How to Reach Accademia Gallery

The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze (Accademia Gallery) lies in the historic core of Florence, close to the Florence Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower, among other popular attractions. 

The Accademia Gallery’s address is Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122 Firenze Fl, Italy.

The outside of the gallery blends seamlessly with the building as the Accademia was formerly a hospital in the 1300s. After that, it evolved into an Academy of Fine Arts. 

Although there are several replicas of Michelangelo’s original David sculpture in Florence, the Accademia Gallery is home to the original. 

A dome and natural light streaming on the enormous sculpture are significant in the hallway. 

The David is a 17-foot-tall structure built completely of a single marble block. The statue of David, a must-see in Florence, is now what makes it most well-known.

If you are wondering how to get to Galleria dell’Accademia, it is accessible by —

Additionally, it is within walking distance from most attractions in Florence, including Uffizi Gallery and Piazza San Marco. Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery are less than 2 km away. 

You can save both time and money if you purchase the combo tickets and visit both museums on the same day.


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Public transportation is a cheap and relatively fast way of getting to Accademia Gallery. 

You can travel to Accademia from Florence by bus using line 20. 

Beslan T1 Fortezza to Santa Reparata will take you to Accademia in three minutes. 

Other bus lines that go through the gallery or its nearby location are 14B, 17, 23A, 6A, and 6B.

A bus ticket to the Accademia Gallery will cost you approximately €1.50. 

You can reach the Accademia Gallery through three nearby bus stops, outlined as follows:

Bus stopWalking distance to Accademia Gallery
Battisti San Marco2 minutes
Museo Di San Marco2 minutes
Santissima Annunziata3 minutes


Santa Maria Novella (SMN) is the closest train station to the Accademia Gallery.

The train station is a 14-minute walk from the gallery.   

The following train line routes run to the nearby station. 

  • Firenze – Borgo Sl Via Pontassieve
  • Firenze – Pisa – Livorno
  • Firenze – Pistoia – Lucca – Viareggio
  • Firenze – Borgo Sl – Faenza
  • Firenze – Arezzo – Chiusi (Rm)


Florence is a highly walkable city.

One can get around from one attraction to another within 15 to 30 minutes.

Some famous attractions you can walk from to reach the Accademia are as follows:

Nearby attractionDistance from AccademiaWalking time
Piazza San Marco 150 m2 minutes
Hospital of Innocents350 m4 minutes
Riccardi Medici Palace350 m4 minutes 
Leonardo Da Vinci Museum 400 m5 minutes
Piazza del Duomo500 m6 minutes
Cappelle Medicee500 m6 minutes
Piazza della Repubblica 750 m9 minutes
Piazza Della Signoria1 km 12 minutes
Piazza San Marco150 m2 minutes
Hospital of Innocents350 m4 minutes
Riccardi Medici Palace350 m4 minutes
Leonardo da Vinci Museum400 m5 minutes
Piazza del Duomo500 m6 minutes
Cappalle Medicee500 m6 minutes
Uffizi Gallery1 km12 minutes

If you enjoy walking, you can book a guided walking tour to some major attractions in Florence—Accademia, Brunelleschi’s Dome, and Cathedral Tour—with skip-the-line tickets.  

If you’re traveling with a small group, you can also book a small group guided walking tour of the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery.

One of the most convenient modes of travel is taking a taxi which drops you right in front of the gallery. 

You can call a local taxi from anywhere in the city to get to the Accademia Gallery. 

The Uffizi Gallery is around 2.5 km from the Accademia Gallery, with a travel time of about 11 minutes by road.

Pre-Book your skip-the-line tickets to the galleries for added convenience and a hassle-free experience. 


Driving also suits you if you’re looking for fast and convenient travel models. 

The Accademia Gallery itself doesn’t offer a parking facility. However, there is a small parking space available near the gallery.

Carry a map to Accademia Gallery for your convenience.

Parking Facilities near the Accademia Gallery

Parking spaceDistance to Accademia Gallery
Central Parking Firenze100 m
Florence300 m
Park2Go Parcheggio Firenze1 km

The parking spaces can fill up quickly on holidays and weekends. So, it might be best to reserve your parking spot if you plan to visit on such a busy day.  


For your reference, here are some Frequently asked questions:

How to visit the Accademia Gallery?

Arrive early to beat the crowds, buy tickets online or at the door, and abide by security protocols. 

Observe Michelangelo’s David and other art pieces at your own pace while observing the gallery’s guidelines.

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