on April 12, 2001
The Accademia is famous for Michelangelo's David as well as his wonderful partially completed "prisoner" carvings. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SHOWING UP 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE MUSEUM OPENS. We did this both here and at the Uffizi. It is a wonderful experience to see David with only a handful of other earlybirds. Then go look at the rest of this wonderful museum. One hour later there will be hundreds of people crammed into the area around David and it really takes away from the experience. Also, there can be huge lines to get in if you wait.
©Travelocity.com LP 2000-2009