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Accademia Gallery Tour


Accademia Gallery Tour

The Accademia Gallery in Florence is the second most visited italian museum, it houses many important works of art, but is most famous for the sculpture of one the greatest artists of the Renaissance, Michelangelo. During the tour the majority of visitors dwells at length to admire the sculpture of David, this is the most famous work of Michelangelo and one of the major symbols of the Renaissance.

Accademia Gallery is the second most visited Florence museum, Michelangelo's David is the most important work in this museum, Michelangelo is one of the greatest artists of all time with his works that have left an indelible mark in Florence.

In addition to David, the Academy Gallery offers other important sculptures by Michelangelo, like the Prisoners and St. Matthew. Alongside the works of Michelangelo's masterpieces, there are other famous sculptors such as Lorenzo Bartolini and Luigi Pampaloni. 

By visiting the Galleria dell 'Accademia you can also see ancient paintings executed by the greatest painters of Florence, from the second half of the thirteenth century, until the end of the sixteenth century. Important works of art from the Academy of Design, Academy of Fine Arts and convents abandoned as: Majesty of the Cimabue and Giotto, the Baptism of Christ by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo, the Supper at Emmaus Pontormo, the Sant'Anna Metterza by Masaccio and Masolino, the Annunciation by Lorenzo Monaco, the 'adoration of the Magi by Gentile da Fabriano and the Pietà by Giovanni da Milano. There were also paintings of origin, which is not strictly the Grand Duchy as Botticelli's Primavera. 

Other works housed in the Galleria dell'Accademia are the most numerous and important collection of paintings on a gold background and a collection of ancient musical instruments, that items in a part from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory. 

The Accademia Gallery in Florence, located in Via Ricasoli, was born in 1784 by the decision of Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Lorraine to create a museum / school that was inspirational to young students, so they were combined into a single Academy. At that time these were matched the precious stones and the Cherubini Conservatory from which the rich collection of period instruments. 

To make room for this complex, the buildings that once belonged to the hospital of St. Matthew and the adjoining convent of San Niccolò were used as space that occupies a large portion of the block between Piazza San Marco and Piazza Santissima Annunziata. 

The gallery of the Academy as we know it today is the result of the original design as well as other interventions both structural and expanded the museum complex on the works that have been relocated by giving them a chronological order which may prove to be logical to many visitors that will be received at the Galleria dell'Accademia, and who daily create long queues to be able to admire many masterpieces

Accademia Gallery Tour in Florence

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