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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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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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The positioning of David is wonderful. Quite overwhelming really. It is worth the trip. Try to go when it's quiet or you won't get very good photos.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The positioning of David is wonderful. Quite overwhelming really. It is worth the trip. Try to go when it's quiet or you won't get very good photos.

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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We reserved tickets in advance and got early entry. We followed the Rick Steve guide suggestion of arriving in line early, and upon entry going to the David. As a result we had no crowd issues. Then we visited the entire gallery with was AMAZING.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dave (I know its David, by the way) is the main attraction here, though there are many other fine pieces of art and sculptures on display, many of which I cannot remember their names. Still, its worth it to do a double shot of the Accademia and the Uffizi, though we did it in consecutive days. If you're an art... More 

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Visited in November, there was no need to pre purchase entry tickets. Loved the statue of David, amazing. It appears that just about all of the other art work were plaster copies, but still very good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the Uffizi in the morning and then the Accadmia Gallery in the afternoon. Having looked at so much art work in the former, the pieces in the Accadmia Gallery were perhaps underwhelming on the day. However, the centrepiece, the statue of Michelangelo's David is worth the visit. There are other copies of this around the city but the... More 

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David was the main reason we came here, and he was as worth it! Actual building is nice, but David is the real reason anyone visits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wouldn't bother with the advanced tickets, the queue looked just as long as the buy on the day. Recommend you get there early and still be prepared to queue. Great art on show as well as the must see 'David'. Closed on Mondays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is small gallery with one really big thing - David. It is important to get tickets in advance (or use the Firenze Card to skip the line as we did). Everyone comes here, but unfortunately runs through after just a quick look at the headliner. David is pretty amazing. What was interesting is that from the right angle you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum had many great pieces of art, including paintings and a different Pieta by Michelangelo. But the true centerpiece is his statue of DAVID. Awe-inspiring. Be sure to go to the side where David is facing you. WHAT A VIEW! It is not a big museum, but does have a lot of other artwork to see. The price is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing paintings and statues grace this place. My favorites were the statues and the Christian Paintings. It is also nice that you can visit the entire museum in under an hour if you choose-be sure to purchase tickets ahead of time.

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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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