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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 day we met David :)

We came here on 8 Feb around 5pm. There we're no one queuing up at all! The gallery close at 7pm, we did not pre-book any tickets online and bought one at the door and paid €12.50... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here on 8 Feb around 5pm. There we're no one queuing up at all! The gallery close at 7pm, we did not pre-book any tickets online and bought one at the door and paid €12.50 p/p. (There is a €4 booing fee online, but during summer high season it would be worth paying €16.50 to skip the queue.)... More 

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Long island, New York
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One doesn't have to tell people to visit the Accademia to see Michelangelo's "David" tourists throng there without invitation. Interesting additional Michelangelo pieces line the alcove getting there: six "unfinished" pieces where the figure "emerges" from the marble piece as per his vision of is sculptures. In the building there is also a studio space ( the accademia was a... More 

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Museum is very small compared to the Vatican or Louvre. Main attraction is the statue of David by Michaelangelo. Rest of the paintings are all in a very similar theme. Historical aspect of the paintings is not great.

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The academia gallery was great...we didn't love it as much as uffizi, but nonetheless you should definitely visit the home of the famous David!

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Booked a tour which was expensive but skip the line was Defford needed the morning we went. David is stunning and a must see in Florence

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For a gallery housing such an important piece as Michelangelo's David (as well as a number of his other works), it's surprisingly small. Barely a dozen rooms, with some questionable lighting, it's still absolutely captivating. Another fine collection of late Gothic paintings is housed in a number of the rooms, as well as a variety of statues from the 19th... More 

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There's no way around here: the DAVID. Yes, the DAVID. Take your time to visit this otherwise small museum. The sculpture, that awaits at the end of a near hall, is monumental in so many ways: the size, the material, the technique. Yes, this is an intensive treatment of Rennasaince, direct to your brains, to your soul: thanks Michellanghelo.

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By far the biggest attraction here is Michelangelo's statue of David. The rest of the museum is interesting but the price is rather hefty for what you actually see. The David statue is amazing and very well displayed.

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This was on our must-do's in Florence and rightly so. All the hype surrounding the masterpiece David, is totally justified. We got there around 4pm, when it was definitely crowded, but we also spent a good 1.5 hours inside and managed to find a spot of sit right across from David to really gaze and admire "David". What makes it... More 

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The statue of David is one of the most precious and touching art pieces in the world. If one imagines the working conditions for Michelangelo you cannot but get on your knees with admiration for this outstanding sculpture and its creator. If there would be nothing else in this wonderful city to visit, David alone is worth traveling.

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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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