The Accademia and Michelangelo's David, Florence, Italy - about tickets
Both the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia (Michelangelo's David) are closed on Mondays. Other than that they are open Tuesday to Sunday from 8.15 AM to 6.50 PM. Last booking for the Accademia is 5.30 PM whereas the Uffizi will only accept bookings up to 4.45 PM. Opinions vary, and it very much depends on your appetite for Renaissance art, but we wouldn't recommend 'doing' both galleries in one day. Yes, it can be done, but the Uffizi is pretty big and there is an awful lot to see.
PRICING (STANDARD TICKETS):
Prices include booking fees and service charges, and also cover entrance to any special exhibitions that may be showing during your visit. There is no charge whatsoever for children under six years of age (they do not need to reserve). EU citizens aged between 18 and 25 qualify for reduced price tickets. EU citizens under the age of 18 or over the age of 65 do not need to pay the entry price; there is still, however, a charge to cover booking fees, service charges and entry to special exhibits. We are only able to make bookings of this sort if they are part of a paying group.
PRICING ('NO EXHIBITION' TICKETS):
For large parts of the year, and almost always during the summer, the Galleria plays host to at least one special exhibition. The gallery levies a charge for the exhibition automatically, whether you choose to visit or otherwise, and we include the charge in the pricing of our standard ticket (above). However, if you're intending to visit outside of these times, we offer tickets at a slightly lower cost given the lack of additional attractions.
HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:
To reserve tickets for the Accademia Gallery, just fill out the booking form, give us a first and second preference for date and time (dates are in European DD/MM/YYYY format), supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you to the Accademia and present it at the ticket desk ... they will swap it for your entry ticket. As simple as that!
The Accademia has an employee who deals with those who've pre-booked; present your voucher and it'll be exchanged for tickets. You won't have to join the serpentine queue, but nonetheless we'd advise you to arrive 15 minutes before your entry time.
PLEASE NOTE: You must present yourself at the galleries at the time specified on your booking voucher - admittance will not be granted at other times. For this reason, if you're planning on seeing the Accademia and the Uffizi on the same day, please be sure to leave at least a couple of hours between visits.
Please also be prepared to show some ID - It is sometimes difficult for Italian officials to understand that not all countries require their citizens to carry ID cards, if indeed they are issued in said countries at all. You will often find that nothing other than a Passport or Driving Licence (with photograph) will suffice. If you're researching your trip and trying to choose a Florence hotel, we're happy to steer you towards ahotelinitaly.com.
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