Florence Academy of Fine Arts, Florence

#2 of 474 in Museums in Tuscany
Must see · World heritage site · Art Museum · Museum
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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  • We visited the gallery on a Tuesday, when it's open late. I can't recommend this enough. You could get up close to the David and the other works without the crowds. This museum is quick, we were...  more »
  • You didn’t need to reserve a lot of time for Accademia (comparing Uffizi) as the main focus there was Michelangelo. We had our tickets pre booked which was recommended. During the Covid pandemic...  more »
  • This place was very difficult to get into, even though we had a pass the ques too forever, best time to go is at night time, there is one night a week they are open late (Wednesday). Of course, this is a must to see, so many beautiful statues and works of art, and the most popular pice of art here is the statue of David by Michel Angelo.👌
  • You cannot go to Florence and not go to pay your respects to Michelangelo's David! A place not to be missed by art enthusiasts

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