Galleria dell'Accademia

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by millsy99 on June 30, 2001

In my opinion, the top attraction in all of Florence is found at the Accademia. Every visitor to the city should try to view Michelangelo's David. It is truly an awe-inspiring, nearly religious experience. It's amazing that David was kept outside until the late 1800s, when they realized he was being damaged by the weather! Then this museum became his home. ~~~~

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.

Galleria dell'Accademia
Via Ricasoli 60
Florence, Italy
055 238 8609

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