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“David is Magnificiant & Worth Some Effort to See” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Accademia Gallery

Accademia Gallery
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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets
Ranked #6 of 425 things to do in Florence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“David is Magnificiant & Worth Some Effort to See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

The statue of David is amazing - we had no idea it was so tall. It looks like something like 20 feet tall plus it's on a high pedestal (another 6 feet or so). It is situated beneath a glass dome skylight that lets light stream down on it. This means many people can see it at once and still get an amazing view. So, even if it is crowded, you can still really enjoy the majestic beauty of this masterpiece. It is really worth trying to see. People come in waves, so if you approach David and it is crowded, walk around and come back. We had several chances to come back and see him up close. There are other lovely art pieces to see as well as David. Having said this, be smart. Do not just show up and expect to walk in during tourist season - in early July the ticket purchase line was long and because they limit the number of people they let in at a time, it seemed to be moving really slow - even after 5 pm as we exited. We reserved our tickets online before leaving home. Then, in the morning we went to the Uffizi Gallery and picked up our tickets for both the Uffizi and Academia Gallerys at the same time. So, when we went to the Academia we just had a short wait in the reserved ticket line. So glad we didn't miss this.

Visited July 2013
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

MUST take a tour of David. You will not fully understand his beauty unless you are told by a guide everything about him. Absolutely beautiful.

Visited June 2013
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“Stunning Sculpture, worth the wait on line”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is definitely one of Michelango's best, so it is a must see. But definitely get tickets in advance. We did, but still had to wait almost 45 minutes to get into the Accademia. I have no idea how long the wait would be without advance tickets!

Visited June 2013
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“Not overwhelming for children”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Great set up to allow a good all around look at David. Various other displays that were very interesting and insightful. Loved the additional Michelangelos in the foyer. We went in the afternoon. Line was about 45 minutes but moved well.
We had our 8 year old granddaughter with us. This museum was a nice comfortable size, not over crowded. It gave her (and us) ample time and space to enjoy and learn.
Loved it.

Visited June 2013
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“Florence was an average experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Florence as a whole was just an average experience... nowhere near the beauty & architecture / artistic excellence of Rome or Paris. One trip in a lifetime is enough. I think Florence is over-rated. Doesn't look like that the city is managed well; hotels are more expensive than Milan or Rome. Leather products are cheaper & authentic compared to other cities in Italy (we went to Milan & Sorrento in June 2013). Our learning: never visit Italy in Jun-July ... it's too hot. Mar-May are the best months (out last visit in 2010 in Mar-Apr was beautiful).

Visited June 2013
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