Florence Academy of Fine Arts, Florence

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Pay tribute to one of Italy's most renowned artists at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Founded in the late 18th century as an art school, the museum features an extensive collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures, most notably Michelangelo's "David" statue. Wander to the end of the main hall to admire the 6 m (20 ft) tall marble statue, as well as several other works by Michelangelo, or admire the beautiful Madonna and Child painting by Botticelli. The museum also features a collection of antique musical instruments. Plan your Florence Academy of Fine Arts visit and explore what else you can see and do in Florence using our Florence trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • The gallery's main attraction is Michelangelo's David. Apart from that it's just Christian art. There was an exhibition about musical instruments which was interesting. For us, the price of the... 
    The gallery's main attraction is Michelangelo's David. Apart from that it's just Christian art. There was an exhibition about musical instruments which was interesting. For us, the price of the...  more »
  • Came to see Michelangelo's David. We made our way through the Hall of Prisoners, Michelangelo's unfinished works, and the crowd to see David in all his glory! New lighting was recently installed... 
    Came to see Michelangelo's David. We made our way through the Hall of Prisoners, Michelangelo's unfinished works, and the crowd to see David in all his glory! New lighting was recently installed...  more »
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  • The main attraction, as you’ve probably learned, is Michelangelo’s Statue of David, one of the most famous sculptures in the world and much more impressive and inspiring in person than any photo can portray. Aside from David, there is a nice collection of other unfinished Michelangelo sculptures and a nice collection of paintings from the renaissance era. In my opinion, the optional and small musical instrument exhibit, though nice if you have ample time, is not really necessary and can be skipped. The size of the museum overall is perfect and not in any way overwhelming - we did it comfortably in about 2 hours and that was being slow. Highly recommend when in Florence!
  • This place is most famous for being the home to the famous sculpture of David by Michelangelo. And it is worth all the hype and the excitement. The attention to detail by Michelangelo is second to none. Every tensed muscled is sculpted with extraordinary accuracy and precision. He truly was a genius. There are also sculptures and paintings of different artist and are definitely worth the time. The overall gallery is not that big and can be fully explored within an hour

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