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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 2388612
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for...
Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.
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David is a Goliath!

David was the most impressive art we experienced while traveling through Paris/Florence/Rome. The size and detail was great to see in person.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

David was the most impressive art we experienced while traveling through Paris/Florence/Rome. The size and detail was great to see in person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Sign up with a tour group to avoid the long wait... Unless your are planning to be there at the crack of dawn and be the first in line. The tour group gives you the highlights of the museum and at the end you can always hang back spend a bit more time... I was there 30 yrs ago and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great museum, very crowded, book & reserve entry in busy times - this queue is much shorter than the normal one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you come to Florence and don't see David, you missed one of the most iconic pieces of Florence. This is not a large museum, so an hour or two is plenty, but get a skip the line ticket or you could wait 2 hours or more to get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Academia is a smaller museum than most but it is worth getting in to see David. I can't imagine how he was created so amazingly perfect. ....I did feel bad for those in line without a pass. There were those who were in a tour who got in earlier but I like being on my own so the pass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

People call this museum as "David Museum". You will know why because nothing else but David by Michael Angelo is the only thing that is worth seeing. For me, it was still worth it as this statue truly is something that you can spend hours looking at it from different angles and distance to see how much of thinking was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A must Visit, we were able to use a separate entrance to the Accademia Gallery and many other Galleries by using the Firenze Card. We missed the long line extending down the street. The statue of David was more spectacular than I imagined. Seating is available around the statue, I spent Half an hour looking to the master piece of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the statues and art. Great place to visit. Worth the money and if you don't have reservation you just go tell guard you will pay extra fee to skip line. It was 12.00 instead of I think 6.00.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

For €16, the Accademia Gallery exceeded my expectations. Michelangelo's sculptures have been the highlight of the Italian art that I've seen, and the statue of David was the best of them all. Tip: If you haven't reserved tickets and don't want to wait in the long 2 hour line, then go to the ticket office which is right across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

You must visit David.I was absolutely bewildered bye this magnificent sculpture. The size and beauty of it is breathtaking just the detail off it the veins in his hands look closely at him the work bye the great man at the age of 26 is just unbelievable the talent he had. Plenty more to see when you are inside always... More 

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 2388612
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Marco
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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