Galleria dell’Accademia

Florence, Italy
Kirker Holidays

Galleria dell’Accademia, in Piazza San Marco, is the second most important gallery in Florence – after the Uffizi – and should be on every visitor’s wish list. It is most famous for Michelangelo’s iconic statue of David (there is a copy in the Piazza della Signoria and also in the Piazza Michelangelo up on the hill overlooking the city), as well as The Slaves and Pieta di Palestrina. The paintings and sculpture collection are exceptional, but many visitors miss the fascinating (and less crowded) musical instruments section, with a small but remarkable collection of historic instruments.

Queues can be long, but a timed entrance voucher can be pre-booked with the Kirker Concierge prior to departure. Exchange this voucher across the street at No. 51 first. Open Tuesday to Sunday 08:15 –18:50. Also open Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 22:00 from mid-June until the end of September. Closed Mondays.


Speak to an expert - 020 7593 2288

Our expert reservations team regularly travel to a wide range of destinations to explore new cities, visit hotels and to research museums, galleries and restaurants so that we can offer the most up-to-date advice and recommendations.


Join our mailing list to receive the latest updates and travel inspiration.