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Florence Galleria dell' Accademia (Academy Gallery) Information
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Art Galleries in Florence, Italy IT
Galleria dell' Accademia (Academy Gallery)

Via Ricasoli, 60
Tuscany (Toscana)
Italy IT (Italia)

Tel: +39 (0) 55 2388 609

Florence Academy GalleryFlorence's Academy of Drawing was the first of its kind in the whole of Europe. Founded in 1563 by the artists Ammannati, Bronzino and Vasari, the Florence Galleria dell' Accademia (Academy Gallery) was established on the same site in 1784, by Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena.

Containing many important and historic exhibits, attractions at the Galleria dell' Accademia in Florence including paintings covering the 13th century to the 16th century. Today, the Academy Gallery contains 11 rooms with a wealth of historic paintings, admittedly many are by artists who are not well-known.

Other popular attractions at Florence's Galleria dell' Accademia (Academy Gallery) include a fine collection of 14th- to 16th-century altarpieces. The Galleria dell' Accademia also houses some outstanding 16th-century tapestries. Notable pieces on display at the Academy Gallery include Botticelli's 'Madonna del Mare' (Madonna by the Sea) and the 'Deposition from the Cross' by Perugino, as well as works by Taddeo Gaddi, Giambologna, Filippino Lippi and Paolo Uccello.

Open: Tuesday to Friday - 08:30 to 18:50, Saturday - 08:30 to 22:00, Sunday - 08:30 to 18:50
Admission: charge, expensive, free to students under 18 years old and those over 60

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