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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, of course

We had one day to spend in Florence and Pisa so we were a bit rushed. We went here just to see David and it did not disappoint. You can not miss one of the most important pieces... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had one day to spend in Florence and Pisa so we were a bit rushed. We went here just to see David and it did not disappoint. You can not miss one of the most important pieces of art in the history of the world. Prepare to wait to get inside.

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Midland, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

So neat being able to see this up close! Several gorgeous paintings and sculptures. You will most-likely wait for a while unless you have advance tickets!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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Amazing trip to see Michelangelo,s David You won't be disappointed especially if you purchase tickets in advance to skip the line. Go to the official website for the gallery for the best price.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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We arrived about 5:20 and walked right in! This is a small museum so perfect end of day attraction. The big deal is David of course but there were some really awesome unfinished sculptures, The hall of busts, and a musical instrument section. I'll confess I was iffy on paying 8€ to see David.... but did b/c it's a big... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go to Florence purely to see this incredible masterpiece. Photos don't do it justice. Buy a skip the line ticket. It's well worth the bit of extra cost to avoid astoundingly long queues. So very amazing.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Michelangelo's David is captivating. It's hard to explain why. Many people, including us, sat and reflected on it's beauty and power. The Prisoner series by Michelangelo are in the same hall and just as captivating.

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Wonderful tour. My mother, my aunt and I really enjoyed Moraima as our tour guide. She was excellent.

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let's face it, 99.9% of the visitors are here for the famous David. and they are not wrong to feel that way - it is an a monumental and an absolutely beautiful work. Take your time admiring the great sculpture, but don't forget that at the very first room there is an array of beautiful renaissance art as well painted... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in Italy for work and decided to explore Florence while there. The Accademia Gallery is a must see if you are in Florence. I highly recommend an english speaking tour guide, headset tour, or an internet downloadable tour. I learned so much more from the tour by hearing the background history than I would have just wandering by... More 

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The real David is spectacular, worth the booking and the wait. Michael Angelo released him from a lump of marble to look alive and vital. Who else could make marble demonstrate leg hair and tense muscles

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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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