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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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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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don't miss the music exhibit, wonderful collection of marble statutes and paintings as well as historical information

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

don't miss the music exhibit, wonderful collection of marble statutes and paintings as well as historical information

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He is the only one. Tall, magnificant, impressive. Have been there four times, and each time was an exitment.

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Be sure to buy tickets in advance. There is so much more to see than 'David' but that alone is worth the visit. What a spectacular place.

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Visit to Academia to see is a must. It's walking distance from Hotel Palazzo Castro 1874. You can spend a few hours at the gallery. The statue was moved here to save it from weathering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do not miss this gallery on your visit to Florence, fantastic pictures & sculptures. To avoid the very long queues pre buy your tickets before leaving home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Outstanding sculptures to see in this museum ... Including detail videos of how they were made and many a busts to feed your imagination. Apart from Michelangelo's masterpiece David there are many beautiful sculptures which are well preserved and also their clay moulds. David surely has this jaw dropping effect particularly cause of its size and beauty. Up close it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Truly remarkable, the statue of David is something that others have tried to replicate but nothing is as good as the original by Michelangelo. We spent about 30 minutes, walking around the statue and taking pictures. The gallery itself is great too, but everyone flocks to David so I recommend getting an early access pass with a private tour guide.... More 

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Very reasonably priced and brilliant to go and see the famous statue of David. The que was reasonably long but moved very quickly and staff were very helpful. Would recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the line here are extremly long and be ready to wait inline for long time, once inside you'll turn left right all is beautiful untill you see it you will have never see such beauty in your life got to go see him

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Get a reservation. Go with a guide or you may wait forever. It cost 12e each to see the most famous statue on the planet. Go see it. What I learned. Look at him face on. Now, walk to the right and look again. His expression is different. Enjoy

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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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