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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 2388612
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for...

Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.

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great! but just for the statue of David!

I was overwhelmed by the line when I arrived to the museum. The line looked a mile long so I would suggest getting fast passes to skip the line! The only thing I came in here for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was overwhelmed by the line when I arrived to the museum. The line looked a mile long so I would suggest getting fast passes to skip the line! The only thing I came in here for was the real statue of David (which was such a beautiful piece of architecture!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Honestly, walking in and seeing the impressiveness of the statue in person is just enough to put you at a loss for words. I didn't want to leave. We spent a good chunk of time waiting in line for this so if you can get timed/ advanced/ skip the line, etc you should. I'm not sure what ticketing options are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot go to Florence and not see the original David! Amazing! Definitely the main attraction at this museum but well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Book in advance and walk to the front of the line for access to not only David but also many other amazing works of art. I really enjoyed learning about the process for creating marble statues. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You're going to see David. That's it. The rest is a very small gallery. For the full effect of art you'll want to go the Uffizi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked our tickets in advance to avoid the queues. I had always wanted to see David's statue so was not disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Accademia Gallery was phenomenal. I'm not a museum guy, but I have to say that I walked around the Accademia Gallery with my mouth open most of the time in awe. It is hard to describe the feeling that you will feel while going through this Gallery, but I guarantee you will not be disappointed. There is so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a skip the line tour through Trip Advisor and it was worth it. The only day we were available was a Tuesday, which is the busiest day for the Gallery. There was a short wait but much better than waiting in a huge line.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We didn't buy tickets in advance but it didn't seem to matter as we waited an hour and half and literally moved 30 feet. People who bought tickets still waited over an hour. Didn't make it inside but they need to improve their system.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are a fan of history or have any knowledge and desire to check the best art pieces of the world, then do not miss the David. It's amazing and worth going to check it out. The whole Academia gives you some great perception of how things were made and their collections are unbelievable

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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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