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Accademia Gallery

Accademia Gallery. Former hospital in the 14th century, then an Academy of Fine Arts, it houses ”David”, the absolute masterpiece by Michelangelo, a must for all visitors of Florence. Sculpted between 1501-1504 to be an outside decoration of the Cathedral of Florence, it became instead a symbol of the commitment of the Florentine State to freedom and independence, as well as a symbol of the Medici's defeat in 1494. It still personifies energy, vigour and courage, symbolizing the whole of mankind fighting for survival. His anatomy, later reproduced by Michelangelo’s contemporaries, was carefully depicted, thanks to the in-depth studies carried out by the great artist. In addition to David, 4 statues of the Slaves commissioned by Pope Julius II as a decoration of his grave, the “Mourning over Jesus Christ” and “St. Matthew”. The museum houses an interesting collection of paintings from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early 17th century.

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Open Tuesday to Sunday 8,15 – 18,50.

Closed Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.


We remind the visitors to follow some basic rules of good conduct (hover over "Tips for groups" below, to view) and we remind guides that the groups cannot exceed 19 members.

Tips for groups.

Address and Map

Via Ricasoli 60, Firenze.

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Accademia Gallery
Accademia Gallery
Accademia Gallery

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