seven art exhibit zones across two floors of the gallery.
  • Depending on your ticket, you’ll also be given an audio guide to help you decipher the meaning and significance of the gallery's exhibits. Opting for an audio guide is the perfect way to gain some knowledge about the rich heritage of Italian artists and their works.

Recommended Experiences

Venture into the heart of modern renaissance and skip the long waiting lines as you enter the world-famous Accademia Gallery. With guided commentary from your included audio guide, you can learn all about the gallery's rich heritage, history and prominent artwork.
Steeped in artistic glory, a trip to Florence is incomplete without a visit to the Accademia Gallery. On a guided tour, 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. Guided Accademia Gallery tours also 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?

  • With Accademia Gallery guided tours, you'll get skip-the-line access, allowing you to bypass the long waiting lines that could have set back your trip by hours.
  • 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 anecdotes about the Italian renaissance, the guide will make sure you have a complete taste of the Italian culture.

Recommended Experiences

Explore the artistic prowess of modern Italy at the Accademia Gallery on this tour. 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.
On this exclusive afternoon tour, skip the lines at the Accademia Gallery and learn all about its history and famous artwork with the help of your professional tour guide.
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 the city has to offer with these combo tickets that give you access to Accademia Gallery and other top attractions in the city like the Uffizi Gallery, Duomo Florence and more.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Explore 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.
  • These tours include skip-the-line access, so that you will not have to wait at any attraction's entrance and can head straight in.
  • On this tour, you’ll be joined by a multilingual professional guide who’ll accompany you as you explore the Florence's attractions.

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 guided tour that covers top historical attractions like the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Duomo, and many of the city’s splendid outdoor attractions.
Voyage through Florence's finest, including two of its must-visit attractions on this guided tour. Get skip-the-line access into the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries, 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 Visit to the Accademia Gallery

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Getting to Accademia Gallery

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What are the opening hours of the Accademia Gallery?
Accademia Gallery opening hours between Tuesday to Sunday are from 08:15 AM to 07:15 PM, with final entry at 06:15 PM.
It remains closed on Mondays, New Years Day, Christmas, and 1 May.
How long does it take to tour the Accademia Gallery?
Exploring everything that the gallery has to offer, including Michelangelo's David and the seven zones of the gallery, will take you about 1.5 hours, depending on the exhibits you choose to visit and spend time at.
What is the best time to visit the Accademia Gallery?
The best time to visit the Accademia Gallery is during early morning hours or late evenings on weekdays to experience smaller crowds.
Where is the Accademia Gallery located?
It is located at Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy.
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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 10-15 minute walk.
How do I get to the Accademia Gallery by car?
The closest car park is near the Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station. You can park your car here and walk to the Accademia Gallery.
Can I get to Accademia Gallery by bus?
You can take any bus that has a stop at the Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station. From here, you can walk over to the Accademia Gallery.
How far is the Accademia Gallery from the Uffizi Gallery?
Both galleries are located at a 15-minute walking distance from each other.
Is photography allowed at the Accademia Gallery?
Yes, visitors can take photographs for personal use. However, flash photography or the use of tripods and selfie sticks is not permitted here.
Is the Accademia Gallery wheelchair-accessible?
Yes, the gallery is wheelchair accessible. Elevators and special access ramps have been set-up to allow differently-abled visitors to comfortable tour the gallery.
Is storage facility available at the Accademia Gallery?
Yes, visitors can store their luggage, umbrellas and carry-ons at the cloakroom here.

What to See at the Accademia Gallery

The Accademia Gallery in Florence 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 art collections at the Accademia Gallery have been curated from various sources, including convents and monasteries. Since its public opening in 1892, various popular works of art have also been added to the Accademia Gallery.

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 is named after the unfinished sculptures of four enormous male nudes by Michelangelo. They were commissioned back in 1505 but work remained incomplete due to financial constraints.
  3. The Tribune: This hall is home to Michelangelo’s David, one of the most remarkable sculptures in Italy. 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 comprises three rooms, and are altogether known as the Florentine Gothic halls. The three rooms are dedicated to 13th and early 14th century artists like the Giottesque painters, 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 date back to the 14th century and features work that is dedicated to the regional religious practices of those times. 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 the 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 created by Jean de Boulogne. The model depicts in astonishing detail, three figures 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 is a collection of four unfinished male nudes by Michelangelo. Initially, these statues hit many 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.

Beyond the Accademia Gallery

If you have opted for a combo ticket, or are looking to further explore Florence, here are a few attractions in the city that you shouldn't miss out on.

Uffizi Gallery

If there's one institution in Florence that receives visitors from all walks of life, throughout the year, it is the Uffizi Gallery. What started out as an administrative office under the Medici Family soon became a home to carefully-curated, captivating artwork. You'll find works by Caravaggio, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and more here. You can book Uffizi Gallery tickets as part of combo Accademia Gallery tours or standalone tickets as well.

Duomo Florence

The green, white paneling and massive red dome of the Florence Cathedral are instantly recognizable in the city. In this massive complex, several attractions lie: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, Baptistry of San Giovanni, Giotto's Campanile, and of course, Brunelleschi's Dome. You can visit this iconic structure as part of Accademia combo tours or separately book Duomo Florence tickets.

Florence City Tour

Alternatively, you can book city tours of Florence to experience the city from a holistic perspective. These city tours take you along all the top sites and attractions in the city, allowing you to gain a rich insight into history, culture, architecture and art in Florence.

Accademia Gallery Tickets FAQs

Is the Accademia Gallery open now?
Yes, the Accademia Gallery is now open to visitors.
What safety measures are in place at the Accademia Gallery?
Guests can book their tickets online now to ensure contactless experiences. Moreover, masks and social distancing is mandatory at the Accademia Gallery. All guests will also undergo mandatory temperature checks before entry.
Are Accademia Gallery tickets available online now?
Yes, guests can pre-book their Accademia Gallery tickets online and choose their preferred date and time slot to visit.
What are the different types of Accademia Gallery tickets?
Guests can choose to book Accademia skip-the-line tickets, guided Accademia Gallery tours, or combo tours that include a visit to additional attractions in Florence such as the Uffizi Gallery.
Do Accademia Gallery tickets include skip the line access?
Yes. You can book Accademia skip the line tickets to bypass the long waiting lines and get direct entry into the gallery.
Are guided Accademia Gallery tours now available?
Yes. Guided tours are available in small groups and include the services of a professional, multilingual tour guide. Moreover, guided tours also include skip-the-line access.
What are Accademia Gallery hours?
Accademia Gallery opening hours post-COVID-19 are from 08:15 AM to 07:15 PM between Tuesday to Sunday (last entry at 06:15 PM).
How do I get to the Accademia Gallery?
You can get to the Accademia Gallery by either train, bus or on foot. If you take the train or the bus, alight at Santa Maria Novella station and walk for 10-15 minutes to get to the gallery.
Is the Accademia Gallery wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Accademia Gallery has taken several steps to ensure that differently-abled guests explore comfortably, which includes an exclusive elevator and special access ramps.
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