Galleria dell'Accademia

Top 1% of attractions in Florence
8 / 10

14 expert reviews

“This modern art gallery exhibits works from the 19C and 20C arranged according to themes or trends such as neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Purism, historical painting, portraits and landscape painting.”

– Michelin Guide

Fodor's Fodor's
"The collection of Florentine paintings, dating from the 13th to the 18th centuries, is largely unremarkable, but the sculptures by Michelangelo are worth the price of admission." Full review
Concierge Concierge
"The vast majority of the people in the mile-long line outside this former art school are here for one reason only: to ogle what is probably the most famous nude sculpture in the world."
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"There’s always a long line outside Florence’s Academy of Fine Arts, everyone waiting to see arguably the world’s most famous sculpture: Michelangelo’s David." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"“David”—“Il Gigante”—is much larger than most people imagine... he hasn’t faded with time, either." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"The people who wait in line for hours to get into this gallery are here to see one thing and one thing only; Michelangelo's celebrated David, the world's most famous nude statue." Full review
Have a good look by all means, but don't miss the gallery's other master works that include Michelangelo's four Slaves (also known as the Nonfiniti, or unfinished) which seem to burst from their stone prison.
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