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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 238 8612
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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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I visited the Accademia Gallery in November, which is off-season. For this reason alone it was great because there weren't very many people there. We didn't have to pay for... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the Accademia Gallery in November, which is off-season. For this reason alone it was great because there weren't very many people there. We didn't have to pay for Skip-the-Line access either. I was able to take great pictures of the statue of David. There are plenty of other works of art there that are amazing to see as... More 

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Michael Angelo's David is stunning and life like. It is the look in his eyes, his confidence and absolute faith that strikes me.

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A trip to the Accademia is a must even if you are not interested in art at all! The statue of David is so impressive with it's true-to-life image. Hook up with a tour before hand and you'll skip the lines and hear the history behind it's creation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot visit Florence without seeing David. It is breathtaking to see this sculpture. Off-season visit meant no lines. There are lots of other very interesting pieces of art to see in the Gallery. You can pay to get a headset to guide you through the Gallery. We did not; I would recommend it, however.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came on a Sunday when it was free admission (I believe every first Sunday of the month is free? Not 100% sure thought). We waited about 2.5 hours in very hot weather. At the time we (a group of 4) were not sure it would be worth it but we were sooooooo happy we stuck it out. To this... More 

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Getting a glimpse of the David statue is well worth the price of admission. It is definitely something you need to see in person to appreciate the size and detail. The gallery overall is pretty small, but does have some other interesting sculptures and paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Became a huge fan of Michelangelo after visiting this place. David!! what a creation! A true masterpiece. Carved to the perfection. Advanced ticket purchase is advised to avoid long ques. You would also find many travel agents selling tickets outside the Museum for a little higher price if you don't wish to waste your time!

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Michelangelo's David is truly incredible. If you are interested in human anatomy or bodybuilding or just straight up attractive people, you may find yourself entranced with the sculpture. I have never stared at a work of art as long as the David, and I'm no artist or art historian. A visit to the Accademia is a must for this alone.... More 

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Do not leave Florence without seeing the David. It is so much more magnificent than you'd imagine from pictures.

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This is worth the trip! You have to see the David if you visit Florence. The bust room was amazing as well as all the other artwork.

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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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