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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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Accademia Gallery Tour

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Well-Organized high quality tour

This was our third visit to the Accemidici and Uffuzi gallery but the first that we did as an organized tour organized with Viator. The prices were substantial but the quality and... read more

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our third visit to the Accemidici and Uffuzi gallery but the first that we did as an organized tour organized with Viator. The prices were substantial but the quality and knowledge of the tour guides were excellent. In the past we had taken the tours on our own and had to coordinate buying tickets in advance. For the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You really must slow down when walking in to enjoy all the Michelangelos. The 'Prisoners' are amazing!

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are not words to describe what you feel and how you are affected when you come around the corner of the Accademia and see the David for the first time. It draws you closer and you can't look away. You just want to get closer to it. It is, perfection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On the outside you wouldn't expect one of the world's most famous pieces of art to be inside. Despite this the statue itself makes the visit worth while and is complimented by beautiful pieces of art. Much smaller than the uffizi, taking around an hour to see compared to 2 hours plus, so if you only have time for one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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I wouldn't recommend it.. We queued for 2 hours, paid 8 euros was offered to skip the line for 45 euros.. when we entered the place it was only David statue and some other pieces and some painting. We finished it within 5 mins.. I would recommend seeing other places such as the palace, uffizi gallery and many more.

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Kennesaw, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have seen pictures of David through the years, but there is nothing to describe what it is like to actually see this masterpiece by Michelangelo in person. We were also lucky to have Sam the Guide to bring all this to life for us. He told us the history and all the details of David. Also are other masterpieces... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The first time we turned up here, around 4pm, the queues were 50 meters long, and we were constantly pestered by touts. We left. The next day, we rang and reserved a time around 7 pm. There was a short delay to pick up the tickets from the office across the street, and a short delay to get in, but... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is worth a visit if not just to see Michelangelo's works which are as expected amazing.However its worth booking tickets before as we only waited 10 minutes but a lady i spoke to had waited 2 hours without a ticket.Tuesdays have late opening hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wasn't really planning on going (after seeing the long lines), as I said that I could probably see the works in the internet. Finally got a reserved ticket. Was just awed by the actual experience. There was a different, somewhat surreal experience, being amidst the masterpieces. It was as if i was transported back in an era of immense inspiration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First, foremost, buy your tickets on line ahead of time. Use your cell phone with confirmation and you can easily get in line at your specified date and time and in you go. There were hours of waiting for those who didn't do this. David is really the only thing to see, but I found the statues as you enter... More 

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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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