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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 booked with a tour company so the good news was that we did not wait in line very long. The sad news was that we did not get to see much of the museum. Expect to go through security when you arrive. The statues...More
David is the main attraction, maybe the only attraction ... always tickets and access available ... I called about tickets and was told the only availability was 3-4 days later...decided to go and see if I could get in... there were many ‘skip the line’...More
What a lovely place to visit with heaps on history. You must see Michelangelo,' statue of "David". Check out the details of the marvelous piece of work from the veins in his hands to his eyes, ribs etc. They are for real and alive !...More
The highlight of this museum is Michelangelo's David. It is just amazing and you will be surprised at how long you will just stand and look at him! This is a much smaller and more manageable museum than the Uffizi, but just as impressive. Make...More
We arrived Sunday afternoon and realised that both Accademia and Uffici would be closed on our second day Monday. Arriving on the street by the entrance without getting our bearings was a mistake and we paid an unreceipted 90 euros to 'jump the queue' with...More
Until you see David you won’t believe it was carved out of one piece of stone. The detail and the attention to detail is mind blowing. Just look at the detail in the hands - wow! We booked tickets in advance and walked right in...More
Don’t visit Florence without visiting this amazing place. It’s worth paying the extra 4 euros and skipping the 1.5 hour queue. Don’t believe the ladies who tell you that there are no more reservation tickets available. They want you to join their guided tour. Amazing...More
Michaelangelo’s DAVID is the highlight of this museum. Standing 17 feet tall it is quite impressive to see. I also enjoyed the other pieces of unfinished work in the hall leading up to DAVID. Gives you an idea of the work that goes into the...More
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.