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Galleria dell'Accademia

Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 2388612
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As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #40 of 220 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We only had 2 1/2 days in Florence, and had to choose between the Uffizi and the Accademia. After reading reviews about those limited on time, we choose the Accademia and are so glad we did. There are wonderful works of art in the museum, but honestly - David steals the show. Such a beautiful work of art, truly awe... More

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Ticket price is same as Uffizi Gallery -- €6.5 + 4.0 for an express ticket. However, if you have the time or budget to visit only one of the two, I will pick Uffizi. Michelangelo's David is really spectacular -- one of its kind. However, this is the only thing to see in this gallery. Besides, seeing the real thing... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

On a perfect day in May, 2014, we went to appointed spot in plaza outside Galleria deli Uffizi, to meet our tour guide, Maurizio Tocchioni (owner), FLORENCEPASS TOUR OPERATOR. As luck would have it, we were the only two subscribers for this tour, so we benefitted greatly from a two and one-half "private" tour. Fantastico!

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It was worth the one and a half hour wait on line to see the collection of statues,paintings,musical instruments and video displays.The massive statue of David is really impressive.The various paintings depicting biblical scenes are also a treat to the eyesight.The displays of musical instruments from the 18th century also added to the enjoyment of the visit.

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Cambridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

If you buy tickets on line, you pick them up across from entrance at a little store at number 51. We were directed to the wrong place and it took us a while to find the correct place to get the tickets. Line goes quite fast with pre booked tickets although it looks quite busy and crowded. David is amazing... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Truly people - it doesn't matter if the rest of the walls were bare - it's all about David & that's more than enough! Created by Michaelangelo from 1501 - 1504 (600 hundred years ago!) it's 17 feet tall! DUH! You meander through several other rooms, exit into a corridor & BOOM! there he is at the end. It takes... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

GET TICKETS EARLY! (make reservations) Don't plan on walking straight up and go straight in...... line was LONG. LARGE groups get in first. Once in... go straight to see David, the other statues by Michelangelo and then see the other statues, paintings and artwork. The Statue of David is awe inspiring! It is huge and the detail is amazing! There... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I will start out by saying: I am not an art person. So, if you are, ignore what I say! I pre-purchased tickets for a set time (in June) to go to the Accademia, and we still had to wait in line (about 30 or more minutes) to get in. David is pretty incredible, and you might as well go... More

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Turlock, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

All I can say is David is amazing....worth the wait. Download Rick Steve's free audio guide to learn and appreciate the piece just a bit more.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The only things worth seeing are the unfinished statues by Michelangelo and off course the superbe David. The rest is not worth your while.

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