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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
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
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
The magnificent building in the center of Florence, where Dante is often dropped in and which became home to the Jerusalem Brotherhood monks.15
Once this park was only for famous people of Florence, but now it is a favorite place for walking among the locals and travelers.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
Palazzo Vecchio is a luxurious building in Piazza della Signoria, the clock tower of this palace reminiscent the home of fairytale characters.6
Piazza della Signoria
Here, in the center of Florence, in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, the masterpieces of famous Italian sculptors are placed.5
Pergola Theatre was built by Medici family, was the first opera house of the world, and still amazes all visitors for its acoustics.9
Ponte Vecchio is the most unusual bridge of Florence. Expensive jewelry stores and the luxury Vasari Corridor are located here.4
Basilica of Santa Croce
Located in the heart of Florence, it is the most beautiful and spectacular Franciscan church, and many famous Italians are buried here.7
The Rose Garden
Behind an inconspicuous gate hides wonderful creation of landscape designers of Florence, where are the scents of roses and citrus trees grow.13