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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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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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I am not an art person- but as I believed 32 years ago when I first saw him and I again believe that the David is the closest thing to art perfection one will ever see. Take him... read more

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I am not an art person- but as I believed 32 years ago when I first saw him and I again believe that the David is the closest thing to art perfection one will ever see. Take him all in and walk around taking your time to see the genius of Michelangelo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are a few paintings here that are also worth seeing, but the primary focus is of course David, and the Michelangelo school of sculptors. Come and relax. There are several benches where you can observe the world's most famous statue from many different angles.

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Amazing gallery but the artwork other than the David is blown away by the Uffizi. But still an amazing experience that has to be done.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whilst the inside contains many Renaissance treasures, there are some wonderful street performers in this area.

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Just to stand in front of the massive statue of Michaelangelo's David is all that its made out to be. All though its supposed to be viewed from some height above you it s amazing to see such carved detail.

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The Accademia is a great gallery not as long as the other museums but still an amazing place to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had purchased our tickets in advance for 8:15; by 8 am, there was already a significant crowd outside. By 9 am, it was very crowded inside, and this was off-season March. You must buy your tickets in advance, and I would recommend first thing in the morning to have the least amount of crowd possible. The statue of David... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is obviously a must see for Florence. It's well laid out and designed. Far easier to navigate than Uffizi and much smaller. Highly recommend Rick Steves' audio guide for iphone. We used it to navigate all displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a great lover of Renaissance art, but seeing Michelangelo's David and several unfinished Pietas make this a must see. The area with sculpture plaster casts and the digital explanation of the process is very interesting. Also don't miss the musical instruments section which includes Stradivarius.

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There is not a lot to see here for the price, about 12 euros per adult. Michelangelo's David is awesome though, worth it just to see this. Does get very crowded so best go early or in the last hour.

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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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