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Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

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Pay tribute to one of Italy's most renowned artists at Galleria dell'Accademia. 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. To visit Galleria dell'Accademia on your holiday in Florence, and find out what else Florence has to offer, use our Florence vacation builder.
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  • I went as part of a tour group, so we did not have to wait in line, which is a huge advantage, and that definitely helped me enjoy the visit. I can definitely empathize with those who had to wait in l...  read more »
  • Single vision of David already worth, also a very interesting collection of musical instruments and works of various painters. If you manage to go on first Sunday of the month it's free, and if you go early you don't or tail.
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  • It is not as big as Uffizi, but David alone deserves a visit as he is spectacular indeed! You should book in advance as it is worth it especially if going in the summer! Great! 
  • Home to the statue of David. Other statues and art are inside and rotating exhibitions. Would have rated 5 star, but a key area with many additional statues and art was closed off, other than just peeking in. David is more stunning in person that most can imagine and the unfinished statues are beautiful and thought provoking. Get tickets ahead of time or go an hour or so before closing to avoid long lines. The museum can be walked through thoroughly in 1-2 hours
  • Not just home of Michelangelo's 'David', but vast collection of sculptures and paintings. I'd highly recommend doing a bit of research before going. I felt I couldn't appreciate what was on offer with the exception of the more well known pieces. There is also a musical instrument section and more paintings upstairs that most people seemed not to realise. We arrived to a small-ish queue roughly half an hour before it opened; it still took over an hour to get in the queue only got longer behind us. Going early is definitely a must unless you reserve a ticket online or pay for a tour.
  • I thought that paying all this money for this museum when all that we wanted to see was the David was insane. But that statue is really amazing. I looked at it for at least an hour, but for that hour, I fell asleep, because I was so tired of all of the walking from the previous days. You can't take pictures, but the people who yell "NO FOTO!" can be caught off guard. Yeah. I took pictures. A lot of pictures.
  • Michaelangelo's "David" is spectacular. The statue was designed to sit on top of a building, so Michaelangelo designed it with a larger-than-normal head so that the proportions would appear correct from the ground! Fascinating experience!
  • Being able to see the David is beyond worth the trip!! To make the museum and pieces come to life I highly recommend hiring a guide/tour. We used Walks of Italy and were so glad that we did!!!! With a tour group you also get to skip the lines which is super awesome as the lines can be horrendously long!
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