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Accademia Gallery

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San Marco
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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 238 8612
08:00 - 18:30
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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 David does not disappoint. A true masterpiece. The detail is stunning. The scope and size are remarkable considering the time it was created. A must see!

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The David does not disappoint. A true masterpiece. The detail is stunning. The scope and size are remarkable considering the time it was created. A must see!

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Very knowledgeable guide. He took time to explain the details. We booked our tour with Viator which was the best part. They work with multiple tour operators and gave us choices to pick a tour at the time we wanted.

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Our travel advisor here in the states questioned whether we would really want to spend time seeing the David, but we were so glad we did so! My son, especially, was completely awestruck -- by the size of the statue, but by the rest of the beautiful sculptures in this very small museum, as well. We were there last week,... More 

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If there is one museum to go to you must visit Accademia Gallery, although the museum is small, but if you go and only see David, it is all worth it. David is majestic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to visit the Accademia Gallery during your trip to see the original David. It's magnificence will stay with you long after you leave. The sculptures and artwork are breathtaking.

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I visited midweek in November, there was no queue to get in but the gallery was still busy inside. There are some wonderful Michelangelo sculptures - not just 'David', there's also some unfinished 'Slaves' (which look like figures trying to escape from the blocks of stone). Many excellent 15-16th century paintings by local artists such as Botticelli and Domenico Ghirlandaio,... More 

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What's not to love? Michelangelo's David in all his Renaissance perfection. You also get to view the (possibly) unfinished Slaves by Michelangelo, which give you some insight to how he worked. Fascinating. Go early, have reservations, or Florence Pass.

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fantastic experience seeing The David and unfinished works which gave a great insight into carving marble

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The highlight of course is the original David and certainly worth a look. The Accademia is Florence's first art school and contains a nice collection of paintings, sculpture, student works and renaissance musical instruments but David is the star!

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This is a MUST SEE in Florence - the statue of David - is one of the gems of the world, a not to avoid on a skip-the-line tour only!

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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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