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Accademia di Belle Arti

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San Marco
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Address: Via Ricasoli 66, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 215449 – 055 2398660

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Worth seeing and doing a private tour to avoid the crazy lines to get in. Lots to see inside and the Statue of David is truly amazing to see up close.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2016
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Worth seeing and doing a private tour to avoid the crazy lines to get in. Lots to see inside and the Statue of David is truly amazing to see up close.

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

As part of a guided walking tour of Florence, we began at the Accademia. Because we were with a guide, we had access to the museum before it was open to the public and were able to see the David without waiting in line or dealing with crowds. In addition to the David, we saw other completed and incomplete works... More 

Thank Karin W
Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Of course, everyone wants to see the David statue when they arrive in Florence, and it certainly is the centerpiece of the museum. But there is so much more to the academy than just the one statue. About half the museum focuses on sculpture, and the exhibit explaining the "school" with all the basic forms was really interesting. Then there... More 

Thank MaryKop
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The Accademia di Belle Arti is a historical museum that gives you a whole lot of insight into whet makes Florence such a lovely art city. Lovely sculptures and beautiful art work. Highly recommended

Thank Ibadanboy
Tripoli, Libya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Florence (or Firenze) is simply an open air museum. To understand the soul of this city's beauty, it would be good to get yourself introduced to its history and enjoy a guided tour. I like it!

Thank Hmosoft
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Do yourself a favor first and foremost... go with a tour. A private one is not very expensive and well worth the extra few dollars but a group tour also works. Why? Because they take you to the front of the line through a different entrance! Otherwise prepare to stand in line for a long time. But even if you... More 

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Red Wing MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is a small very popular museum, crowded with people because it houses some of Michelangelo';s finest work, including his David, which alone is well worth the price. If you see only one piece of marble in your life, let it be this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The Academia with its prized sculpture of David is worth the trip but lining up outside you are constantly barraged by very aggressive street vendors and gypsies that don't like no as an answer. Physical confrontations with some of the vendors here are a real issue .

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Belgrade, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We really enjoy the museums with sculptures in combinations with paintings. I tend to find the painting frames sometimes more beautiful than the painting itself. Sculptures on the other hand are demential so the feeling is completely different. I can see and feel the details of the craftsman. Art is so much a persons perception, what they look at and... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Here you can see "David", the impressive masterpiece by Michelangelo, nd other interesting sculptures. Skip the huge lines with the firenze card.

Thank Iv_miruna

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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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