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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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I had a moment of insanity and actually debated if seeing the "David" in person was actually worth it. Yes it is. The detail is incredible. After taking your obligatory photo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I had a moment of insanity and actually debated if seeing the "David" in person was actually worth it. Yes it is. The detail is incredible. After taking your obligatory photo, just stand in front of it and take it in. There are other great works that are also worth looking at in the museum. We used the Firenze card... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you are solo, book a private tour or self guided so you can take your time; do not book a cattle car tour that will rush you through. The art is breathtaking but of course it is religious based. This is not a New York gallery with a variety of subjects. Looking at the faces and expressions and hands... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not worth standing in line. If you have a skiptheline pass, go in, otherwise you won't miss much if you dont.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Yes, David is amazing, but dealing with the crowds is a pain. Even with advance purchased tickets, we had to wait quite awhile to get in. Then, you have to navigate around all the people taking pictures with their phones. Very distracting and spoils the mood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I booked a private tour from Canada with a travel agent using Florence Town Tours - a local tour operator. The tours cater to the language of participants. Since there were only two English speaking participants, it was like getting a private tour from an extremely knowledgeable guide. Not only were the entrance lines avoided, the details and insights disseminated... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The David is definitely the best part of the Accademia Gallery. Huge and very impressive, but I wasn't too thrilled with the other pieces. Make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time to avoid the sometimes lengthy line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Florence at noon, checked in to our hotel, found some lunch, and made our way on foot to the Accademia in the middle of the afternoon, hoping it wouldn't be too crowded. We had purchased the Firenze Pass, which costs 72 euros, is good for 72 hours, and includes most sights in Florence. We activated it on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Best to pre-book your entrance tickets as the lines are horrendously long. Even with a ticket it took us 30minutes to get in. Monday the meuseum is closed so keep that in mind if you are there for a short visit. We only went to see the David statute and were blown away by it. Must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

For those with a historical bend of mind, this is a must visit. Filled with history across the floors. Even for those not so academically minded, the Statue of David will be more that enough to make this place worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We showed up in the early evening without reservations. There was a long line-up to the end of the block. A museum guide came out and invited people to pay an extra €25(?) to take a guided tour and bypass the lineup. We opted to just wait. Fortunately, the lineup moved quickly and we were inside in less than 30... More 

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