The Accademia Gallery is perhaps best-known for Michelangelo's David, removed after four centuries from Piazza Signoria, now ... More
The Accademia Gallery is perhaps best-known for Michelangelo's David, removed after four centuries from Piazza Signoria, now exhibited in a specially constructed hall. Other works by Michelangelo include some of his Slave series and his sculpture of San Matteo. Also featured is an impressive collection of paintings from the 13th to 16th Centuries. Among the gallery's most noted works: a Sienese school Crucifix from the 13th Century, 24 panels by Taddeo Gaddi representing scenes from the life of Christ and St Francis and Giovanni da Milano's Pietà.
The Medici family reserved rooms for their prestigious collection during use of the gallery as magistrate's court in the 1700s.
Made up of 40 rooms, the gallery contains works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio and Botticelli's Birth of Venus ...
Located in the old church and school of the Carità, Galleria dell'Accademia building was partly built in the 12th Century
and finished in the 14th Century. The Academy of Fine Arts was started here by the Napoleonic government. In ...
Built on the site of an Etruscan settlement, Florence, the symbol of the Renaissance, rose to economic and cultural pre
eminence under the Medici in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its 600 years of extraordinary artistic activity can be ...