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Accademia di Belle Arti

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Address: Via Ricasoli 66, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 215449
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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The David is fabulous

The David, which is located in the Accademia, was the main attraction that I wanted to see during my visit to Florence. The David is fabulous and is awe inspiring. The other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The David, which is located in the Accademia, was the main attraction that I wanted to see during my visit to Florence. The David is fabulous and is awe inspiring. The other items that I enjoyed viewing in the Accademia were the unfinished pieces of marble that Michelangelo worked on. I was not interested in the other items, just the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of course it is so much more to the academy than the David statue. But the David is Wonderful!!! It's amazing the big dimensions of the sculpture and all the details that give the sensation that David will come down at any moment !!! Just beautiful !!!!

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Thank Gri69ll9
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had the Firenze Pass (see pic) so were able to avoid the even longer wait. It's worth the price if you plan to see three or more attractions in Florence. As it was, we were in line approximately 30 minutes before getting in to view the famous David statue. The other line was exponentially longer. The statue is visible... More 

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Thank Tony S
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Worth seeing and doing a private tour to avoid the crazy lines to get in. Lots to see inside and the Statue of David is truly amazing to see up close.

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

As part of a guided walking tour of Florence, we began at the Accademia. Because we were with a guide, we had access to the museum before it was open to the public and were able to see the David without waiting in line or dealing with crowds. In addition to the David, we saw other completed and incomplete works... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Of course, everyone wants to see the David statue when they arrive in Florence, and it certainly is the centerpiece of the museum. But there is so much more to the academy than just the one statue. About half the museum focuses on sculpture, and the exhibit explaining the "school" with all the basic forms was really interesting. Then there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Accademia di Belle Arti is a historical museum that gives you a whole lot of insight into whet makes Florence such a lovely art city. Lovely sculptures and beautiful art work. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Florence (or Firenze) is simply an open air museum. To understand the soul of this city's beauty, it would be good to get yourself introduced to its history and enjoy a guided tour. I like it!

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Do yourself a favor first and foremost... go with a tour. A private one is not very expensive and well worth the extra few dollars but a group tour also works. Why? Because they take you to the front of the line through a different entrance! Otherwise prepare to stand in line for a long time. But even if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is a small very popular museum, crowded with people because it houses some of Michelangelo';s finest work, including his David, which alone is well worth the price. If you see only one piece of marble in your life, let it be this one.

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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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