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Accademia di Belle Arti

Via Ricasoli 66, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 215449 – 055 2398660
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Ranked #33 of 211 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

the gallery is a wonderful place to spend several hours.we had a great guide and he was very informative about all the art, not just DAVID. glad we took the skip the line tour , as there were many school groups lined up waiting to go in.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

first thing , accademia is much more than David, but MichaelAngelo's masterpiece sure dwarves everything. We went on a guided tour as I was scared of the big lines & lucky I did. Our tour guide made sure we understood that it was just much much more than David. for the statue of David, One word.. Marvellous. it is perfection.... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Seeing Michelangelo's utterly spectacular and iconic "David" was worth the price of admission, even if it was the only art piece to see. Still, there were plenty of other religious paintings and sculptures there to keep you interested. We were particularly fascinated by the short video that demonstrated how sculptors, including these fine masters, made plaster casts of the sculptures... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Buy your tickets ahead of time. I hate lining up only to have people try to jump the line. There are A LOT of websites that will try to sell them, but buy them here http://www.b-ticket.com/b-ticket/uffizi/venueAccademia.aspx it's the official one. Buying them ahead of time is important if you are going in the summer. This museum is significantly smaller than... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Michelangelo's huge statue of David is the centrepiece of this museum. It has to be seen up close to be believed. The detail is incredible. Some of the paintings are good, but mostly religious art and all became a bit of a blur. Still you have to see David.

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N Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We bought our tickets ahead of time online (www.firenzemusei.it is the official site, and you can also get tickets to the Uffizi here) but it probably wasn't necessary for late February at 3:30 in the afternoon. The line to get in wasn't long at all. The museum is much smaller than the Uffizi, which was nice since we were already... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The David statue is the reason to visit the Accademia and it is not to be missed. Very impressive! We purchased the Firenze card, which includes priority access to the museum. It worked well for us; we visited Sunday, June 30, 2013. There was probably a 10 min (if that) wait using the Firenze card. However, the line for those... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We used a Amici degli Uffizi Card to get into the Accademia to see the Statue of David. It not only got us free entry but also enabled us to skip the very long queue. The statue itself is impressive but unfortunately there were quite a lot of people here and we found the rest of the galllery a bit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

While the Accademia has David, there is so much more to the museum that is worth seeing. While it might be tempting to leave after you see David, it is nice to see the rest of the museum as well. I did not have the audio guide but just enjoyed walking through and enjoying the masterpieces in front of me.... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had asked at the TI about buying a Frienze card for 72 euros. She said that since January is a low season we would be able to walk right in to any museum plus there are not the exhibitions either. It was so true that we walked right into the Accademia and bought tickets for 6.5 euros. It was... More

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