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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 214 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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Gilbert, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

When I first visited nearly 40 years ago, there were no crowds, there was no wall around the David, and you could take pictures. Now, huge crowds, and guards patrolling to prevent photos. But walking down the corridor of Michelangelo's Captive sculptures and arriving in the dome to see David still takes my breath away. Take time to just sit... More

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Sopchoppy, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I purchased admission tickets in advance as advised and then got sick for three days incorporating the day I had booked the ticket. After I felt better, I went to the ticket office and they would not honor the ticket. I was told if it had only been one day they would have let us in. So upset. Had they... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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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Queensland
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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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