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Galleria dell’Accademia Museum in Florence, Italy

The Galleria dell’Accademia, or Accademia Gallery, is without a doubt most famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. His Prisoners (or Slaves), his St. Matthew and, above all, the magnificent statue of David within the Tribune are what first draw most of the hundreds of thousands of visitors the museum welcomes every year.

The main halls at the Accademia also offers visitors works by great Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Allessando Allori and Orcagna, to name just a few of the painters.

The most recent section, the Museum of Musical Instruments, displays old, one-of-a-kind masterpieces by Stradivari and Bartolomeo Cristofori, inventor of the piano.

Give yourself time when visiting the Accademia Gallery, a must-see while in Florence. To better plan your visit to the museum, you will find general information on hours, admissions and more in the Plan Your Visit section and details on the halls, main artworks and itineraries in Explore the Museum.

If your time is limited in Florence and want to skip the long line in the busy seasons, you can buy your tickets to the Accademia now as well as book a private guide to accompany you to discover together the masterpieces during a personal tour.

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