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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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More than just David

Though David is the centerpiece of this gallery, there is much more to see here. Other great works from Michelangelo, Botticelli, Giambologna, and more are on display here... read more

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Though David is the centerpiece of this gallery, there is much more to see here. Other great works from Michelangelo, Botticelli, Giambologna, and more are on display here. Smaller than Uffizi so not as much time needed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The big attractions here are the statue of David and the statues of the prisoners breaking free. You will be in and out of this attraction faster than you think.

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We thought the gallery was bigger but no. It's interesting but not that much. Many catholic paintings so you have to be very interesting in that kind of style. The line to go the Accademia is quick. We went at the end of the day, around 5pm and we waited 30min max. Also they were closing at 10pm exceptionnally. Every... More 

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The statue of David is great. I stordito in admiration of this Galleria dell'Accademia for its collections. Congratulazioni Firenze!

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There are no words to prepare you for a visit to see Michelangelo's works. The David simply takes your breath away.

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I am still stunned at how moving the statue of David is. Soooo moved by how detailed and beautiful he is. I couldn't take my eyes off of him. Absolutely mesmerizing... Don't miss this. It is unforgettable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum featuring the David. Nothing more needs to be said. A MUST for all visitors to Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tour of Accademia then bicycle tour of historic area. Easy ride but streets very crowded ar times. To be expected in this popular area. Guides very knowledgeable. Booked thru Viator.com. No waiting in lines.

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This lovely art gallery is not to be missed. The statue of David alone is worth the visit, but there are many other outstanding works of art.

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The David is impressive, the rest of the museum not that much. I certainly enjoyed the visit, however the only reason of the visit should be to see the real David. If you are fine with the replica next to the Uffizi, you shouldn't bother the museum for a visit for the rest of the art.

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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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