Galleria dell'Accademia
Galleria dell'Accademia
4.5
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
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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.
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Lucy M
Manchester, UK31 contributions
Sep 2022
Everyone visits the Accademia primarily to see Michelangelo's David, that's a fact, although that's not to suggest for one second that he's 'overrated'. David is spectacular in his own right and a piece that you need to see in order to appreciate his height, and the sheer skill that went into carving him from a single piece of beautiful white Tuscan marble. You can see why he is the 'main attraction'. The area immediately around David is packed, but if you are willing to be patient you should have no issues obtaining decent pictures and admiring him up close.

The gallery is otherwise relatively small in comparison to, say, the Uffizi, and when you've already been to the Uffizi a number of the other pieces perhaps don't stand out as they might do otherwise. As a result, for me personally, I would say that the Accademia is over-priced.

The organisation outside the building also leaves something to be desired. I pre-booked my ticket for entry at 13:15. The entrance lies on a very busy pedestrianised street. On arrival outside the gallery at circa 13:00 I found myself faced with multiple queues. I asked a male member of staff where I should go in order to collect my ticket and was simply told to "stand at the side" on the pavement opposite the main entrance. Thinking that I was, therefore, able to collect my ticket following entry I stood and waited. At 13:20 I hadn't been called forward so I asked the same gentleman what was happening and was told rather irately that they were still admitting visitors who were down to enter the gallery at 13:00. I went and stood at the side again and at 13:30 I asked a different male member of staff what was happening, only to be told that I needed to walk down the street to 'building number 51', collect my ticket, and then join the back of 'the queue' although he didn't specify which one. I collected my ticket and returned to the same gentleman at circa 13:40 who guided me to the back of one of the queues. I then spoke to a female member of staff, explained that I was down to enter the Accademia at 13:15, that her colleagues had been less than helpful, and she guided me to the front of the queue which by this time I gauged from chatter included people down to enter the gallery at 13:45.

If you have the option to pre-book your tickets then I would say definitely do so, although you should be prepared to queue for quite a while in any event. I imagine that 'on the day' tickets sell out VERY quickly, and the limited ability to choose your time slot might affect your plans for the rest of the day.

Once inside the gallery you have to go through security (including bag scanning). You exit via the gift shop, and there are toilets accessible on the other side via a small staircase, although none of the ladies toilets have a toilet seat (something which I found to be quite common throughout my time in Italy!)
Written 2 October 2022
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kazzer2804
Salford, UK5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
AMAZING, sums up our visit to see David.
Bococeli painting take your breath.
This gallery is a snap shot of art from the 12th century to 16th. Spectacular! Top tip start with the musical instruments room than follow the natural flow of the museum.
Written 1 October 2022
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James B
Baton Rouge, LA147 contributions
Aug 2022
Very nice exhibits that only requires an hour or two. We found the music exhibit interesting. It would be worth it if all you saw was David.
Written 26 September 2022
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Canadians_11
Pelham, Canada36 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Very well organized. Met for our tickets with no problems. We used the audio guides which worked well for us. While the statue David is the main attraction (and rightly so!), the galleria is filled with so much more. We are happy we went and highly suggest a stop here while in Florence. We were pleased we booked the tickets ahead as there was a huge line of people that didn’t.
Written 26 September 2022
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Viagg16
Canada154 contributions
Jun 2022
I had not planned to visit the Galleria but when I walked by it, the entry line did not seem to be terribly long. It was the first Sunday of the month so entry was free. Viewing Michelangelo's David again was a moving experience. The paintings and sculptures seemed to be displayed in better lighting than I remembered from my last visit many years ago.
Written 24 September 2022
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DevonLad2014
Newton Abbot, UK65 contributions
Aug 2022
As our hotel was just around the corner my partner and I decided this was going to be our first visit during our 10 days in Florence. What a start, the queues are big but we had brought all our attraction tickets well in advance. Good decision the queues were very big and the Accademia staff guiding the queues were really good. As you enter the Galleria and seeing some wonderful art you turn right and at the end of the corridor is the David. It is beautiful from distance and eventually close as well. It is truly breathtaking. A great start to the holiday. (PS although there were lots of tourists in the hall, everyone was so respectful of each other) Magnificent.
Written 23 September 2022
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RomarDelta
Delta, Canada68 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The challenge is to secure tickets. Thought we had done everything right by booking online with Tripadvisor b fire we left home. Already in Florence and with the confirmed and paid for tickets in my wallet we get an email the day prior to our booking to say the tour operator has canceled!! 60 plus minutes on the phone to Viator and with several false attempts we managed to get new tickets. That involved going to an address nearby to get our tickets. However once we had them at 0915 we went straight into Galleria di Academia bypassing already long lines. Go with guidebook and without a guide. Read about David and how Michelangelo created this amazing statue. Sit at the base study the torso. Absorb the experience, the culture, the art. Then see his other works, the four prisoners Unfinished, medieval paintings, the plaster model of the Rape of the Sabines. Then go back for one last look at David before leaving and walking by the long lines to get in.
Written 22 September 2022
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amnews
Boston, MA142 contributions
Sep 2022
There isn't anything truly memorable, other than David. I've been there before, and I'm not sure it was worth coming back. The place was mobbed -- people were standing shoulder to shoulder, just like in Uffizi. Not the best environment to admire the truly unique sculpture.
Written 21 September 2022
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CAAdventuress
San Jose, CA47 contributions
Sep 2022
Really stunnning collection of art by Michaelangelo and contemporaries. Better in person than any pictures.
Written 19 September 2022
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DJMWeatogue
4 contributions
Sep 2022
Certainly worth seeing the iconic statutes in the hotel. The crowds were absolutely brutal so please go right when it opens.
Written 15 September 2022
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