The Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia) is dominated by one artwork in particular - Michelangelo's staggeringly beautiful statue of David. Carved from a single block of marble by the 26-year-old genius, it’s true you can’t really grasp the statue’s size and detail until you see him up-close.
The statue originally stood in the Piazza della Signoria, but was moved to this more protected environment in 1873. A copy now stands in the piazza.
Also here are Michelangelo's muscular Prisoner statues and Florentine artworks from the 13th to 16th centuries.
We don't have any reviews for this attraction – be the first to review it! Simply click Add Review above and share your opinion.
The Accademia Gallery is a 10-minute walk east of the train station. It's next door to Piazza San Marco, so while you’re here why not take the opportunity to see the sublime frescoes by Fra Angelico in the convent of San Marco.