Plan your visit to the Accademia Gallery

The Accademia Gallery is one of the top museums in the world and in Florence. Every year, millions of visitors to Florence and Tuscany enter the Accademia to see with their own eyes Michelangelo’s David and some of the most famous works of art and masterpieces that have marked mankind’s artistic innovation through the centuries.

Below are the basics to start planning your visit to the Accademia Gallery.


Via Ricasoli 58-60 – near Piazza San Marco.

Museum Hours

Starting October 6, the museum will follow these opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00am – 6:45pm
Mondays: closed

During the entire month of October 2020, the museum will have longer evening hours on two days of the week:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Entrance into the museum will be allowed up to 30 minutes before closing time.

The museum is closed: every Monday, January 1, May 1, December 25.

Note: the museum is open on all holidays that fall during a week day aside from those mentioned above. If a holiday falls on a Monday, when the museum is generally closed, the Museum’s board of directors along with unions decide whether to do a special opening of the Accademia on that Monday given the long holiday weekend. These special openings will be on our “News” section so check there if a holiday on a Monday is coming up.

COVID rules for visiting the Accademia

The maximum number of visitors at any time is set at 200.

Groups of up to 5 people + a guide are allowed. Larger groups will not be permitted entrance.

To guarantee a safe visit, the museum has set up a one-way route through the museum and thus several halls are temporarily closed to the public. This includes the Hall of Musical Instruments and the entire first floor.
Starting October 6, 2020, the Hall of the Colossus is closed for maintenance.

At the entrance, all visitors will have their temperature checked. If it is 37.5°C or higher, you will not be allowed to enter the museum.

You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times while you’re inside the museum.

The museum has set up clearly identifiable stations with disinfectant gel: you are asked to clean your hands when you enter the museum and at the bookshop and exit.

You are asked to maintain your distance from other visitors, at about 1.5 meters. Opera Laboratori Fiorentini, the museum’s partner, has created an APP called “The Right Distance”. You can download it for free on your phone and use it during your visit as it sends a vibrating alert when the distance between you and other visitors is less than the recommended 1.5 meters.

Admissions Tickets

There are three types of admissions tickets: read this page to get all of the details.

Services & Amenities

Small book shop in the Hall of Anticolosso (next to the metal detector)
Large book shop by the exit of the museum after the Byzantine Halls
No cloakroom
Umbrella-holder before entering the Sala del Colosso (remember to pick it up on exiting the museum)
Restrooms in lower level (near exit) which can only be accessed at the end of your visit.
Multimedia room (on the first floor)

All the necessary equipment is installed to make the museum entirely wheelchair-accessible.

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