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About the Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

The Accademia and Michelangelo's David, Florence, Italy - about ticket types, opening, and regulations

OPENING TIMES:

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:

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 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.

HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:

To reserve tickets for the Accademia Gallery, just fill out the booking form (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 or download your entry voucher. Take it with you to the Accademia and present it at the ticket desk (paper or on mobile device) ... 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.

Below are some extensive details issued by the Florentine authorities on rules and regulations for visiting the Accademia, perhaps of particular interest to schools and large groups, where regulations changed considerably from 2019.

THE ACCADEMIA AND MICHELANGELO'S DAVID - RULES AND REGULATIONS:

All visitors must pass through metal detectors, and any knives or objects considered to be dangerous will not be cleared; there are no cloakroom facilities or lockers, with no large bags or rucksacks permitted - nothing that measures more than 40 * 30 * 18 centimetres. No pets are allowed inside, but guide dogs are permitted. Telephones must be turned off or in silent mode.

The following are forbidden inside the gallery:

  • Smoking or vaping.
  • Flash photography, use of selfie-sticks or tripods.
  • Any drinks or liquids other than water, in plastic bottles no larger than 50cl.
  • Eating or any food consumption.
  • Sitting on floors or stairs.
  • Enter with umbrellas or parasols - these must be left at entrance, and they must be collapsible type.
  • Make drawings or sketches with anything other than pencil.

Behaviour must be decorous at all times, no shouting, running or climbing, no touching of art-works, and no ignoring signsage or staff. Dress is obviously not as restricted as when visiting religious buildings, but torsos must not be bare, nor feet.

 

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Coronavirus in Italy

IMPORTANT ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Please note that in order to use your tickets you MUST be able to provide one of the following documents!

  • - Covid19 Green Pass certification (in digital or paper format) able to attest - together with a valid identity document - that they have received at least one dose of one of the vaccines authorized by the EMA or AIFA (Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNtech, Vaxzevria by Astrazeneca, Janssen by Johnson & Johnson and Moderna)
  • - or have tested negative to a molecular or rapid swab in the last 48 hours
  • - or have recovered from Covid19 in the previous six months.
  • Exemptions: COVID-19 Green Certification is not required for children excluded by age from the vaccination campaign (under 12 years of age) and those exempt on the basis of appropriate medical certification.
Visitors from Israel, Canada, Japan and the United States

With reference to people coming from the countries of Israel, Canada, Japan and the United States, it should be noted that in relation to vaccination certificates issued by the health authorities of these countries, in accordance with the provisions of EU Recommendation no. 2021/912 of 20 May 2021, they must include at least the following data:

  • - Identifying data of the person;
  • - Data regarding the type of vaccine and date(s) of administration.

Please note that certificates must be accepted if they are in Italian, English, French or Spanish. If the certificate is not issued in bilingual form and not in one of the four languages indicated in the Order of the Minister of Health of 18 June 2021, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation.

This documentation must be presented at the entrance when the body temperature is checked.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a Green Pass and a valid identity document, you will not be able to access and your ticket will not be refunded. For further information www.dgc.gov.it

Due to Coronavirus many venues and events are applying strict entry conditions. These will vary by venue but common examples are:

  • You must wear a compliant CE mask (Ordinanza RT n.48) which covers both mouth and nose.
  • Disposable single-use gloves must be worn at all times.
  • Hands (or gloves) must be cleaned with a disinfectant gel on entry.
  • Your temperature (which will be measured on entry) must not be above 37.5°C.
  • Visitors must maintain a social distance of 1.8m at all times.
  • There may be a maximum visitor limit in place - in some cases this may lead to delays

Any conditions may be changed without notice as Italian regulations are updated.

If you are denied entrance because of failure to meet entry conditions, no refunds will be available.