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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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The David... is there anything else left to say!?

Benn here twice. ALWAYS purchase tickets online ahead of time, to avoid waiting in line to buy them. It's hard to say anything negative about the place that displays... read more

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

Benn here twice. ALWAYS purchase tickets online ahead of time, to avoid waiting in line to buy them. It's hard to say anything negative about the place that displays Michelangelo's The David. Even if this were the only exhibit, it is worth making the trip and fighting the crowds. You can't miss this if in Florence!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Either book a tour with admission included or get tickets ahead of time if you can. There are always long lines to get in, especially in summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting if you enjoy art and sculpture, there is a lot to see particularly the Statue of David which was much taller than expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit. queued for 2 hours to get in but worth it to see the real David as there are many copies in florence. once inside you can admire the scale of this wonderful sculpture and wonder how this was possible to produce.You find yourself blown away by the beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just for 12,5€ you can see the wonderful sculpture " David " You are gonna be speechless when you see it, that is very amazing! This is a small museum, in one hour you can see all of there, also you can find an unfinished statues of Miguel Angelo, I trongly recommend you go there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Walked up at half past five in the afternoon and walked straight in. This is a must do museum that is manageable within an hour. It was so quiet that my wife could odd alone with the gem of the collection. Easy to get to and well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This should not be rated #9 on attractions in Florence. We bought the Firenze Card as we had last minute travel to the Accademia and it allowed us to bypass lines. The Firenze card is very, very expensive. We went mid-August and there were hardly any lines for the museums. Unfortunately, we had already bought our cards. The museum's star... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Outside you will find Neptune's fountain and you will get astonished at it's human perfection... Then you go into the Accademy and you will be on ecstasy when appreciating David! If you are sensitive you won't control your tears! Everything else in the gallery is great but is eclipsed by David!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have found that when you finally see a place, painting or sculpture in person, it changes. Maybe it is a matter of perspective. The Academia Gallery doesn't disappoint. It is filled with art objects you've seen in books and movies over the years and you will find them to be truly impressive in person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Accademia Gallery is a can't miss. I highly recommend doing a little bit of research about the Gallery before you stop by so you are able to get the full experience. Or get a tour/guide book. They sell great ones at the Gallery! Also, you really should purchase tickets from the website in advance. Otherwise you will likely be... More 

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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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