Florence Academy of Fine Arts, Florence

#2 of 474 in Museums in Tuscany
Must see · World heritage site · Art Museum · Museum
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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  • We had by far the most amazing tour guide. Stephanie was an art teacher, I think but her depth of knowledge and ability to really explain Michelangelo and all the subtleties of the statue of David...  more »
  • ** My visit took place in January of 2020** We payed 24 euros for two people. This gallery is host to many of Michelango's sculptures including the world famous Statue of David. Upon gaze of the...  more »
  • We visited the gallery on a Tuesday, when it's open late. I can't recommend this enough. You could get up close to the David and the other works without the crowds. This museum is quick, we were...  more »
  • Icom card and student discount were not accepted. 8€ for basically only looking at the statue of David was not worth it.
  • Michelangelo's David ist truly beautiful and impressive. The rest of the exhibition is not that exciting.
  • Art is in the eye of the beholder. I love to travel to see how society brings together life, art, love, music (church bells) etc. If you can travel. Go! Life is too short!
  • Is there really an alternative to 5 stars?
  • A must in Florence. You have the original David located here among many pieces of precious paintings and statues. The vibe is amazing. If you are early enough, the line might be pretty quick. If you know your trip plan way ahead, make sure to book a time slot to visit, skipping the line. Spend a good amount of time looking at David! It is truly a masterpiece.

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