The Halls of the Accademia
Most everyone planning a visit to the Accademia Gallery has in mind seeing Michelangelo‘s masterpieces, with the magnificent David at the top of the list. If you plan your visit to give yourself at least 2 hours inside, you will find that the Accademia offers much more in the less crowded halls: a chance to reflect on Michelangelo’s work as a sculptor and on Mannerist painting, learn the techniques used in creating those marble sculptures and wood panel paintings, see musical instruments of yesteryear and admire the fashion in 14th century Florence.
The first hall as you enter the Accademia is the Hall of the Colossus, where today Giambologna's plaster cast of the Rape of the Sabines...Read more »
Used in the 19th century to display paintings from the various collections, the hall was later altered to house the unfinished statues by...Read more »
The Tribune houses the magnificent David by Michelangelo, as well as other 16th century...Read more »
The Gipsoteca offers the possibility to see how plaster models helped create marble sculptures as well as offer copies of famous works of...Read more »
The Florentine Gothic rooms cover important early 13th to 14th century painters, as well as Giotto's followers such as Bernardo Daddi and Orcagna and his...Read more »
For music lovers, the private collection of musical instruments from the Medici court displayed at the Accademia is a...Read more »