Plan Your Visit to
Accademia Gallery 2023

Plan Your Visit to Accademia Gallery

The Accademia Gallery was originally established as the Academy of Drawing Arts by Cosimo I de’ Medici. The museum was renamed the Academy of Fine Arts by Pietro Leopoldo, who welcomed more variety of artworks into the gallery. The Michelangelo statue of “David” was moved to the Accademia Gallery in 1873 after residing in the Piazza della Signoria for over 300 years. The marble sculpture resembles the hero who slays Goliath in the Bible and was carved by Michelangelo in 1501.

This statue stands over 5 meters tall and is the jewel of the gallery. Many people consider it to be the ideal representation of male anatomy.

After Florence gained freedom from the Medici Family’s rule in 1737, “David” became a symbol of liberty. It is believed that the statue represents freedom in Florence after the family controlled the city for almost 300 years.

What are Accademia Gallery hours?

The Accademia Gallery is open from 8:15 am to 6:50 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. The last admission is at 06:20 PM.

When is the Accademia Gallery closed?

The Academy gallery closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25.

How long is a tour of the Accademia Gallery?

Depending on your interest and pace, you could spend between 30 and 90 minutes at the Accademia Gallery. Visiting all the main attractions here will take you about 90 minutes.

Where is the Accademia Gallery located?

The Accademia Gallery is located at Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Florence FI, Italy.

How do get to the Accademia Gallery?

Accademia Gallery is located within walking distance of Brunelleschi’s Dome and Baptistery in the city center. Approximately 15 minutes walk from Santa Maria Novella station, passing some incredible sights along the way.

Alternatively, you can take Line 20, which stops just 100 meters from the gallery at Piazza di San Marco.

How much do Accademia Gallery tickets cost?

  • Full price: €12
  • Children under 18: Free

Tickets for the Accademia Gallery, including free passes, are subject to a €4 booking fee. Tickets are not required for children under six.

When is the best time to visit the Accademia Gallery?

There is no doubt that the Accademia Gallery is a busy spot in Florence. Consequently, you should visit the museum when it opens at 8:15 AM or after 5 PM when the crowds thin out.

Visit the Accademia Gallery outside of the summer for a quieter and more enjoyable experience.

Services offered by Academia Gallery to its visitors


To reach the upper floors of the museum, there is a lift.


Disability facilities are available at the museum. The ticket office and entrance are located on Via Ricasoli 60. Wheelchair access is available to all exhibition halls and galleries.


A reduced price of 5 euros is available in the bookshop for audio guides.


A restroom is located near the lift on the ground floor. Toilets are only accessible at the end of the tour.


Accademia Gallery Ground Floor has two bookshops.

Information Desk

Contact the Information Desk at the entrance for more information.

Useful Information

It is not necessary to have a green pass or mask in order to enter the museum.

Visitors must pass a security inspection in order to access the Museum and ensure everyone’s safety.

In order to protect visitors and the artworks on display, the security staff will collect scissors, blades, and any other metal objects at the Museum’s entrance and place them at the metal detector.

As there are no cloakrooms at the Museum, large bags, backpacks, helmets, etc. Will not be permitted entry. Bottles of water not exceeding 0.5 litres are allowed.

Metal detector objects left uncollected on the day of the visit will remain in custody at the Museum until the first Tuesday of the following month. The objects will be considered lost after this date and delivered to the Lost and Found Office of the Municipality of Florence (via Veracini 5/5, 50144 Florence, fax +39 055 3246473, e-mail [email protected]), according to current laws.

If a visitor loses an object inside the Museum, the same procedure will be followed. Objects that are forgotten or lost will not be shipped by the Museum under any circumstances.