The Accademia Gallery is a famous museum in Florence, the second most visited after the Uffizi Gallery.
The Museum of the Academy Gallery was opened in 1784 in order to offer students of Fine Arts access to the most famous works.
The Accademia Gallery houses the masterpiece of Michelangelo Buonarroti, the David.
Created between 1501 and 1504, the statue of Michelangelo's David was transferred to the Academy in order to protect it from bad weather.
There are also numerous other works on display in the rooms of the Gallery, including numerous paintings with religious subjects and ancient musical instruments of Florence.
In order to avoid queues, often present as Michelangelo's David attracts crowds, it is possible to book in advance, either by telephone (at +39 055 294883) or online. Guided tours in various languages are also available.