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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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M. Angelo to die

The Michaelangelo unfinished to Davide is enough to forget the world. The rest is for another day, or rest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Michaelangelo unfinished to Davide is enough to forget the world. The rest is for another day, or rest.

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A visit to the Academia is second only to the obligatory peregrination to the Uffizi, thanks mostly to Michelangelo's awe inspiring David. Getting in may be tricky, depending when you go to Firenze, high season requiring on-line booking. If you come off season, try going there later in the afternoon: there will be no lines and fewer visitors.

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If you go to Florence without a visit to Accademia Gallery, you may have lost something. It must see.

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I'm not an arty type. To be honest, we walked round the whole museum but i can't say it did much for me, until........... Michelangelo's David blew me away. As you approach, you walk passed unfinished pieces by Michelangelo and you can see the subjects appearing from solid lumps of marble. You can see the ever decreasing chisel marks in... More 

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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 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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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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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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