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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket

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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket
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Visitors often have to join long lines at Florence’s Accademia Gallery, spending more time outside than admiring its art treasures. This ticket lets you bypass the main entrance lines, so you can head inside and explore independently without any long wait. View paintings by artists including Lippi and del Sarto, see unfinished works by Michelangelo, and marvel at the star attraction, Michelangelo’s sublime 'David.'
  • Florence Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) ticket with skip-the-line entrance
  • Avoid the main entrance lines and explore at leisure
  • Admire the original sculpture of 'David' by Michelangelo
  • See unfinished sculptures by Michelangelo including ‘Prisoners’ (Prigioni) and more
  • View works by other Renaissance greats such as Giambologna, Lippi, and del Sarto
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Guaranteed to skip the long lines
This is not a guided tour
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Travel independently to Florence’s Accademia Gallery and use your direct-access ticket to bypass the main entrance lines. Then, explore the art treasures in your own way, at your own pace.

Founded in 1784, the Accademia museum was originally part of an art school, showcasing art to inspire the students of the neighboring Accademia di Belle Arti.

Now open to the public, it today houses some of the Renaissance’s greatest masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s sculpture 'David.' Enter the Hall of the Colossus (Sala dell'Anticolosso), and admire the centerpiece; 'The Rape of the Sabines,' a 1582 sculpture by Giambologna, together with works by Filippo Lippi and del Sarto.

Then, roam around the two floors, seeing the rich wood paintings in the Florentine Gothic room, or the musical instruments exhibition. Visit the Gallery of the Prisoners (Galleria dei Prigioni) to view its unfinished sculptures by Michelangelo, including the Prisoners (Prigioni); four incomplete marble statues each depicting a struggling captive.

At the end of the gallery, stop to take in the star attraction: Michelangelo’s 17-foot (5.17-meter) 'David.' Admire the contours of the marble figure’s muscles and veins, completed, almost unbelievably, when Michelangelo was in his twenties.

Leave the Accademia when you wish, bringing your experience to a close.
Itinerary
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Galleria dell'Accademia
Founded in 1784 upon Grand Duke Leopoldo of Lorena's decree, La Galleria dell'Accademia was created to host a collection of antique and modern paintings and sculptures so the students of the nearby Accademia di Belle Arti could pursue their studies in the light of these great masterworks. The Accademia Gallery is situated in parts of the former convent San Niccolò in Cafaggio and the hospice of San Matteo. The Accademia Gallery visit begins with the Sala dell'Anticolosso, where the gesso original of The Rape of the Sabines (1582) by Giambologna is placed. Some paintings such as Christ of Pity by Andrea del Sarto and the Deposition of the Cross by Filippo Lippi can be seen here. From here you reach the Galleria dei Prigioni, a corridor that hosts a series of incomplete sculptures by Michelangelo. At the end of the gallery reigns supreme Michelangelo's David.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED AN EXACT ENTRANCE TIME WHICH WILL BE THE ONE YOU HAVE TO RESPECT IN ORDER TO MAKE THE VISIT. THE TIME CAN BE ANY TIME DURING THE OPENING HOURS (8:15am - 5:30pm plus extraordinary night openings) AND WILL BE INDICATED ON THE VOUCHER ISSUED BY THE PROVIDER
  • PLEASE NOTICE THAT INDICATING US A DIFFERENT HOUR FROM YOUR VISIT DOESN'T GUARANTEE YOU WILL OBTAIN IT (for example if you put 3pm than you may get 9am ): DUE TO HIGH REQUEST (AS YOU PERSONALLY CHECK ONCE IN ITALY) WE CAN ONLY PROMISE THAT THE PROVIDED HOUR IS THE CLOSEST AVAILABLE IN THE REQUESTED DATE.
  • You must print and present Weekend in Italy confirmation voucher in order to redeem your tickets at the moment of the visit
  • Service fees (pre-sale and online booking fees), as well as fees for temporary exhibitions happening during your visit are due for any kind of ticket
  • When picking up a reduced or free ticket, you will be asked for a document proving your right to the price reduction. Entrance will be denied without it
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • The use of the mask is mandatory for visitors and museum staff during the whole time spent inside the museum.
  • The museum has adopted a variety of rules in order to limit the possibility of contagions: - Limitation of entrances and exit - Social distancing in places like restourants, shops, and public places inside the museum - Use of signs to enforce the physical distance of at least 1 meter - Dispenser are available in several areas of the museums for hand sanitization - Daily cleaning of rooms, work stations and public places inside the museum are ensured - The staff at the museum could measure you body heat by the use of a thermometer
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Weekend in Italy
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is my ticket?
A:We will send you an email with your voucher attached; you will need to print the voucher to redeem your tickets.
Jul 2019
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket.
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket.

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  • "People with no reservation had to wait in a long line." See review
  • "Be aware of people putting some invaluable pictures on the road in front of the Accademia entrance and trying to ask you for money if you do accidentally walk over or (just) beside those pictures." See review
  • "This is a quick way to skip the long lines and get into the museum." See review

