This post is a guide to Accademia Gallery, including how to get tickets and discounts. This post is current for 2020.
The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, or “Gallery of the Academy of Florence”, is the second most visited art museum in Florence, Italy. You might have heard of it because it is home to Michaelangelo’s David sculpture.
Galleria dell’Accademia was founded in 1784 by Pietro Leopoldo, Grand Duke of Tuscany. While most tourists flock to it to see David, there are other sculptures by Michelangelo, as well as paintings by Florentine artists from the Trecento period to the Late Renaissance (1300-1600). It is smaller and more specialized than the Uffizi Gallery but still boasts over a million visitors each year.
Buy your tickets in advance! People will wait in line for hours during the busy periods for tickets. By purchasing your tickets online you save time by going in through a much shorter line, giving you more time to enjoy the exhibits inside.
Purchasing Beforehand: We recommend purchasing your ticket beforehand online here. You will pick up tickets on site.
You can also purchase tickets by phone by calling Tel. +39 055 294883. Be advised, there is a 4€ service charge for booking by phone!
Hours: Tuesday- Sunday: 8:15am- 6:50pm(18:50). The gallery is closed on Mondays. It is also closed January 1st and December 25th.
The Accademia Gallery is also open late (until 10pm) Tuesdays & Thursdays between June-September.
Price: Regular- 16€, Reduced- 6€.
The Academia Gallery offers free admission days! The program of free admission days is available online. These include the first Sunday of every month from October- March.
The Gallery is also free to enter Museum Week (check online for exact dates) occurring in March of each year.
You can also save a lot with City Passes! Check out our City Pass post to learn about all the discounts you can score while visiting Florence. Below is a list of discounts specifically for the Accademia Gallery.
You can also save a lot by combining different activities:
Most people come to the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David, but there’s so much more to see! We decided to list some art you might recognize to entice you into visiting the Accademia Gallery: