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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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To see the David at the end of a long passageway is breathtaking. At least for me I never imagined him to be THAT big! Great to spend some time admiring the craftsmanship.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

To see the David at the end of a long passageway is breathtaking. At least for me I never imagined him to be THAT big! Great to spend some time admiring the craftsmanship.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Davis is spectacular - no question. The details are magnificent and the history that comes with it: 500 year old and still in good shape! But 16,- EUR per person (including reservation fee and hassle) for ONE statue? The rest of the thing is just build around David and make your waiting for your spot in the "selfie-line" more pleasant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The main exhibit in the gallery is Michaelangelo's 'David'. This of course is a highlight and the most beautiful sculpture imaginable. However, the collection of Francescian altarpieces and frescos were far beyond the quality of art in other areas of Europe in the 13th -15th centuries. Well worth a visit, but try to ring in advance for tickets to avoid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

First, make sure you get reservations well in advance. We ordered ours online from the US, and found many other visitors who had not gotten reservations shut out of this amazing place. You can pick up yopur tickets (if you made reswervations) across the street from the entrance. Tickets were 16.15 euros pp. Entering the L'Academia, one sees the David... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Accademia Gallery is great to visit. It is not that big, but the view of Micheangelos Masterpiece "David" is tremendous. It is stunning.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The queues for this place are extremely long. However, we waited in line for about an hour. The gallery is very interesting but its very busy inside, especially around the David statue with lots of people taking selfies and photos - understandable as it is the main attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

David was magnetic, powerful, mesmerizing, angelic, uplifting, awesome, amazing, dazzling, stunning, and captivating. I could have stood there rapt for a very long time--far longer than the crowds or our tour allowed. This is the David to see. The one in the square pales in comparison. Actually, there is no comparison. Rarely is an experience so wonderful that I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I spent a day in this gallery but still not enough. No reason not going to this gallery if you are in Florence . If you don't want to queue for an hour, join the tour with authorized agent is not bad. we joined a local agent for a shortcut. not bad for travelers for choosing such kind of agency... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Of course it was crowded, but that did not dampen my spirits. Being able to see David and so many other priceless works of art was an amazing experience. All of the statues leading up to David were interesting. We did take a guided tour - it was one that was being offered outside of the museum. It is worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great museum in Florence that is a must see for everyone. Aside David, there are several other famous and great work of art there. Buy your tickets online ahead to avoid long lines.

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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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