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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 8612
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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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Oh David

Nothing beats the real one. A must in Florence. Besides there were so many "prisoners" also worth while to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing beats the real one. A must in Florence. Besides there were so many "prisoners" also worth while to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We signed up for a tour of the Accademia Gallery through Viator.com and were not disappointed to see David. We were admitted at the correct time, and were given enough time to enjoy the art work in and around David.

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Chills.... seeing this part of history was a great experience. Must see when in Florance....... we enjoyed it a lot. All the other statue as well.... it was great being able to see everything close up.

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I wasn't expecting the statue to be as amazing in real life as it turned out to be. Although there is plenty of other artwork here to see, most people visit for David. An absolute must see for anyone interested in sculpture or renaissance art.

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Another superb museum with fabulous rich collections of Venetian paintings from Veneto, as well as from the Bizantine and Gothic fourteenth century to the artists of the Renaissance. The statue of David attracts the attention upon entering, but there is a plethora of other amazing statues and paintings as you move on. To avoid queues and long lines, use the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not necessarily a sophisticated art lover, however I get the appreciation of Michelangelo's David. It's magnificent! You cant visit Florence without seeing it. Best piece of advice ? Pre book a personal Florence tour guide. You'll learn so much more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I usually spend about 60 seconds then move on...not this time. I was in awe, touched, mesmerized, stunned into silence by a feeling that words cannot describe. I spent about 20 mins just sitting there taking it all in. January might be a tad cold, but there was no line. From through the door, security and purchase of ticket to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I bought tickets ahead of time to see the Gallery. Very interesting, reasonable crowds, and we were able to take our time as we wandered through the Gallery.

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this place have lots of paintings and sculptures with religous theme. the most wellknown sculpture would be david by michel angelo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we were lucky to see this glorious piece of human achievement in the low season and that is what I would suggest for everyone. I have done both and honestly the majesty of this work is lost amongst the heaving throngs in high season. There are irresponsible twits who have no consideration for others but just soak this beauty in... More 

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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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