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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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Some may say not another gallery however another not to be missed. The sculpture of David and the others in the room, some not completed are beautiful to view. I sat there for a... read more

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

Some may say not another gallery however another not to be missed. The sculpture of David and the others in the room, some not completed are beautiful to view. I sat there for a while just looking at these.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

First... Get there either before 9 or late in the afternoon. The crowds can be really overwhelming otherwise. If you have a Firenze card, there is a separate line for if you already have tickets! Don't download the Accademia app. It sucks more than a Dyson vacuum and is a horrible waste of money. They are open quite late for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It is a must that all travellers to Florence visit the Accademia; David cannot be missed and he will always astonish and amaze those who see him. Obviously David is the main attraction, yet there are many other works of art and sculpture to be enjoyed, such as a group of fantastic unfinished sculptures by the great Michelangelo; which in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very small, but impressive museum. David is obviously the highlight . Get there early or plan to wait.

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Falkoping, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really nice to see "the real" David statue. Very crowded. More art to see, but not anything so good as David.

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Comox Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We per booked a tour of Accademia Gallery, which really is the best, most stress free way to plan. We met the guide at a near by square and she took us around the area and through that gallery. Seeing the statue of David was very memorable . It was fabulous! I think I bought out the gift shop of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

With the help of the wonderful host of the apartments just opposite Accademia Gallery, the tickets to the Gallery was ordered via a phone call. No payment was required until I picked up my tickets. If you book online, pre-payment must be made upon placing the order. Of course, there is still a 4Euro reservation charge, but it's well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You cannot visit Florence without seeing David in the Accademia Gallery. He was so much larger than I expected, and despite seeing numerous photos, none of them did David the justice he deserves. It's a true masterpiece. The rest of the museum is full of beautiful Renaissance art and many statues. It's absolutely worth a visit. Do yourself a favor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

David is the star here, and the first glance of him will take your breath away. Many people more gifted than I have sung his praises, but the statue is so beautiful it will bring tears to your eyes, Do yourself a favor and buy your tickets ahead of time for an early entrance. He is very popular.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Another attraction that has crazy long lines. To each their own if it's worth standing in line to see the picutres and the real David. There's a fake David outside the museum that to me looks just as good. take a selfie with it and move on, unless if you are really in to art.

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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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