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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 238 8612
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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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The Art of Education and the Education of Art

One of the great things about this place is that you are never tired of seeing. You can be bored of looking, but if you wish to see, you can educate yourself by looking... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the great things about this place is that you are never tired of seeing. You can be bored of looking, but if you wish to see, you can educate yourself by looking here...forever. What a lovely magic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a small gallery almost dedicated solely to Michaelangelo's David and the slaves series. Even as a non-art person you might enjoy the intimate exhibit. Tips: book your ticket online at the official website. You get a 15-min window to enter the museum. We used the Rick Steves' audio guide (can be downloaded for free) and it gave us... More 

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November is a great time to visit Accademia Galleria. Our family of 5 made the trip to see Michelangelo's 'David' in the morning time late November and were lucky enough to walk in to buy tickets without a queue. We were told that normally there could be big queues outside but I think that during winter it is a good... More 

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Book early, book in advance online. During Holiday season it is very busy and you might not be able to get a ticket despite standing in a line for hours. We booked a group tour so we could get into the gallery. The guided tour was fairly priced and we enjoyed the commentary from the guide. A guided tour is... More 

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Definitely worth a look. There is an awful lot of renaissance art. Can be a bit samey! David is the draw here!!!

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An experience worth more than any Art History class. Walking in and on history. Absolutely must see when in Florence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We managed to get tickets to the Accademia Gallery through our hotel, which was great. And meant that even though there was some standing in line, it wasn't a massive line for the people with no reservations. Lots to see at this gallery, the most famous of course is the beautiful David.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The David by Michelangelo is a fantastic sculpture - but I almost prefer his struggling people coming out of the stone in which he had been carving. These are not unfinished sculptures - rather they show the human struggle of life. Great paintings, especially the medieval and late medieval.

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Incredible little gallery in the heart of Florence. Really well set out with useful blurbs to give you some background information on the particular piece of art. Michelangelos David is beyond incredible. Also be warned there is an additional €4 fee for online bookings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This gallery is totally worth visiting just to see Michelangelo's David, but there is not that much else to see. In the past, we have rented an audio guide which gave more information. Some of the captions are in English, but they are not very informative. There's a gallery with some fairly interesting paintings, a small musical instrument museum, and... More 

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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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