Florence Academy of Fine Arts, Florence

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#2 of 491 in Museums in Tuscany
Must see · World heritage site · Art Museum · Museum
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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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  • It was an amazing and interesting art gallery. I would absolutely recommend for extraordinary Michelangelo sculptures. 
    It was an amazing and interesting art gallery. I would absolutely recommend for extraordinary Michelangelo sculptures.  more »
  • We went here primarily to see the David (the copy in the square is currently under renovation with scaffolding) we booked skip the line timed entry. As we were travelling in the off season (November.....  more
    We went here primarily to see the David (the copy in the square is currently under renovation with scaffolding) we booked skip the line timed entry. As we were travelling in the off season (November.....  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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