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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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Worth a visit to see David

We did the Uffizi in the morning and then the Accadmia Gallery in the afternoon. Having looked at so much art work in the former, the pieces in the Accadmia Gallery were perhaps... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the Uffizi in the morning and then the Accadmia Gallery in the afternoon. Having looked at so much art work in the former, the pieces in the Accadmia Gallery were perhaps underwhelming on the day. However, the centrepiece, the statue of Michelangelo's David is worth the visit. There are other copies of this around the city but the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

David was the main reason we came here, and he was as worth it! Actual building is nice, but David is the real reason anyone visits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wouldn't bother with the advanced tickets, the queue looked just as long as the buy on the day. Recommend you get there early and still be prepared to queue. Great art on show as well as the must see 'David'. Closed on Mondays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is small gallery with one really big thing - David. It is important to get tickets in advance (or use the Firenze Card to skip the line as we did). Everyone comes here, but unfortunately runs through after just a quick look at the headliner. David is pretty amazing. What was interesting is that from the right angle you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum had many great pieces of art, including paintings and a different Pieta by Michelangelo. But the true centerpiece is his statue of DAVID. Awe-inspiring. Be sure to go to the side where David is facing you. WHAT A VIEW! It is not a big museum, but does have a lot of other artwork to see. The price is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing paintings and statues grace this place. My favorites were the statues and the Christian Paintings. It is also nice that you can visit the entire museum in under an hour if you choose-be sure to purchase tickets ahead of time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent collection! The works on display are worth the wait! The statue of David is truly amazing...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seeing these magnificent originals and not one of the many copies was worth the bustling crowds. David alone is worth the visit but take some time to look at some of the religious icon art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit, very much enjoyed all the wonderful sculptures, especially the Michaelangelo ones. Had a fairly good tour with Viator, although to be honest you could also use an audio guide.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Defintely worth a visit. Seeing Michelangelos David was amazing, the other art at the gallery was beautiful too.

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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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