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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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  • Certainly worth seeing the iconic statutes in the hotel. The crowds were absolutely brutal so please go right when it opens. 
    Certainly worth seeing the iconic statutes in the hotel. The crowds were absolutely brutal so please go right when it opens.  more »
  • We had two David’s with us so there had to be a picture of the two David’s with the statue of David. We had a great tour guide who was very passionate about the statue. Great experience 
    We had two David’s with us so there had to be a picture of the two David’s with the statue of David. We had a great tour guide who was very passionate about the statue. Great experience  more »
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  • 👩‍🎨🎭🖌️Cool exhibition, not big, with interesting sculpture from Italian Renaissance. The star is the David of Michelangelo (which is impressive). On the first floor there is also an interesting exhibition of painting of 1300. Plan between one and two hours to visit completely. Two options for the ticket: book it in advance or try your luck checking the queue at the entrance. Queue can be very long, but it's also quite fast. 👍🏻
  • Beautiful museum with of course the centerpiece: the David of Michelangelo. While this was clearly the main focus, the other sculptures and artworks were astonishing as well. What did stand out however is that they got less attention, regarding presentation, because they weren't as clearly structured and presented at times. Nevertheless had a great time and would recommend anyone visiting Firenze to stop by. It is advised to book a time slot beforehand though, as this will save you 1-2 hours of waiting line.

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