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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 8612
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08:00 - 18:30
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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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Gallery of Student Work... Michangelo included

The Academie explores the different styles in religious iconography mostly from the 1400's through 1700's, some art pre-dating the actual founding of the Academie. Also included... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Academie explores the different styles in religious iconography mostly from the 1400's through 1700's, some art pre-dating the actual founding of the Academie. Also included prized instrument collection and exploration of pianoforte creation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The AG and David were all that I had hoped. Unfortunately, since I did not purchase tickets in advance, I had to go without my partner. This attraction is perpetually crowded. Word to the wise - go online and purchase in advance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not an art or museum freak but the admission is worth going . Plaster section interesting too but every goes to see "David " and he doesn't disappoint .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No lines, no crowds, what a great time to see all of this museum. Of course, David, is incredible but take time to view and listen about the sculptures along the way. The story is fascinating

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Totally worth it just to see David. The way this sculpture was displayed certainly highlights the genius of Michelangelo. Other unfinished sculptures by Michelangelo display his skill with figures emerging from the stone. 100% worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The David is amazing. That is the highlight of this museum. The Tree of Life is another. We did an audio tour which was not extensive but ok.

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There are only 3 rooms inside however for David it is absolutely worth visiting. Apart from the David there are some beautiful paintings as well. Great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was walking in awe throughout this whole gallery. All the works of art that I had only read about or would see on tv. I could have spend at least 2 days here but alas, time doesn't always allow it. I will definitely make this Gallery a priority on our next trip to Italy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How to achieve a five star visit: 1. Visit outside traditional holidays. 2. Book in advance for the earliest time slot of the day. 3. Get there early, front of the queue. 4. Straight to David. The rest of the Gallery is interesting, but it really is all about David. avoid the crowds by following the above - it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a nice museum containing a few works by Michelangelo including a series of unfinished works. We came as a tour and learned about the statues leading up to David by Michelangelo and what they were for and why. David is a masterpiece, perfectly sculptured and from what at the time was considered rubbish marble that was unusable. He... More 

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Staying in San Marco

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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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