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star-3
Tour operator changes tour time at last minute
Michelle_D
, Aug 2022
This vendor switched the time of our tour the day before the event (from 10a to 1p) which put us in direct conflict with something else we had booked. I am not sure why they ask what time slots you want to begin with. Since most people schedule their days with multiple events, when they are on vacation, this is not a good option. If you only plan to do one thing per day, then okay, this works.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
hello, please notice that, as stated on VIATOR, website, while the requested date is guaranteed, the confirmed time is the CLOSEST to the one indicated by the customer. So we have not changed the time, we just confirmed the closest available time, accordingly with the terms of the service requested
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Expect your mobile ticket to arrive the day before or on the day itself
Alice_L
, Aug 2022
Despite the itinerary saying you will receive your tickets about 2 days before your visit, I did not receive any tickets till the day right before my flight aka the day of the visit itself. Thankfully the final timing of the visit on my ticket was later and not earlier. It was nervewrecking to keep texting the operator and their response was always that they will send the ticket closer to the "date". Also, the ticket they sent me was via private message and I could not open it on the Viator app or my email app at all. It only worked via logging in to the web browser itself for me. Hope this helps someone. The visit to the Gallery itself was good, David looked magnificient.
star-5
Skip all lines!
Nikki_C
, Aug 2022
It was a good idea to get skip the line tickets as the day we visited, the crowds in Florence were huge - but not as huge as David himself!!
star-3
It was super crowded and...
Rosmarie_G
, Jul 2022
It was super crowded and very confusing when we arrived at the museum. We had booked a 11 am time slot and we arrived at 10:45 am. When we finally figured out where to get our actual tickets, they were for a 12:45 time slot.
star-1
Very little information...
Kristina_L
, Jul 2022
Very little information given on how to retrieve your tickets. Then when I finally did the entrance time did not match the time on my email confirmation. No one told me about the time change. Overall just a chaotic experience.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
good morning we are sorry for the inconvenience but, but remember that the site guarantees the DATE, while the confirmed time is the closest to that indicated by the customer. This means that any previous hours were SOLD OUT.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
We skipped the line but not the confusion or aggravation
Margot_B
, Jul 2022
Too many middlemen. No clear instructions of how to obtain our tickets. In spite of text message, emails, links and more emails, a phone number that no one answered, we were left in confusion until the last minute.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Viator is horrible
Heather_B
, Jul 2022
Do not book through Viator! They overcharge and do not guarantee the time slot you scheduled, which can affect your entire day. Horrible customer service when contacted for assistance. Canceled everything else booked with them and will never use again!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Not acceptable
Richard_F
, Jul 2022
The most memorable part is that we booked our skip the line ticket for 10:30 AM and when we went to pick up the ticket at 10:00AM (we wanted to be punctual), they told us we were booked for 11:45. I showed them the confirmation I had printed out and they said it didn't matter what my confirmation said. So we walked around until 11:15 and then got in line with all the other skip the line people. We got in at 12:10 PM. We understand that the place is busy and so sometimes they will run behind, but changing our time to be an hour and 15 minutes later is not acceptable. The exhibit was amazing once we got in, but the ticket process to get there was not.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
hello, the booking conditions clearly indicate that the DATE is guaranteed, while the confirmed time is the first free one closest to the one requested. This is written on the site and this was repeated to you over the phone. It is also indicated that the order confirmation does NOT allow access to the museum, but only the voucher that we have sent you with the confirmed time
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
David is amazing
Toni_R
, Jun 2022
Simply amazing. You have to see this original for yourself. Be aware there are still lines to get in as they let people in in 15 minute increments so only line you are skipping is the no reservation line. Worth it though as it is only a little more than no reservation and that line was around the building on multiple days I walked by.
star-2
Tour Time Change with no advance notification.
Justo_P
, Jun 2022
We had scheduled and paid for a 9 AM entrance time. The night before I get an email notification for my tickets and the time was changed to 12:30. We had other tours scheduled for this time. This is very unacceptable, we were able to convince the ticket office that there was an error on your part and they allowed us to enter the museum 35 minutes later. We were not able to see all that we wanted because of the change you made.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Beware - secondary Company reserves time slots. Not Guaranteed
Lisa_K
, Jun 2022
Our time was NOT CONFIRMED- read the fine print - signed up for 10:00 and tickets showed up for 12:15 time slot. We already had other tickets booked at Duomo so we had to skip the David exhibit ! So UPSET!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The academia was great,...
Geoffrey_M
, Jun 2022
The academia was great, the tickets were east to use and skipped a long line. The seller on viator was super helpful day of
star-4
There was confusion with...
Eric_S
, Jun 2022
There was confusion with getting in line and the staff inside ignoring you until there is actually someone organizing the line to get in regardless if you buy your tickets ahead of time you will have to get in line.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Glad we skipped the line
Pamela_R
, Jun 2022
With 2 young kids not having to wait in line was very helpful. The line was very long. It was a little confusing where to go though to get the tickets and which line to get into.
star-5
Overall a great experience
Mark_A
, May 2022
Easy to book and easy to execute. It made the museum visit so much better when the logistics or lines don’t get in the way.
star-1
Avoid - scammed
Susan_H
, May 2022
The email which was sent to access the voucher would not allow us to access the voucher. After contacting Weekend in Italy by email had no reply from them. The ticket office at Accademia Gallery tried to ring the given number with no success so we can only assume we were scammed.
star-3
Patience and determination required!
Charles_P
, May 2022
The voucher sent by Viator was worthless! I had to contact the tour operator directly to get my TICKETS! I still had problems getting entry tickets at the box office. It took a lot of patience and helpful personnel to get us into the Accadamia!
star-4
Worth the skip the line
Shawn_B
, May 2022
Skip the line ticket was definitely worth it to get and see David. The rest of the museum was a good experience but you really are only paying to skip the line so that you don’t have to wait to get in the museum itself. Everyone rushes right to David, we waited and saw the rest of the museum first and then made that our last stop. The crowds were not bad since it was early May and not during the height of season.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
To crowded to enjoy
Benjamin_B
, Apr 2022
Procedures to get tickets to difficult. To difficult to find your operator to redeem our ticket. To crowded to enjoy.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Gave my tickets to my 2...
Grace_G
, Apr 2022
Gave my tickets to my 2 sons & they really enjoyed the museum.It’s their first time in Florence so getting tickets for the skip the line was helpful & convenient.

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