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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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Being able to see Michelangelo's works up close and personal was a lifetime highlight for me. This statue and the other sculptures we saw by other artists were just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Being able to see Michelangelo's works up close and personal was a lifetime highlight for me. This statue and the other sculptures we saw by other artists were just breathtakingly beautiful. Their talent was so obvious. That they could turn marble into these beautiful works of art that have stood the test of time is remarkable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Can't visit Florence without paying a visit to Michelangelo's David. I booked in advance through the hotel to avoid the long waiting line. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The David is the icon, but the gallery of plaster statues is uncrowded & remarkable. So glad to have come.

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Chicago, Illinois
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Admire Michelangelo’s David from a short distance and enjoy the perfection of the most famous statue in Florence and, perhaps, in all the world. In concert with many other works by the master, the experience is breathtaking. Make sure to visit the rest of the museum and see the collection of statues, as well as the musical instruments. For a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You can't go to Florence and don't see Michelangelo's David. No way. I don't remember how much you pay to go in, but worth the money and the line ups. Students under 21 pay less. Is a little far from the piazza and other attractions, but if you are hungry after going there, go to the street parallel to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You cannot come to Italy and not see David. I honestly only went to the Accademia because of this, however, seeing David exceeded the expectations of everyone in my family (including my husband, who has no interest in pretty much any church or museum, and both of my kids, ages 9 and 14). This was the only sight during our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

An absolute must, get tickets ahead of time, there's always a long wait here if you don't. Michelangelo's masterpiece must be seen to be believed! Any picture, any description you've ever seen, heard or imagined, simply cannot come close to what your eyes will behold. Other rooms in this small museum are also worth your time. Believe me, if there's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The presentation of the David was spectacular, but all the other displays were disappointing. The lighting wasn't good, and all those beautiful busts and statues crammed together in one small room didn't do any of the justice. Worth the price to see David, but saw better art work and sculpture elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Go to the Accademia Gallery to see the original David by Michelangelo -- beyond that the Accademia is very limited in its exhibits. If you want a really extensive museum with a multitude of paintings, frescos and statues then a visit to the Uffizi should be a much higher priority. On your way to the Uffizi you can pass and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I am not a museum "fanatic" by any stretch of the imagination but in Italy there is so much history you cannot avoid visiting historical places. The Accademia Gallery was definitely one of the better museums we visited. It was not overcrowded like many of the others, there was plenty of space and we were able to view the exhibits... 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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