Accademia Gallery - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Accademia Gallery
The Accademia Gallery is Florence’s most visited museum right after the Uffizi Gallery. The original statue of Michelangelo’s famous David actually has made the Accademia the most popular museum in Florence. It also has other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300–1600, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance. In 2016, it had 1.46 million visitors, making it the second most visited art museum in Italy, after the Uffizi.
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Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
0.16km from Accademia Gallery
The Leonardian Museum is located in Vinci, in the Province of Florence, the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci. Housed in the two locations of the Palazzina Uzielli and the Castello Dei Conti Guidi, it is one of the largest and most original collections dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, architect, technologist, and engineer and, more generally, to the history of the Renaissance technique.
The SS. Annunziata di Firenze
0.18km from Accademia Gallery
The Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata is the main Marian sanctuary in Florence, the mother house of the served order. The church is located in the homonymous square in the north-eastern part of the city centre, near the Spedale degli Innocenti, and has been the centre of city life for centuries. It was one of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and also it is famous among the tourists by its architectural and historical importance.
San Marco Museum
0.19km from Accademia Gallery
The San Marco Museum is an Italian state museum; it is located in the monumental part of an ancient Dominican convent located in Piazza San Marco in Florence. The fame of the museum, whose architecture is a Renaissance masterpiece, is mainly due to the presence of works by Beato Angelico, present in many rooms of the convent. One wing is dedicated to the school of San Marco, who also lived and worked here.
Hospital of Innocents
0.24km from Accademia Gallery
The Hospital of Innocents is a building located in Piazza Santissima Annunziata in Florence. The hospital was born thanks to a bequest of a thousand florins from the Prato merchant Francesco Datini to the Hospital of Santa Maria Nova to create a place of welcome for abandoned children. The term "hospital" derives from the ancient Florentine dialect, while the name should be understood as "hospital for abandoned children", referring to the biblical episode of the massacre of the innocents.
Riccardi Medici Palace
0.29km from Accademia Gallery
The Palazzo Medici is a Renaissance palace located in Florence, Italy. It is the seat of the Metropolitan City of Florence and a museum. It was well known for its stone masonry, which includes architectural elements of rustication and ashlar. The palazzo is divided into different floors. The ground floor contains two courtyards, chambers, anti-chambers, studies, lavatories, kitchens, wells, secret and public staircases and on each floor there are other rooms meant for family.
0.31km from Accademia Gallery
San Marco is a religious complex in Florence, Italy. It comprises a church and a convent. It has a long history to say. It was founded in 1267 by the Silverstrine monks, an Order of the Benedictine Reformed. Over the following 150 years, Florentines became disillusioned with the monks less than proper religious conduct and, in 1418, pleaded with the Pope to remove the monks from the monastery. It was also one of the main religious buildings in this area and also it is famous among tourists.
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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.