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 – located between the Duomo and Piazza San Marco, on block closest to San Marco.

Museum Hours

The museum is open: from Tuesday to Sunday: 8:15am – 6:50pm (last entrance allowed at 6:20pm)
The museum is always closed on Mondays.

The museum is also closed: January 1, May 1, December 25 (and every Monday).

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.

Special Summer Hours 2023

From June 13 through October 31, 2023, the museum will be open until 10pm every TUESDAY and until 9pm every THURSDAY. Last entrance is 30 minutes prior to closing time.

Admissions Tickets

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

Services & Amenities

At the entrance, all visitors must go through security inspection. Items like scissors, blades or other metal objects that could pose danger to people or works on display will be confiscated by security and can be collected at exit.

The museum does NOT have a cloakroom, so visitors with large bags or backpacks, helmets, etc will not be allowed entry. Water bottles of up to half a liter are allowed in bags.

Large book shop by the exit of the museum after the Byzantine Halls.

Umbrella-holder can be found before entering the Sala del Colosso (remember to pick it up on exiting the museum).

Restrooms are in lower level (near the exit) which can only be accessed at the end of your visit.

The museum is equipped to accommodate persons with motor disabilities. Entrance and ticket office are accessible from Via Ricasoli 60. All of the halls and galleries are completely wheelchair accessible. An accessible bathroom is available on the ground floor, near the elevator.

LOST & FOUND: Any objects left at the metal detector and not collected on the same day or lost in the museum will remain at the museum until the first Tuesday of the following month, then the museum send all these objects to the Lost and Found office of the City of Florence. The museum WILL NOT SHIP these forgotten items, you need to return to the museum in person to request assistance.

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