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by Liam Hetherington
Manchester, United Kingdom
August 10, 2008
From journal Florence, Birth-Place of the Renaissance
December 6, 2000
David is pretty impressive, and much larger than you might expect. It's a little funny looking at him up close in that his hands look enormous and disproportionate. Michaelangelo's statue tited Slaves is also on display at the Accademia, and it is a beautiful work that evokes a sense of movement from its quite still marble.
The other works on display are pretty unexciting, though there is a Boticelli of Madonna and Child. If there is a huge crowd outside, try coming back later and to lessen the frustration fo what may turn out to be a pretty quick visit to the Accademia.
From journal Italy: Living in Firenze
December 12, 2008
From journal Florence and Orvieto, Italy
Northern Va Suburbs of DC, Virginia
October 25, 2000
From journal Art in 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
by Mary Louisa
May 16, 2001
From journal Florence for Romance
by Mary Porcher
New Haven, Connecticut
March 27, 2001
I’ll admit it; I wasn’t expecting to be impressed with the David. I thought that $6 was a bit much to pay to see one scupture/statue. I was impressed though, as I expect everyone is, at the size and beauty of David. He is huge, yet so lifelike. There are a few rooms of paintings here, along with a courtyard, but don’t be fooled. You’re paying for the David, and it’s worth it.
Ratings 1-10 (10 is "see this no matter what!" and 0 is "avoid it!")Jason: 7, Mary 8
From journal Five Days in Florence
Williams Lake, British Columbia
September 17, 2000
From journal Three days in Florence
December 30, 2005
From journal A Day in Florence
January 3, 2006
From journal Firenze Frenzy