Accademia Gallery is without a doubt most famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. Learn the secrets of one of the world’s great art museums, where the masterpieces on display include Michelangelo’s original “Statue of David”. Skip the long lines to the Accademia tour, and prepare for a truly unforgettable experience. If your time is limited in Florence and wants to skip the long line in the busy seasons, book Michelangelo David tickets in advance.
Duration: 1 hour
The Accademia Gallery is considered a must-see for visitors to Florence. Many works on display include 15th- and 16th-century paintings by the likes of Botticelli and Lippi, unfinished Michelangelo sculptures, and a museum of musical instruments. The Accademia was once Europe’s oldest drawing school; today it is Florence’s second-most visited museum, afterward the Uffizi Gallery. Marvel at some of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, counting his original statue of “David.” Learn about the powerful statues of “I Prigioni” (“Prisoners” or “Slaves”) and the marble statue of “San Mateo” (“St. Matthew”).
The Accademia Gallery is situated beside Piazza San Marco and is about a 15-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station. The gallery is eventful every month of the year, but especially so in the summer. It’s somewhat less crowded in the late afternoon, but can still be difficult to visit without a reservation, so better to have Florence David tickets in advance. It’s not far from the Uffizi Gallery, which many tours visit in combination with the Accademia. The gallery is closed on Mondays.
Discover one of the world’s great art museums, where the masterpieces on display include Michelangelo’s Statue of David. Admire former artworks, such as the museum’s collection of Renaissance paintings. The plaster model of Giambologna’s “Rape of the Sabine Women” also shouldn’t be missed. Skip the long lines to the Accademia Florence and take a tour with a professional guide. To make the best use of your time in Florence, pick a half- or full-day tour that visits both the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery or also includes a city sightseeing tour.
Duration: 1 hour