Accademia Gallery tickets and audio guide
Attractions & guided tours

Accademia Gallery tickets and audio guide

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Validity: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the David: all the secrets revealed
  • Avoid the queues and save your time
  • Visit the museum with an audio guide at your own pace
  • Learn more about Michelangelo's career
What to expect

Enjoy total immersion in Michelangelo's art with this ticket to the Accademia Gallery that allows you to skip the long queue at the entrance. Take advantage of the audio guide with commentaries by expert art historians recorded in your own language to learn about Michelangelo's most renowned work, the David, and other important masterpieces such as the Prisoners, the Palestrina Pietà and San Matteo. This tour is ideal for all those who wish to visit the second most visited museum in Florence and one of the most important museums in Italy in total freedom.

The Gallery was founded in 1784 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Lorraine with the aim of providing sculptural models that students of the nearby Academy of Fine Arts could study and reproduce. At the Academy, they studied some of the best known Florentine artists, among which included Michelangelo Buonarroti, Francesco da Sangallo, Benvenuto Cellini, Giorgio Vasari and Giambologna.

Let yourself be surprised by the imposing sculpture of David, the emblem of the Renaissance ideal of beauty and the symbol of the Republic of Florence at its height of splendor. Be touched by the human pathos fixed forever in time in the Palestrina Pietà and admire the famous Prisoners who still seem to struggle to free themselves from the marble blocks in which they are trapped. In addition to the most important collection of Michelangelo's sculptures in the world, the audio guide will allow you to discover the single largest collection of paintings on gold background as well as the Museum of Musical Instruments housed in the Accademia Gallery.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Caf Tour’s staff assistance at the meeting point
    • Skip-the-line ticket for the Accademia Gallery
    • Audio guide in 5 languages
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 0-6): free of charge (show a document proving children’s age upon request)
    Where

    Via Ricasoli 58, 50122 Florence FI, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Accademia Gallery Museum: entrance for pre-booked tickets. An assistant will be waiting for you wearing blue clothing with Caf Tour and Gray Line logos.

    What to remember
    • During periods of increased inflow of visitors, despite reservation, admission to the museum may be subject to delays due to security reasons which cannot be attributed to Caf Tour & Travel responsibility
    • To collect the audio guide inside the museum you have to show the original copy of your Identity Card or Passport; your ID document will be returned to you when you return the undamaged audio guide
    • If you lose or don’t return the audio guide, you will be asked for a refund of €250 per unit
    • Audio guides are not available for children under the age of 7
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    When
    • November - March: Tuesday to Sunday at 9.15am
    • April - October: Tuesday to Sunday at 10.30am; 12.00pm; 1.30pm
    • Closed on Monday, 25 December, 1 January and 1 May
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Check-in time: 15 minutes before the start of the tour
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    Provider
    Caf Tour & Travel - Gray Line Florence
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.
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