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Accademia Gallery

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San Marco
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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 8612
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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We showed up 5 mins after it opened and still had to wait in line for 45 mins. Let me begin by saying I am not an aficionado in art or museums so if you are, skip this. There are... read more

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A bit pricey, but I really wanted to see the sculpture of David. Buy your tickets in advance. The other sculptures were copies.

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We showed up 5 mins after it opened and still had to wait in line for 45 mins. Let me begin by saying I am not an aficionado in art or museums so if you are, skip this. There are tons of sculptures which I liked. The paintings are beautiful too. I don't frequent museums but this is one I... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If there is a man-made sculpture in this world to fall in love, please do visit "Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, or "Gallery of the Academy of Florence". I don't have guarantee cards but for this I can print some :)

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You cannot go to Florene and miss seeing Michelangelo's sculpture of David but what I had not realised before as that David was the one who killed Goliath with his slingshot and maybe his BIG hands helped :-) We did not buy skip the queue tickets and found the wait easy and worth the wait as all the exhibits were... More 

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Michelangelo's masterpiece, the statue of David. A very large statue in this museum. Be careful though going through security with your personal items through the scanner and keep your eye on your belongings. This is anywhere you go. Watch your belongings!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One cannot visit Florence without including the Accademia Gallery as part of your itinerary. This gallery was spectacular and Michelangelo's David is one of the highlights. My wife and I used one of the skip-the-line tours to gain access due to our limited time in Florence and the cost was well worth it. There is so much to see here... More 

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Interesting collection of statuary, featuring the original of David by Michelangelo, with much other very interesting art, including many altar pieces. Be sure to book in advance.

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The Accademia Gallery is a very popular museum so we pre-ordered the tickets for the Accademia Gallery for the same day as the Uffizi Gallery. We were given the actual tickets when we picked up the Uffizi Gallery tickets. However, we still needed to lineup in the Ticket Holders line which took about 20 minutes to get in. Why this... More 

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We were complety stunned by The David. It was magical. The rest of the museum was a little disappointing. We do not recommend to rent an audio tour. It does not give you an extra experience over here.

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The museum is wonderful. The prisoner statues leading up to David are so beautiful. It looks like the prisoners are walking out of and being released from inside the marble. Incredible - then DAVID! Magnificent! Michelangelo is a genius! The museum is busy and slightly crowded. Remember to buy you entry tickets before of arriving in Florence. The ticket entry... 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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