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Written by Rahul on May 14, 2020 Share on

Galleria dell’Accademia, The House Of David

Being one of the Ardent admirers of the city Florence, from the fictional creation of the Florence city in the game “Assassins Creed”. I also wondered what it would feel like to stand in those places in reality. One such museum that I would want to visit while in Florence is the Galleria dell’Accademia, which is commonly called the Gallery of the Academy of Florence. This Museum gives you most of the collection of paintings by the great artist Michelangelo. These artworks were mostly from the 1300-1600 Period, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance. It is the second most visited museum in all of Italy. Pietro Leopoldo founded the museum in 1784. Let us find out more information on this particular place.

Galleria dell'Accademia
Galleria dell’Accademia P.C- Google Images

The 5 Fact Sections

1. One of the most famous artworks of Michaelangelo, “The David” is being exhibited. This Statue was created with one single marble rock.
2. The David work of Michaelangelo is very popular among the tourists. In 2016 there were about 1.46 million footfalls in a year, making it the second most popular and the most visited museum after Uffizi.
3. Dedicated to Altarpieces from the 1300 and 1400s which are placed in the two rooms (Sala del Tardo Trecento I and II) on the second floor of the museum.
4. The ground floor of the Accademia Gallery, Which houses the art of the “Prisoners” by Michaelangelo which is in the Galleria del Prigioni (Prisoner’s Gallery) and the “David” by Michaelangelo in the Tribuna del David.
5. The art by Botticelli, “Madonna and Child (Madonna col Bambino) is located in the Accademia Gallery along with the “Lady of the sea (Madonna del mare).

Michaelangelo's David at the Galleria dell'Accademia.
Michaelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell’Accademia. P.C – Google Images

The Direction Guide

Florence Museum is a gem of its architecture in Italy. It houses one of the most famous sculptures by artists. You will totally fall head over heels when you enter into the museum. This is one of the places that have to be visited once when visiting Florence. This is one of the top attraction sites that is visited by the customers.

Address:
60, Via Ricasoli, 58, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

By Bus:
The Bus services that take you to the gates of the Galleria dell’Accademia are:
10, 17, 20, 23 and 6

Taking Santa Maria Novella Station as a point, giving you directions and means of transport from there.

– Taxi – The drive is a 3 km long drive and it is a 4-minute drive from the Basilica. The taxi costs up to 10-15 €.

Bus – The bus will be 13 minutes from the Station with the bus on which are 1,14 and 82. The bus costs around 1.50 – 2.50 €.

Street View
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Street View)
Satellite View
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Satellite View)

Timings And Tickets Info

Tickets

There are 3 types of tickets which are full, reduced and free.

The Ticket rates: 6.50 €
Reservation Fee: 4.50 €

Full:
All non-EU citizens 18 and over

Reduced:
EU citizens between 18 and 25 years old 

Free:
– Minors under 18 years old, regardless of citizenship
– A person with Disabilities and one family member accompanying.

Timings

The Galleria is open from Tuesday to Sunday which naturally means that all Mondays the museum is free.

The Ticket offices will be closing at 6:20 PM and the museum starts closing at 6:40 PM.

Closure days of Museum:
– All Mondays
– January 1
– May 1
– December 25

Between May and September will be the best time to visit Florence.

There are no specific dress codes in case of entering into the Galleria dell’Accademia. You can take the tour in your comfortable casual clothing with good walking shoes as you will have to walk a lot in the Museum.

I hope you have all the information about the House of famous art, David and Prisoners. This also gives you a whole view of all the great artistic features of the Italian culture. This should definitely be on your checklist whenever you will be travelling to Europe. All the major attractions can be fitted into a 4 day ideal trip to Italy with Pickyourtrail. Get ready to fill in your bucket list with the activity.

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