Galleria dell'Accademia

Last Updated: 9th May 2013

david in the accademia in florence

by – Matt Vernick, Tour Manager, Europe

This museum in Florence, Italy is most famous for being the home of Michelangelo’s original sculpture of David.

The Accademia is about a 5 minute walk from the Duomo in the center of Florence and seeing David, (perhaps the most famous of Michelangelo’s sculptures) is worth the price of admission. Although the replicas in the Piazza Signora and Piazza Michelangelo are impressive, there is something about the original that makes you believe in the sculptor’s genius.

Although there is a room with some paintings and a gallery filled with more of Michelangelo’s unfinished work for the tomb of Pope Julius II, David is by far and away the star.

This is the most popular museum in Florence and there are huge line ups in summer to get in. During summer you may stand in line for up to 3 hours unless you get there very early in the morning.

Tours with one night stops in Florence either spend the morning of the afternoon in the city and it may be best to see your schedule with your Tour Manager before making reservations.

For more information about booking tickets online for this museum, visit www.tickitaly.com.

Or to make a reservation by phone, call: +39 055 294883 or +39 055 290112

Contiki is not responsible for any bookings that are missed due to unforeseen circumstances which delay the tour.

Florence is also home to the world renowned Uffizi Gallery and its amazing collection of Renaissance art.

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