Florence Academy of Fine Arts, Florence

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Pay tribute to one of Italy's most renowned artists at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Founded in the late 18th century as an art school, the museum features an extensive collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures, most notably Michelangelo's "David" statue. Wander to the end of the main hall to admire the 6 m (20 ft) tall marble statue, as well as several other works by Michelangelo, or admire the beautiful Madonna and Child painting by Botticelli. The museum also features a collection of antique musical instruments. Plan your Florence Academy of Fine Arts visit and explore what else you can see and do in Florence using our Florence trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • This is not a huge museum but has so many amazing works of art. Of course Michelangelo's David is stunning to see in person. His other unfinished works are fascinating to give insight into the... 
    This is not a huge museum but has so many amazing works of art. Of course Michelangelo's David is stunning to see in person. His other unfinished works are fascinating to give insight into the...  more »
  • One thing you cannot miss on any visit to Florence is a trip to see The David by Michael Angelo. As you round the corner the dominating statue comes into view at the end of the corridor...gleaming... 
    One thing you cannot miss on any visit to Florence is a trip to see The David by Michael Angelo. As you round the corner the dominating statue comes into view at the end of the corridor...gleaming...  more »
  • David is a "must see" when in Florence. Many ways to get in - guided tour if you think you need it (you will learn some things), skip the line, book online, or just show up (and hope they have... 
    David is a "must see" when in Florence. Many ways to get in - guided tour if you think you need it (you will learn some things), skip the line, book online, or just show up (and hope they have...  more »
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  • 👩‍🎨🎭🖌️Cool exhibition, not big, with interesting sculpture from Italian Renaissance. The star is the David of Michelangelo (which is impressive). On the first floor there is also an interesting exhibition of painting of 1300. Plan between one and two hours to visit completely. Two options for the ticket: book it in advance or try your luck checking the queue at the entrance. Queue can be very long, but it's also quite fast. 👍🏻
  • Beautiful museum with of course the centerpiece: the David of Michelangelo. While this was clearly the main focus, the other sculptures and artworks were astonishing as well. What did stand out however is that they got less attention, regarding presentation, because they weren't as clearly structured and presented at times. Nevertheless had a great time and would recommend anyone visiting Firenze to stop by. It is advised to book a time slot beforehand though, as this will save you 1-2 hours of waiting line.
  • If you're in Florence do not miss this place, I repeat, do not miss this place and it's only to see Michelangelo's David. What a masterpiece. You can sit for hours and admire the sculpture, it's curves, nerves and everything that makes it look real. If you absolutely do not want to wait and just walk in, I would suggest to book the tickets in advance where you pay a premium. Else, stand in line and they also offer tickets for the day. During the Easter week, the wait for unbooked tickets was almost half an hour.
  • Worth a visit for the David, no doubt. But otherwise not particularly remarkable. If you’re crazy about sculptures and medieval art, for sure you’ll enjoy it more than the average art aficionado. The whole visit takes about 1 hour at a decent pace.
  • So many historical works of art under one roof. Even if your not into art, you can't help but marvel at the history in this building. Queues can be very long even if you've booked tickets or tours. We got there at 7:45 (half hour before the doors opened) and paid on entry. Got some great photos without the hoards of people around us. Recommend that approach!!

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