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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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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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We bought tickets online and got the late entry tickets. Less crowded. You can easily take a picture of Michelangelo's David with no photobombers. Spent about an hour here and we... read more

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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I hate to say that the main attraction for this museum is David, but that seems to be the one attraction that brings everyone to the show. David is impressive, and you should see him, but the rest of the museum is average. Now I have to preface my comments that I am not a spend all your time walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We bought tickets online and got the late entry tickets. Less crowded. You can easily take a picture of Michelangelo's David with no photobombers. Spent about an hour here and we were satisfied. Easy walk, too, from the SMN station. One thing's for certain: people come here for David. Tip: buy your tickets online so you don't have to line... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome, wonderful, amazing - these are the words that in my opinion best describe David! I have seen many pictures of David's sculpture over the internet before visiting the museum, but seeing a picture is nothing compared to seeing the genius work of Michelangelo live. I would compare it to seeing the Colosseum for the first time - as soon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One must be prepared for the crowds. It might be best to plan ahead, get their early before the hoards come trampling about with their cameras, more interested, it seems, in collecting photos without understanding what the Hell they are looking at! Purchase your tickets in advance, just as you would for the Uffizi. Michelangelos works are particularly sought after,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though we weren't very impressed with the other pieces exhibited in the Accademia (it was fun to walk it through still), it was really worth seeing the original David by Michelangelo. It's bigger than I thought, and so beautiful - just perfect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a must to visit entails a lot of walking but its worth it and there is a nice cafe for lunch if you need a break best thing in there was the statue of David by michelangelo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited here while on a tour of Europe. The Galleria dell' Accademia di Firenze, or "Gallery of the Academy of Florence", is an art museum in Florence, Italy. It is the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David. There are other magnificent giant marble sculptures created by Michelangelo displayed here. Most people are here to visit the Sculpture of David, ff you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here to visit David of course, but was super impressed by all the other sculptures and artwork on display. But for me David was the standout. Simply incredible, what these artist were able to do with their hands. There is nothing that compares to this sculpture. Amazing proportions and detailing. A thing of beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time here. Lots to see and read about. It was very impressive and great for photos. It doesn't take too long to get round unless you read every little bit it's over quickly. We had some great photos and lovely time. Security checks are done before entering.

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It was to hot and crowdy. But for real David Fans a must have seen object. It is not expensive and easy to reach by foot, so its worth its money.

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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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