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This section offers the latest news from the museum, on planned events and more.

During this holiday season, the Accademia Gallery will be closed only on December 25th, December 29th and January 1st.

It will have a special opening on Monday, January 5th during the weekend of the Epiphany on January 6th.

A great chance to see the new lighting and setup of the Florentine Gothic rooms and the special exhibit of the marble Arnina right alongside the gesso statue by Lorenzo Bartolini.


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This past Monday, the three Florentine Gothic Rooms, also called the “Byzantine” rooms, got a face-lift. The lighting in all three rooms has been modernized and offers a much clearer and brighter view of the masterpieces held within, including works by Giotto, the Orcagna brothers and Taddeo Gaddi, among others.


All the works also have new and updated descriptive displays in English and Italian. The biggest change of all has been the repositioning of several of the works within. The large altarpiece by Jacopo di Cione of the Incoronation of the Virgin found in the Orcagna room (to the left as you enter from the Tribune corridor) has been moved to the center of the far wall so that it can be admired more fully as you walk in, with better lighting.

The Giottesque Room to the right is one with the most changes, where you’ll see the formelle by Taddeo Gaddi coming from the Basilica of Santa Croce. Smaller format paintings are nor within a glass case, to better protect them – they had been fully exposed up to now.

View of the "Giottesque Room"

View of the “Giottesque Room”

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This summer, from July 1st through September 30th, the Accademia Gallery will have extended hours every Tuesday, closing at 10pm. Normal entrance fees will  apply.

During this period, the Accademia Gallery is hosting the exhibition “The Fortunes of the Primitives (June 24-December 8), so tickets during extended hours will include the full price ticket that includes a visit to the museum as well as to the exhibition.

Book your tickets online now by using the Booking box to the right –>

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The Accademia Gallery is normally closed on Mondays but will have an exceptional opening this Monday, June 2 on the Day of the Republic.

Opening hours will be 8:15am to 6:50pm.

Enjoy the holiday!

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Extraordinary maintenance on the floor of the Hall of Prisoners has to occur next week, from Monday February 24 through March 3.

This means that during this period, the first two of Michelangelo’s Prisoners, the Young Slave and the Awakening Slave, will unfortunately not be visible. All other areas of the Accademia will be open and accessible to visitors.

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This year, 2014, marks a special year for Florence and Italy: the 450th commemoration of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s death. For the occasion, many of the locations which host works by Michelangelo will be hosting special events and exhibits.

The Accademia Gallery, home to the largest number of Michelangelo’s works in Florence, will in particular host the exhibition “Ri-conoscere Michelangelo” starting February 18 to allow visitors the chance to explore the impact Michelangelo is perceived today given how he was portrayed over the last two centuries through photographs. Read all of the details on the exhibition here.

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