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Accademia Gallery

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San Marco
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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 8612
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Michelangelo, a genius!

The museum is wonderful. The prisoner statues leading up to David are so beautiful. It looks like the prisoners are walking out of and being released from inside the marble... read more

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The museum is wonderful. The prisoner statues leading up to David are so beautiful. It looks like the prisoners are walking out of and being released from inside the marble. Incredible - then DAVID! Magnificent! Michelangelo is a genius! The museum is busy and slightly crowded. Remember to buy you entry tickets before of arriving in Florence. The ticket entry... More 

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The hallway containing Michelangelo prisoners leading to the David is well worth the wait. These sculptures should not be missed. Lines can be long at the peak hours so show up early or like an hour before close (even easier if you have the firenze card).

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Do not leave Florence without seeing the original Michaelangelo David in the Accademia Gallery. If you only do one thing in Florence, this should be it.You will see images of it everywhere but nothing compares to the original.Do it!

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The way that the Accademia Gallery introduces visitors to its most famous statue "The David" is genius and leads you to one of the most breathtaking pieces of art you will ever see. Take your time you enjoy it. Seat on some of the benches place around the statue and take advantage of those little moments you will find when... More 

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Michelangelo was a storyteller and builder of the walls around Florence. He was both a painter that added to an oeuvre or took away from it in stone, a huge useless piece of stone from Carrara, that still gives us marble. Imagine David. He was outside the Palazzo Vecchio for centuries until we had cars and he started to deteriorate... More 

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Great place to see the David but not much else. Long lines to get inside, consider a private guide to facilitate the visit.

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Here the Highpoint of the tour culminates with the amazing sculpture of Michaelangelo`s "David" This is an amazing site, and the detail is fantastic, right down to the sculptor showing the details of the veins in he arms.

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Super museum, highlight is Michelangelo's David, book a timed entrance ticket to beat the queues as they are very long, super statues here as well

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We arrived at around 4pm. The line was not so bad. We noticed that they were letting people inside in small groups, even for the line of people who had bought the entrance in advance. We were online for about 1 hour, and because of it's location it really can't get out of control. The gallery is located on a... More 

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Seeing the real statue of David inside the gallery took my breath away! It was absolutely a sight to behold!

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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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