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Cary, North Carolina
July 1, 2004
From journal Florence - Do they love their naked statues!
August 31, 2003
From journal Michelangelo's Florence
November 13, 2002
From journal Here a Castle, There a Castle....
espanola, New Mexico
May 24, 2002
From journal finding florence
January 27, 2002
Also of note in the Accademia are Michelangelo's "Slaves", conveniently located in the same room as "David". However, the paintings can be safely skipped.
To avoid lineups, go about an hour before closing. Since there are only two noteworthy things to see here, that should be more than enough time.
Warning: photography is banned in the Accademia but there's only one guard to enforce the rule. Form a temporary alliance with your fellow tourists to distract him/her while you snap away!
From journal Four days in Florence and Siena
New York, New York
July 11, 2001
At the museum, walk past the long line to the special entrance for those with reservations, give your name and number, pay (cash only), and walk right in. It has been recommended that you call before 8:30 am EST to reach an English-speaking agent.
Accademia Museum (Tuesday - Sunday 9-7; Sunday 9-2) - home of Michelangelo's David, his unfinished Slaves (designed for the tomb of Michelangelo's patron, Pope Julius II), and the Florentine paintings from the 13th to the 18th centuries.
From journal Florence and a bit of Tuscany
June 30, 2001
There are lots of other great artworks to see here as well. Don't miss Michelangelo's prisoners, unfinished sculptures whose figures Michelangelo believed he was "freeing" from the stone, thus the name. The original plaster of The Rape of the Sabine Women is also here. ~~~~
The Accademia is closed on Mondays, and I believe you need a reservation to buy tickets. However, check with your concierge or call 2388609 to confirm this.
From journal FLORENCE
June 25, 2001
You walk into the main entrance of the museum and then see the signs pointing your way to David, as though you are going to a party for a friend. As you walk through the door to your left you turn a corner and at the end of a long hall is David standing in a domed round room built just for him. It actually was so stunning that when I saw it I had to just stop and stare. It was the most magnificent piece of sculpture that I had ever seen. It was truly a very emotional experience. I was stunned by what I saw and stunned by my reaction.
We were fortunate to be there right before they outlawed taking photographs. I couldn’t help but take picture after picture. I don’t know why that was so important to me since I had seen so many pictures and knew that they would not capture the magnificence of this piece. I think I was just desperate to capture the moment and I have enjoyed looking at them over and over again.
Seeing the David is worth a trip to Florence if you see nothing else while you are there. There were other very interesting pieces in the museum including the slaves along the wall and other sculptures but I was so awed by David I really couldn’t take it in.
From journal My Favorite City in Italy
by Mary Louisa
May 16, 2001
From journal Florence for Romance
April 12, 2001
From journal Florence, Italy