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Accademia di Belle Arti

Via Ricasoli 66, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 215449 – 055 2398660
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Ranked #30 of 222 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Washington, DC
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202 reviews 202 reviews
34 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
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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Utah
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

David was awesome. Worth the wait. Here are some tips that might be helpful. Do yourself a favor and reserve tickets early. There are scalpers who will sell you tickets at a premium price to get in a bit earlier. You still have to stand in the reserved ticket line. We ended up waiting 3 hours. Here are a few... More

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

David was the main attraction and did not disappoint. But the rest is also excellent. If you are going to be in Florence 3 days or longer I suggest the Firenze Card which will minimize your wait time. In May we arrived at 9:30 and even with the card we waited 10-15 minutes to enter. Without it, the wait would... More

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

when we were in our walking tour(only 1 day in florence),our tour leader showed us the place we could reserve the ticket for academia gallery.i dont remember exactly the place because we were in hurry,but i think some where near duomo it was.so,we bought the tickets for about 4 extra euros(?) for each person and were told to be at... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

This gallery was ok. It was great seeing the original David- the lighting and room design is pretty awesome- but I'm that person who likes seeing art where it was intended to be seen, so the replica in the piazza della signoria was probably enough for me. The other sculptures were ok, but I think if you're not really into... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Art in this museum speaks for itself - it's absolutely stunning and well worth seeing. If you have any way of avoiding the high season, ie July/August, do so, as the queues are absolutely massive. Unfortunately the bureaucracy which the Fiorentines have put in place only serves to exacerbate the problem. Even with a pre-reserved ticket, you have to... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had booked a private tour guide for Florence for this museum and other sights. The only way to avoid lines here is to get a reserved timed ticket. This museum is closed on Sunday and Mondays and the Tuesday we were there, it was packed. There were thousands of people standing in line wrapped around the building and we... More

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Queens, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Michelangelo's 'David' is the show-stopper but not the only masterpiece to see. There are wonderful sculptures and paintings that fill this attraction. A whole new part of this time in history comes alive. Even my granddaughters...18 and 8...were amazed and absolutely loved the artwork they saw. Do not miss this if you are in Florence.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Allow waiting time ( about an hour if you arrive early and don't have reservation). It is always fun to visit with others in line. The ticket booth is inside. People are admitted in about groups of ten to keep the space navigable. There is a discount for students wiht iD's only...no others. The gift shop is excellent with fine... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Seeing David was awesome. He was much larger than we imagined. While in line I googled what else was at the accademia museum...and didn't find much...so we were on a mission to get in and see David and that was about it. It was not a disappointment. Also, I think museums in florence are affordable enough to just go in... More

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