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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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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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David just blew my mind

WOW....What an experience. Well worth the price of admission and we did the tour which I think is critical if you want to enjoy the full experience of what the gallery has to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

WOW....What an experience. Well worth the price of admission and we did the tour which I think is critical if you want to enjoy the full experience of what the gallery has to offer

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to see the statue of David while in Florence. We took the teams n from Montecatini and walked to the galleria. It is in the middle of housing and down a small street. There were two opposing lines. One was for reserved tickets and one for non reserved. We arrived at 8:45 and stood in the non reserved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have seen so many pictures of David, but nothing can compare with seeing it in person, from all angles.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to see David. It's incredible. But the rest of the museum was for me a disappointment. I have limited tolerance for yet another Madonna and Child.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This must of been one of the best museums Every sculpture, every piece of art had so much love put into it The famous David sculpture lives in this museum giving you the best chance to admire how much hard work went into this piece. And it is huge!! A must see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Work it to go and see David - but other city museums offer better value for the artwork on show. Allows an hour or so to see most of the works.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Accademia had the famed David. It's worth admission just to see this awe-inspiring masterpiece. The rest of the place is good, but you don't need to budget much more time to it if you are limited.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While it is worthwhile to visit for The David alone, the treasures within this museum are considerable. Host to countless examples of Italian Renaissance art, students of the period & even those with merely a passing interest will want to spend at least a couple of hours roaming the museum's corridors. There are other pieces by Michelangelo & though the... More 

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This is smaller than the uffizi and has very limited collection. The magnificent statue of David is all you visit this museum for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must see statue! Absolutely amazing. Don't miss it. NO words can describe it. Just sit in front of it and enjoy the work of art.

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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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