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How to walk around Piazza Duomo in FlorenceHow to see the panorama of the city from the Boboli Gardens in FlorenceHow to have a picnic on the Piazzale Michelangelo in FlorenceHow to see the masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery in FlorenceHow to try the Florentine steak in FlorenceHow to walk on the terraces of Rose Garden in FlorenceHow to climb the Giotto's Bell Tower in Florence36 things to doin Florence
The gallery, which has the largest number of works of art by Michelangelo, including his iconic masterpiece - the Sculpture of David.
The Academy of Fine Arts is the first academy of painting in Europe and was founded by three famous mannerist artists: Giorgio Vasari, Agnolo Bronzino and Bartolomeo Ammanati.
Photo: Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, © diane cordell
At the end of the 18th century, an art gallery was created. Later, music and art restoration were also attributed to the fine arts. Today the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts is one of the most visited museums in the world. It contains six unfinished sculptures by Michelangelo, as well as the famous masterpiece of the artist - the statue of David, which adorned the front of the Palazzo Vecchio until 1873.
Photo: A Statue of David, © Allison Nichols
The gallery also contains the best art works of Renaissance Florence paintings and unique exhibits: violin and cello by Antonio Stradivari, the first harpsichord of the inventor of piano Bartolomeo Cristofori.
Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts on the mapLocation: Via Ricasoli, 66
Tuesday-Sunday: 8:15 a.m. - 6.50 p.m
More places to visit in Florence
Secret corridor leading from the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens, the famous and closed to ordinary visitors attraction.5
Giotto's Bell Tower
This bell tower is one of the four major structures on the Piazza Duomo in Florence and it offers a beautiful view of the city.12
Dante Alighieri House Museum
Near the church of Santa Margherita the old house is located, and everything in it reminds us about its famous owner - Dante Alighieri.10
Piazza del Duomo
The city's main square, where in one place gathered luxury buildings of Florence, and where always you can see crowds of travelers.24
National Museum of Bargello
Palace, that was once the seat of city government, prison and place of execution, is now a national museum, which contains sculptures by Michelangelo, Donatello and others.7
Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella
In the old pharmacy, where also is located the museum, creams, lotions and perfumes, created according to ancient recipes are still sold.6
Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
In this church, whose facade visually stands out among other buildings in Florence, begins the novel of Boccaccio "The Decameron".7
Piazza della Signoria
Here, in the center of Florence, in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, the masterpieces of famous Italian sculptors are placed.5
Villa La Petraia
Located away from the city center, Villa La Petraia is one of the most beautiful buildings that belonged to the Medici family.6
Founded in the 18th century, this bakery quickly became popular among the bohemian audience because of an excellent cappuccino and a special atmosphere.5
A small building in the Romanesque style is located near the Cathedral and is particularly noteworthy for its gate.11