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Accademia di Belle Arti

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Address: Via Ricasoli 66, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 215449 – 055 2398660
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Worth waiting 1 hour to see David

We decided to pay on the door. So we paid E12.50 each instead of E23 minimum for on-line reservation. We arrived at 8:15, when the ticket office opens and had to wait for one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Chalfont St Peter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We decided to pay on the door. So we paid E12.50 each instead of E23 minimum for on-line reservation. We arrived at 8:15, when the ticket office opens and had to wait for one hour. Those with tickets also had to wait, but perhaps only about 20 min. Either way, David was well worth it! Also enjoyed the many other... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The David is located in the Accademia. You need to purchase tickets in advance to avoid lines. Remember not to wear a backpack.

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Owen Sound, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had the opportunity to tour the museum while on our Italy tour. We also had a local specialist that accompanied us and gave great details on the sculptures of Michaelangeo. It is really hard to get your head around the fact that he sculpted "David" at the age of 23 and that he did not use a model but... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I thought the "reserved line" wait was reasonable. A bit pricey for $32 euros per person. But once you're in, you have a chance to roam the museum as you like and there are some places to sit and enjoy being near all the art. But I'd still rate the museum average. Now, the experience of seeing David is definitely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

David's statue's the main attraction, which might not prove enough given the price tag and the huge queues (although you can pre-book for €4 and skip the queue which is probably worth it). Note there are replicas of the statue throughout the city. Also beware backpack/larger bag not allowed inside and they do not provide a cloakroom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

So you want to see David? Well, he's there and all his gloriousness. Seeing the details on this 6 ton white naked dude, really helps you understand why it's been regarded as a masterpiece. There are other sculptures and lots of religious art. But that doesn't matter, all that is just "meh" compared to the music exhibit or wing. Anyway,... More 

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Defiance, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In one large space within the Accademia di Belle Arti are the Palestrina Pieta, third of his four Pieta's, and the incomparable "David", as well as four unfinished pieces, known as the Prisoners, intended for the tomb of Pope Julius II, and a statue of Saint Matthew, also unfinished. These works are magnificent and a ":must see' when in Florence.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Michael Angelo's David is the most famous attraction and we had to queue for about half an hour, but worth the wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We reserved tickets (via telephone) and picking up the tickets was easy, so we had no queues etc. Seeing the original David was incredible and for some reason I am always one to see the original if I can! However after seeing David, the rest of the museum seemed to pale in comparison. If you are a lover of sculpture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is the home of David, and you should not miss seeing him. I would advise going early or late in the day to avoid the heavy traffic. If you are not with a tour group and cannot get an on line reservation, call the reservation line and get a number. I did and while paying an additional fee, it... More 

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Address: Via Ricasoli 66, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 215449 – 055 2398660
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Marco

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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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