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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Small museum but worth it

David is something special to see along with Michelangelo's other works. You won't be disappointed here.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

David is something special to see along with Michelangelo's other works. You won't be disappointed here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The main feature is the David statue. Possibly the best sculpture in human history. The rest of the museum is nice, and features excellent art from the Italian Renaissance, but everything pales in comparison to the David.

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If you go to Florence, don't leave without seeing the original copy of Michaelangelo's David! Amazing!

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We came here on 8 Feb around 5pm. There we're no one queuing up at all! The gallery close at 7pm, we did not pre-book any tickets online and bought one at the door and paid €12.50 p/p. (There is a €4 booing fee online, but during summer high season it would be worth paying €16.50 to skip the queue.)... More 

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One doesn't have to tell people to visit the Accademia to see Michelangelo's "David" tourists throng there without invitation. Interesting additional Michelangelo pieces line the alcove getting there: six "unfinished" pieces where the figure "emerges" from the marble piece as per his vision of is sculptures. In the building there is also a studio space ( the accademia was a... More 

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Museum is very small compared to the Vatican or Louvre. Main attraction is the statue of David by Michaelangelo. Rest of the paintings are all in a very similar theme. Historical aspect of the paintings is not great.

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The academia gallery was great...we didn't love it as much as uffizi, but nonetheless you should definitely visit the home of the famous David!

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Booked a tour which was expensive but skip the line was Defford needed the morning we went. David is stunning and a must see in Florence

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For a gallery housing such an important piece as Michelangelo's David (as well as a number of his other works), it's surprisingly small. Barely a dozen rooms, with some questionable lighting, it's still absolutely captivating. Another fine collection of late Gothic paintings is housed in a number of the rooms, as well as a variety of statues from the 19th... More 

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There's no way around here: the DAVID. Yes, the DAVID. Take your time to visit this otherwise small museum. The sculpture, that awaits at the end of a near hall, is monumental in so many ways: the size, the material, the technique. Yes, this is an intensive treatment of Rennasaince, direct to your brains, to your soul: thanks Michellanghelo.

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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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