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Whatever you do, book your ticket well in advance of your trip. Half of our group bought tickets six weeks in advance, skip the line passes through Viator. The other half tried to buy a day or two in advance...sold out! The line is really long in June. The David must be seen in person to appreciate.
If you're here only to see David, Michael Angelo's statue. You can see it without entering the gallery! There's a place/door from the street near the Duomo where you can see it from 10 meters distance, zoom in with your camera, perfect photo!
It really is only about the 13 and 14 centuries and Michelangelo's David! After the richness of the Uffizi my first impression was that I missed a floor! They really shouldn't be charging the same admission fee!
Terrible, terrible, terrible. We booked months in advance, then we arrived to a huge line to exchange your voucher for a ticket. Hmm... What if they just emailed you a ticket instead? But you have to do that, then wait in the actual line. That's not even the worst part... David, is just amazing, there's no question about it. BUT, the annoying employee saying "shh" as loudly as possible every 2 minutes, is way more annoying than the low level of noise produced by excited tourists. The rest of the museum is quite a joke. Very small, and nothing notable. We were in and out in less than 30 minutes (not including the time spent in lines).
Purchase an advance ticket so you can skip the line. Most reviewers say that the Accademia website is difficult to use and send you to other websites (with additional fees) but didn't find that to be true - worked easily and saved lots of time.
The Accademia is not solely about Michelangelo's David. There are many more important paintings and plaster works by known artists. It also houses a Museum of Musical Instruments that contains several stringed instruments made by Antonio Stradivari.