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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 219 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Queens, NY
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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Toronto, Canada
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73 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Seeing David in person defies description. The other Michelangelo statues are also impressive but their positioning, with the overwhelmingly large David always in full view, doesn't truly do them justice. We had some initial difficulty finding the ticket office, which is located directly across the street from the entry doors, adjoining a book store. We arrived about 9:30 am. At... More

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Redding, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The wait was worth seeing David, but we had to wait in line longer (2 hours) than those without reservations. Large groups got in faster, too. Just buy your ticket early in the morning, and take your chance on the line. The reservation fee at this museum is a scam. We also didn't get to see an entire room of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My friend dragged me to visit this museum without telling me what to expect. We had to wait two hours under the rain before we manage to get tickets and finally got in. What we found inside was, in my friend's own words, "jaw dropping" :) I know about David's story from the bible but to see Michelangelo's interpretation of... More

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What can you say? This is the museum of Michelangelo's David and of his "Slaves". The works are stunning yet there is a variety of other works that are worth your time in exploring; particularly the early crucifixes. However, buy your tickets in advance! Even with advanced tickets we waited nearly 45 minutes to get in. Well worth the wait!

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a MUST see in Florence even for people who are not art enthusiasts. The 500 year old work is astounding and as impressive as any art I have seen in Europe. Also, the other Michelangelo statues along the hall before the David ich were done early in his life are fascinating. GO!!!

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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had made reservations online for our entry time. Arriving at the Accademia, it was very confusing to figure out where we needed to be and how to get our ticket. Luckily we met some people in line who had figured it out from someone else in line, etc. You bring your printed reservation and take it to the ticket... More

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New York City, New York
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Accademia is a short walk from the Duomo. We pre-brought our tickets online before our trip. We were glad we did, since when we went to the ticket booth to pick up our reserved tickets, there were no tickets available for the rest of the day. We then preceded to the pre-paid line and it took about 20 minutes... More

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