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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
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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
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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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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 2 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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that's definitely a must-to-see in Florence. Only one short note: I bought entrance tickets online with a surcharge of 4€/person but when arrived there I found no big line at the main entrance. I went on Saturday afternoon at 3.00 pm ... maybe it was a lucky Saturday but i could have spent the 4€ surcharge with an ice-cream or... More 

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A for sure visit if you're in Florence. The David is awesome and the statue room (not sure of the actual name) was just beautiful.

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Absolute must see!!! When in Florence it was so amazing to se in real life. There are replicas around the city but nothing compares to the original even with the damage that has been restored.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Accademia is where the David is housed. There are many sculptures there as well as paintings by renaissance artists such as Botticelli. It is a "not to be missed" museum. The Michelangelo sculpture of David is majestic and not to be missed, it really is unbelievable. All the sculptures and paintings are beautiful. Please go. You'll be doing yourself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The statue is larger than most people expect. The details are pretty unbelievable. It gives you a sense of peace. He is not a warrior, just an everyday person.

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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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