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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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Magnificent sculptures by Michelangelo

This is a small very popular museum, crowded with people because it houses some of Michelangelo';s finest work, including his David, which alone is well worth the price. If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
Michael H
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Red Wing MN

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Red Wing MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is a small very popular museum, crowded with people because it houses some of Michelangelo';s finest work, including his David, which alone is well worth the price. If you see only one piece of marble in your life, let it be this one.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The Academia with its prized sculpture of David is worth the trip but lining up outside you are constantly barraged by very aggressive street vendors and gypsies that don't like no as an answer. Physical confrontations with some of the vendors here are a real issue .

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Belgrade, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We really enjoy the museums with sculptures in combinations with paintings. I tend to find the painting frames sometimes more beautiful than the painting itself. Sculptures on the other hand are demential so the feeling is completely different. I can see and feel the details of the craftsman. Art is so much a persons perception, what they look at and... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Here you can see "David", the impressive masterpiece by Michelangelo, nd other interesting sculptures. Skip the huge lines with the firenze card.

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Thank Iv_miruna
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This relatively small museum is definitely worth a visit just for David alone. For classical music enthusiasts, the musical instruments museum is also fantastic, with hundreds-of-years-old Stradivari violins, etc. The line for the museum was INSANE, and I went in October. I got in much faster with a Firenze Card, which pays for itself if you visit 5 or 6... More 

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Thank LAguy888
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Spent 4 nights in Florence, did not really think about going to see David. My travel companion suggested it and I said sure. As you have probably noted in numerous reviews the line was long to get in. We were approached by a guy selling guided tours of 1 hours duration for 32 euros each that got you to the... More 

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Thank Tony K
Hod Hasharon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We were visiting the art academy with the kids, and took a guided tour. We all enjoyed it. David by Michelangelo is really impressive! Recommended.

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Thank Elad S
Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Get your tickets online in advance so you can avoid lines and get the time that works best for you. Unfortunately we relied on our private tour guide to do this for us and almost missed out because they forgot to buy the tickets. We were traveling with elementary school aged kids and they really got a kick out of... More 

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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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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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