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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  • Gill Murphy
    Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom599 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, California2,826 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
  • Kenneth E
    Erwin, Tennessee520 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Once inside was amazing
    Shew, the line to get in is something else. Even with a times entry, get there 45mins early. We had tickets for 2pm and arrived at 135. Finally got in at 230. If you have the frienze card and made reservations, make sure you get the actual ticket from building #51 right across street from gallery before getting in line.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 May 2023
  • RozzyW
    Tampa, Florida291 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Strike Affected Visit
    I had waited decades to see David and the amazing work of art did not disappoint. There are no words. The rest of the experience here was beyond disappointing. We had precious, limited time in Florence and this day, the museum staff were on strike. Timed tickets meant nothing. Two hours wasted in one despite having timed tickets. The staff were unfriendly and seemed surprised anyone might be upset at the situation. Some tour guides and visitors were. very animated and the staff were yelling at them in response.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2023
  • thisgirl_Gray
    Los Angeles, California2,384 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Home of the David
    The Accademia Gallery is most famous for Michelangelo's statue of David. However, there is lots of other works of art and sculptures there to see. I advise to purchase the times tickets online in advance as it makes it easier for entry, especially during very times, which is usually early afternoon.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    David and Other Artwork
    Our Trafalgar Tours group had tickets for the 0830 hr to 0845 hr entrance time. There was no wait in the line to enter. The highlight of this museum is definitely Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. It does get quite crowded around the sculpture of David and one needs to be patient. There are also quite a number of other impressive sculptures here. A gift shop is located near the exit. You need to be careful when walking outside the museum since there are vendors that lay posters on the ground.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 8 June 2023
  • WokinghamWonderlust
    122 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit and the amazing David!
    This is a very interesting gallery with many fantastic pieces but relatively small gallery compared to the Uffizi. Most people go to see David which is magnificent. You can probably walk around the whole gallery in a couple of hours unless you are into great detail.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 June 2023
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,566 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A treasure. An honor to see a masterpiece.
    First, to avoid the lines, you should be sure to buy your tickets before visiting the Accademia. Present your voucher on the other side of the entrance and you'll be admitted almost immediately. Before you arrive, decide how much time you wish to spend at the museum. If you have limited time, it's time (and money) well spent just to see The Prisoners and David. The only place in the world to view the masterpiece and the working method of the master. A must.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2023
  • newkstar
    Duncraig, Australia290 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    David, David, David
    There is only one reason for visiting the Galleria dell'Accademia and that is the statue of David. It does not disappoint! Absolutely worth the visit to see this masterpiece (almost) in the flesh. There is no restriction on taking photos. Do, however, book in advance. I visited in May and arrived before opening time but there was already a long queue of people waiting to buy tickets. There is no cover, so if it is either raining or really hot, waiting will be miserable. Fortunately, I had booked my tickets in advance. Unlike the Uffizi, the booked admission here is well managed. Look for the separate queues with the time slot you have booked for your admission. There was very little waiting to get in. Even though David is the absolute star, do wander upstairs and have a look - based on my experience, lots of people do not bother.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 24 June 2023
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John W
Exeter, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I thought this would maybe be a bit of a tacky and contrived experience, and the queuing system outside is a bit strange - BUT the David statue and it’s setting is compelling and definitely worth it
Written 7 April 2024
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tosl
Jersey City, NJ815 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We arrived at 9 AM and already the ticket line was a block long. However, we had reservations for 930 AM so we asked the helpful staff and they told us where to pick up the tickets and go online. We quickly moved through security and there was the David. It is a magnificent work and, no, the copy outside Palazzo Vecchio does not equal the original. After viewing the work, we stopped into the room demonstrating how the Academy makes busts and bought a couple of souvenirs. We were out by 930, our original time. The line was now two blocks long and had not moved. The David is a must but so is advanced tickets.
Written 4 April 2024
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,843 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
I went here on a tour. Clearly David is the star but there is a lot to see. If you are in Florence and don’t do this one you missed the boat. David is bigger than it looks in pictures and is really totally amazing. There are other amazing things in the building but that statue is famous for a reason.
Written 31 March 2024
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craice
Hockley, UK441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Went here to see David. We weren’t disappointed. As you turn into the gallery you are met with the most amazing view.
Lots of other things to have a stroll around but the main reason to go is to see David.
Be prepared for the crowds.
Book tickets in advance otherwise you’ll have to queue for a long time or buy tickets and then return at a later time.
Written 29 March 2024
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I would highly recommend booking your tickets in advance since the queue is so long, so you can skip the line.
The museum is only one floor and a lot smaller than other museums.
The statue of David is the highlight of the museum.
They also have a gallery for musical instruments, which was interesting
Written 24 March 2024
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ShadraB
Nottingham, UK419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This small museum was literally built to house Michaelangelo's David. It is absolutely worth going simply to see that one piece. It is awe inspiring to see up close and none of the replicas come close to doing it justice. Michaelangelo carved David from a slab of marble right here in Florence (it is with reading the history of this work). You're not just seeing the art but being flooded by the history of being in the epicenter of the Renaissance. It's an astounding experience.
Written 24 March 2024
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Antonio Q
Cluj-Napoca, Romania145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This is worth a visit just to see David. Highly reccomend skip the line pre-booked tickets to avoid the crowds. They also have an impressive religious art collection.
Written 23 March 2024
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John A Carter
Lower Sackville, Canada3,756 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
First thing is you need to buy your tickets ahead of time or you’re gonna have to wait a long time your call. Michaelangelos, David is the key piece of art in this museum. It is beyond impressive. It’s almost 2 stories high. It’s such an impressive piece of artwork.as far as the rest, there’s a few odd pieces here and there, but good a lot of them is castings most likely from the school, but not originals. You need about an hour here.
Written 19 March 2024
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Lucy S
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
David is impressive but gallery badly organised.
We bought pre-booked tickets for this gallery for late afternoon. Queuing was chaotic and badly organised. Obviously a top tourist attraction which we expected, but not well thought out. Hundreds of people standing in the road trying to work out where to queue and entrance times delayed by 30 minutes. Huge walking tours like a tidal wave of people inside. David very impressive. Expect a bit of a manic experience and crazy crowds and you'll enjoy
Written 15 March 2024
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Nancy S
Wilmington, NC4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Words cannot express how beautiful the statue of David is. The dome above him was built just for him. There are additional unfinished statues by Michelangelo as you enter David’s room. The artwork is beautiful and there is a music room with rare instruments-including a Stradivarius violin.
Written 4 March 2024
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