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Accademia Gallery

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San Marco
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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 2388612
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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It is more than the David

The exhibits in this museum goes beyond the imposing sculpture of David. Although Michelangelo's elegant depiction of David is amazing, the Museum has other exhibits which are... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exhibits in this museum goes beyond the imposing sculpture of David. Although Michelangelo's elegant depiction of David is amazing, the Museum has other exhibits which are significant in the development of the artistic period. I particularly loved the Gothic/Medieval paintings on the second floor. It shows the development of the artistic styles and the difference in each of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We could never have imagined how astoundly beautiful nor how cleverly sculpted we would find Micelangelo's David. But it was the statues of Michelangelo's prisoners, trapped in their marble prisons, that blew us away! A trip to Florence would't be complete without visting Michelangelo's accomplishments. Bravo!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Read the book Oil and Marble by Storey before going to Florence and you will have an even greater appreciation of Michelangelo and David.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has a very limited selection of art for viewing. The big attraction is the David statue, however, I found Michelangelo's unfinished carvings to be interesting. Overall I was disappointed with the museum. The lines are long and there are better ways to spend limited time in Florence. You can see a David statue for free at Michelangelo Park.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved seeing The David. It was a magical experience !! Don't miss this one in a lifetime chance to see incredible works of art.

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We enjoyed our trip to the Accademia and thought that getting tickets in advance to skip the line was a great decision. The line to get tickets that were pre-purchased moved quickly, and we entered the the gallery quickly!

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Greater Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Academia with a guide and only had a short wait to get in. Our guide took us to see the historical musical instruments , which was very interesting, as well as a gallery of other amazing art works collected for students to study (read about the history of the gallery for the full backstory). Then we went into... More 

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

David is amazing - worth paying more to skip the queues - loads to see to cover all tastes - well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In addition to David, make sure you check out the small wing on musical instruments - very cool pieces to take a look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No replica of David does justice to the real one. So mesmerizing and perfect. Lovely to see some other works for Michelangelo too. Glad we went.

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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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