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Accademia Gallery

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San Marco
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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
Fee: Yes
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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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Some things in life are a must see. Sometimes those must see can disappoint. This is not one of those times. It was quite crowded but what can you expect in summer. Very glad I... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some things in life are a must see. Sometimes those must see can disappoint. This is not one of those times. It was quite crowded but what can you expect in summer. Very glad I got to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really a must visit, being in Florence. Besides Michealangelo's David, you can also find few other Michealangelo's amazing works and more Renaissance masterpieces. Highly recommended, truly amazing!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice small museum where you get to see the copies of different well known artist and sculptures, cheap, silent and relaxed once inside. I would recommend a short fast visit to this place who has alot more to offer in art then the things I stated

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Accademia gallery, with Michelangelo's illustrious "David", is a must-see stop on any Florentine travelers trip. The museum also houses a famous painting of the Madonna and Child on the second floor. To fully appreciate the David, one must see it in person.

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The only centerpiece was David. Get there at 8 am to avoid crowds. The David is of course breath taking.

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Apart from the eponymous statue, there's not really that much to see at the Accademia. Having said that, the statue of David is truly incredible. We hadn't realised quite how big it is!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got a guided tour which I feel is the best way to do it as your guide can. ring the pieces to life and give you a deeper understanding of each creation. Allow 2hrs approx and you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice, well organized museum. Impressive collection of Michelangelo sculptures with the highlight of course, The David. Go in the afternoon - no crowds (and use the "Firenze" card)

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We visited here like most people do to see Michelangelo's statue of David and we were not disappointed. The statue is huge, much bigger than we imagined. As well this must see statue there were others and also plaster casts of many statues showing how they were used to produce and restore them. All information boards are in English as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

outside you can see a replica of David, but the real deal is inside the accademia and it is magnificent. you need to reserve your ticket so you dont wait on line cause it gets pretty busy and you dont wanna waste too much time. amazing and super worth it to come see this awesome work of art.

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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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