Everyone clearly comes to the Accademia to see Michaelangelo's David, and it is the highlight, but that isn't all there is to this wonderful gallery. Do take the time to have a look around at the other works on display, both paintings and sculpture. We were very impressed with the descriptions for the artwork, each work was accompanied by a narrative that was very detailed including technical and interpretative aspects for each (it was also amusingly flowery at times!) It helped us to appreciate the works that much more.
As for David, you have to see it to appreciate the sheer scale and artistry involved, it really is worth the entry fee. Everyone that I saw respected the 'no photographs' rule, which was heartening! When we visited it was relatively quiet, but it was low season (and we waltzed right in thanks to the Firenze card!) - if you're going in summer, be prepared for a queue.
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