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  The Accademia Gallery, Florence

 
 

 

The Gallery is particularly famous for its sculptures by Michelangelo: the Prisoners, the St. Matthew and, especially, the statue of David which was transferred here, to the specially designed tribune, from Piazza della  Signoria in 1873.

In the adjacent rooms, which were part of two former convents, important works of art were collected here in the 19th century from the Academy of Design, the Academy of Fine Arts and from suppressed convents.

There is also a collection of sculptures in plaster by the 19th-century sculptors Lorenzo Bartolini and Luigi Pampaloni, besides a section of Russian icons.

Recently the Gallery has been further enriched by the important collection of old musical instruments from the Cherubini Conservatory.

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday, 8,15 – 18,50
Closed Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st, Christmas Day.

Reservation for the Accademia is mandatory. To book your ticket or to have more information on the Accademia please contact our concierge: Valentina