Accademia Gallery, Florence
About Accademia Gallery, Florence
Accademia Gallery, Florence - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Via Ricasoli, 58/60, Firenze, Italy
Ticket Price: 23 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:15 am - 06:50 pm Details
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One sculpture alone makes this one of the most visited museums in Florence – the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. Though the galley had acquired the statue in 1973 to kick-off its Michelangelo collection, today only a small collection of the great artist exists on site.
There are collections by other Florentine artists in the hall. The halls are as follows:
- The Tribune: The David is housed here.
- Gipsoteca Bartolini: An exhibition on the 19th century technique of using plaster models to create statues.
- Florentine Gothic: Important 13th and 14th century paintings.
- Museum of Musical Instruments: These were collected from the Medicis.
- Florence Between 1370 and 1430 – General artwork, most of which are masterpieces.
Some of the iconic masterpieces on display are:
- Giambologna's ‘Rape of the Sabines’, a statue of three intertwined figures.
- Michelangelo’s Slaves (a.k.a Prisoners)
- The Cassone Adimari painting of marriage between Boccaccio Adimari and Lisa Ricasoli.
- The panel painting “Coronation of the Virgin” by Jacopo di Cione.
Accademia Gallery Information
- Buy tickets online to skip long queues on site.
Accademia Gallery Ticket Prices
- Free for under 18s, handicapped and disabled.
- EU citizens between 18 and 25, and teachers qualify for reduced prices at half rate.
- Free admission for everyone first Sunday of every month.
Accademia Gallery Opening and Closing Hours
- Ticket office closes at 6:20 pm.
How To reach Accademia Gallery by Public Transport
- Bus 10 stop San Marco Rettorato
- Bus C1 stop Cavour
- Bus 6, 14, 19, 23, 31 stop Ss. Annunziata - Istituto Degli Innocent
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Accademia Gallery, Florence Reviews - Write a Review
Great little art gallery. Lots of art. If you like art, its a good place. Each room has one of those explanation sheets for the paintings in each room, so it made it really interesting even if you have no background in art. They also have a place for you to store luggage. Would recommend skipping the audio tour. I didn't think it was worth the money....its like one painting per room. Maybe. Just use the papers. :)
It's a small gallery with the main attraction being David. The line are extremely long during the day to get in. Pro tip: buy tickets in advanced, online, to make reservations, or wait until an hour or so before closing to get your ticket. You'll get in faster and can experience more of Florence if you do that. Last thing you want to do is spend your precious time waiting in line.
We lined up without tickets and waited about 30 minutes, for €8 it is completely worth it. David is much bigger than you'd expect even knowing the size, it has incredible presence. The rest of the gallery wasn't of interest to me so I can't comment on it, but worth lining up and paying just to see David.
The amount of beautiful art not to mention the grandeur of David. It is both breath taking and awe inspiring. The rest of tgere collection is just as wonderful. I suggest getting the Firenze card which gets you in many places and in most fast track and miss the long lines.
It has been many years since I visited the Galleria dell'Accademia and I still remember the thrill of seeing the Statue of David. It literally gave me goosebumps. The day before I visited the Vatican Museum expecting to have this reaction to the Sistine Chapel, however I was suffering from visual overload by the time I got to the chapel, it didn't impact me. I paid little attention to the other art at the Galleria and I don't know if it paid off or if David is just that spectacular. What ever I paid to get into the Galleria at that time, I would gladly pay twice as much to see the David again.
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