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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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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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David!

The David is amazing. That is the highlight of this museum. The Tree of Life is another. We did an audio tour which was not extensive but ok.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The David is amazing. That is the highlight of this museum. The Tree of Life is another. We did an audio tour which was not extensive but ok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are only 3 rooms inside however for David it is absolutely worth visiting. Apart from the David there are some beautiful paintings as well. Great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was walking in awe throughout this whole gallery. All the works of art that I had only read about or would see on tv. I could have spend at least 2 days here but alas, time doesn't always allow it. I will definitely make this Gallery a priority on our next trip to Italy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

How to achieve a five star visit: 1. Visit outside traditional holidays. 2. Book in advance for the earliest time slot of the day. 3. Get there early, front of the queue. 4. Straight to David. The rest of the Gallery is interesting, but it really is all about David. avoid the crowds by following the above - it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a nice museum containing a few works by Michelangelo including a series of unfinished works. We came as a tour and learned about the statues leading up to David by Michelangelo and what they were for and why. David is a masterpiece, perfectly sculptured and from what at the time was considered rubbish marble that was unusable. He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If not for any other reason, this museum is a must visit for David. Michelangelo's masterpiece is worth every bit of attention it gets. The level of detail that he has got from a random piece of marble discarded by some of the other sculptors is amazing. Read the story of David and Goliath (if you haven't) and go admire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Paintings and sculptures were among the best I have seen in Italy. This place is famous for Michelangelo´s ¨David.¨ To see Raphael´s artwork go to Uffizi Gallery.

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It is really worth the time. A very small gallery with only 3 rooms, but the paintings and sculptures are worth it. Only if you spend your time with the David its worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go early to avoid the lines. We arrived around 10am and the line was close to wrapping around the first corner from the entrance. We were approached by several tour companies who promised to get us in much faster. We declined and were glad that we did. We probably would have gotten into the museum faster by 15 min, which... More 

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I would really only recommend this gallery to see the Statue of David. It is the most impressive thing in the gallery. Otherwise, the gallery is quite small.

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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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