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The Galleria dell’Accademia, much more than David

The “Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze” is best known for being the house of David, Michelangelo’s great sculpture. However, the permanent collection of this gallery shows that it is much more than the sample of that great sculptural work, this despite the fact that the original intention was directed to have a museum dedicated exclusively to Michelangelo’s work.

Since its founding in the 18th century, “La Galleria dell’Accademia” has stood out for grouping works by the great Italian sculptors of the Renaissance era. Artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Allessando Allori and Orcagna, and others, are represented in this gallery.

Over time, the collection of the “Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze” has been extended to other types of works, such as paintings, religious art and in more modern times, to a museum of musical instruments, which includes works by the great Antonio Stradivari.

Visiting the “Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze” to see the David is very important. However, this museum deserves to have more time in your visit and thus enjoy everything it offers.

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