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Take a look at Michelangelo’s unfinished San Matteo, a sculpture that he was commissioned to create before he left Florence for Rome. His Prigioni is located nearby, so wander over and gaze at the four unfinished sculptures of prisoners or slaves that seem to be trying to escape from the blocks of marble that encase them.
Impressive as they are, the Accademia Gallery’s unfinished sculptures pale in comparison to the museum’s main crowd-drawer: Michelangelo’s statue of David. Stand and look at the 17-foot (5.17-meter) marble statue of the biblical hero, marveling at the level of detail that the young Michelangelo put into the famously nude warrior.
Adjacent to the statue are rooms containing paintings by other famous Renaissance artists like Botticelli and Filippino Lippi, as well as artists from both the Middle Ages and 17th-century. Amble through a room containing 19th-century plaster sculptures and visit the on-site Museum of Musical Instruments, where an intriguing collection of stringed instruments are exhibited.
How long you spend inside the gallery is up to you; many visitors find that two hours is sufficient.
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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets, entrance at 10:15am
USD $32.12Pricing details
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets, entrance at 11:30am
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Skip the Line: Florence Academia Gallery Tickets
- Entrance fee
- Skip-the-line ticket
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please note: From April 2015, on the first Sunday of each month, entrance to the museums is free. Therefore, the listed price for these dates have been reduced
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Linda C, August 2016
Having tickets arranged in advance is the way to go! We easily found our contact person who gave us our tickets and still had to wait in line about 30 minutes to enter the security check area but that beats the wait time for those in the super long line to purchase tickets. Seeing the Accademia is a must when in Florence.
Reviewed by: Barbara B, United States of America, August 2016
Just so you know....Skip the line actually means that you will not have to stand in the line to purchase tickets when you arrive there! You WILL still have to stand in line to get in the door during high holiday season, so arrive at least 15 to 20 minutes before your appointment time, as we did. We stood in line for about 15 minutes only, and still arrived at the entrance door at only 2 minutes past our appointment time. No big deal! When we came out, there were STILL hundreds of people waiting to buy tickets. So just that made this deal well worth the money! Once inside, there was no one pushing us along, like in the guided tours. We were allowed to look at the art, read the explanations of each piece, and admire it as long as we wished. Of course, it's always nice to keep in mind all of those waiting for their turn though, and not be an art hog. Great experience, great value! I wouldn't attempt to see any great museum, gallery, or famous historical site without doing it this way!