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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 2388612
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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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Everyone going to Florence must take the time to see Michelangelo's statute of David. The detail is remarkable, although his features are not quite proportional. Definitely get... read more

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Charlotte
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Everyone going to Florence must take the time to see Michelangelo's statute of David. The detail is remarkable, although his features are not quite proportional. Definitely get tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to visit Accademia and see the statue of David. The amazing work of Michelangelo. The art work through-out the gallery is just amazing. After you see this place, you don't need to spend money on any other gallery or museum that charges entry fee unless you are a very serious art lover. It is worth spending 4 euros... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In addition to the David (wonderful, make sure to check out his toenails--they are exquisite!) be sure to view the amazing tapestries and the unfinished Michelangelo sculptures. Lines can queue for hours, but if you book online or by phone even a day in advance, your wait time can be cut to mere minutes (not hours).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great trip to the accademia. Just a word of caution, be sure to make a reservation in ADVANCE. If you don't find yourself waiting in a line that wraps around the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must visit if only to see David. There is a room with many of Michelangelo's sculptures replicated in plaster

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While this gallery is full of historical artwork, the main reason for most to visit is the David by Michelangelo. The first major work of his career, that cemented his reputation as a genius, it is sculpted from a single piece of marble, and shows the muscles and in some case veins as anatomically correct - the first time this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Accademia was everything we wanted Uffizi to be -- lots of explanatory signage in English and Italian, large but manageable crowds, enough ventilation to combat the oppressive summer heat, and plenty of places to sit and take a break from all the walking and stair-climbing. Oh, and the statue of David? Despite the hype, it was everything we hoped it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you love Michelangelo - this is a must see. David is amazing and much larger than I imagined. There are unfinished works of Michelangelo on display and a bust of the man himself. I felt like I knew him by the time I was finished with the tour

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If you have time and love Michelangelo's work you will find the original of David here. Lots of other artwork on display, statues and paintings across the centuries. If the queues are too long, you might consider a "priority ticket" which is only €4.00 more.

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There's a lot of great art here but let's get real, the long lines are for David. Stunning is the only word I can use. A must see,

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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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