Florence is the ideal holiday destination for art and culture. Our city contains tourist attractions, museums, churches, and artworks that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. Among the many contenders on the “must-see” list, one of the most importantis the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze (Gallery of the Academy of Florence), also known as the “Michelangelo Museum” due to the seven sculptures by the famous artist, including the renowned “David“.
The Galleria dell’Accademia is among the most visited museums in Italy and certainly among the most famous in the entire city of Florence. It is a veritable treasure chest of artwork; paintings and sculptures by world-famous artists can be found here, such as masterpieces by Perugino, Cimabue, Giotto, Verrocchio, paintings by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Orcagna, the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna, and plaster sculptures by Lorenzo Bartolini.
Michelangelo’s David and other sights
The star of the Galleria dell’Accademia is undoubtedly Michelangelo’s David, preceded by the Prisoners (unfinished pieces by Michelangelo, stunning despite their incomplete nature) and the Pietà Palestrina a few meters before. The David, a 5-meter piece, including its base of about a meter, has been described as imposing, perfect, magnificent, and every other imaginable adjective.
One thing is certain; visitors never tire of admiring this sculpture’s beauty. Another fascinating part of the Galleria dell’Accademia is the collection of historical musical instruments, includinga few examples of Stradivari instruments, whichshouldn’t be missed. How much time is needed for a complete visit? Obviously, this isvery subjective.There is no set time for visits… however, this said, an in-depth visit to fully absorb the beauty of this Eden would probably take a couple of hours.
Art and Florence are inseparable, a holiday in our city allows you to admire priceless masterpieces as well as visit places such as the Galleria dell’Accademia and many other equally important attractions. Residence Hilda, which is conveniently close to the Galleria dell’Accademia and just a stone’s throw from the wonderful Duomo, isthe perfect home base for your stay.
Come visit us, we’ll be waiting towelcome you and happily provide advice on the best way to spend your time enjoying the masterpieces of our beautiful city.