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The Academy Gallery is famous the world over because under its roof we can observe the imposing David by Michelangelo, but what else do we know? ”David”, the absolute masterpiece by Michelangelo, and a must for every visitor who wants to enjoy the treasures of Florence, was sculpted between 1501-1504. He was meant to decorate the outside of the Duomo, but instead decorated Piazza della Signoria where it stayed until 1873.
It's imposing structure emanates energy, vigour and courage, and symbolizes Man's struggle in life. His anatomy is the product of in-depth studies carried out by the great artist. In addition to David, we can also admire other statues by this artist, as well as an interesting collection of paintings from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early 17th century, paintings by major artists working in and around Florence.
The collection is especially important for its gold-ground paintings, and late-gothic polyptychs, complete in all their parts.
There is also a collection of sculptures in plaster by the 19th-century sculptors Lorenzo Bartolini and Luigi Pampaloni.
For music lovers, it may be interesting to note that the Gallery has been further enriched by an important collection of ancient musical instruments from the Cherubini Music Academy.
Next Exhibitions: 22.11.16-17.04.17 – “Giovanni dal Ponte”
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 08:15 am-6:50 pm (closing procedures start at 6:30 pm). CLOSED: Mondays; January 1st; May 1st; December 25th.
Price and tickets: Price includes ticket, booking fee and on-line booking fee.
Reduced Price Ticket (European Union citizens only): aged 18 to 25.
Free Ticket (European Union citizens only): children under 18. Reservation is always due except for children under the age of 6. (Please do not include children under the age of 6 in the booking request – tickets not necessary). Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. People with disabilities and their companion are free of charge, in this case the ticket and reservation will not be necessary (they must have a valid medical documentation of the disability).
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