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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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Music portion; small and awesome! Oh, and David was in the building.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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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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Washington, DC
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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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Utah
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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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