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Michelangelo's masterpiece is one of the world's most recognizable sculptures. Located at Florence's Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, tours of the museum reveal a defining moment in Renaissance art – but there's a fascinating history behind David too!
Originally intended to stand among other stone sculptures on the cathedral's roof, the 6-ton statue was too heavy to raise. It was placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio instead.
The sculpture was started by Agostino di Duccio in 1463, before work briefly continued under a soon-fired Antonio Rossellino. Michelangelo was employed to finish the work in 1501.
David's confident stare is directed towards Firenze's strongest rival -- Rome. The city was one of many neighboring powers that threatened the Republic of Florence's sovereignity.
David was wrapped in cloth and entombed in brick as part of Italian efforts to protect their historic artworks from bomb damage. Michelangelo's Moses received the same treatment!
In 1991 Piero Cannata attacked the statue with a hammer he'd concealed under his jacket, breaking the second toe of the left foot. Police described the 47-year-old as "deranged."
The Galleria dell'Accademia is open between 8:15AM and 6:50PM from Tuesday to Sunday.
The Galleria dell'Accademia can be easily reached by many different bus routes to the stops Ss. Annunziata - Istituto Degli Innocent, Piazza di San Marco, San Marco Rettorato, or Cavour. Michelangelo's David is located in the museum's Hall of the Prisoners.
- When should I visit?
- Tues - Sun: 8:15AM - 6:50PM
- Is it expensive?
- Around 15 Euros. Price varies whether you book online or purchase at the ticket office.
- Will I need a guide?
- Not necessarily, but consider this... is there anything better in the world than an enthusiastic Italian tour guide?
- How to get there
- Florence is rather walkable so you easily go there by foot. Numerous bus lines also stop in front of the Galleria.
- Additional information
- Make sure to pre-book your tickets! The David is an especially popular attraction.
What people are saying about Michelangelo's David
My daughter and I really enjoyed the visit by Lori, she spoke perfect English, her major is art hence got full knowledge and passion during the tour, even today my daughter still telling David and unfinished pieces story to her father, she loved Michelangelo a lots as the story elaborated by Lori is very interesting. Thanks Lori, what a wonderful lesson to learn from you❤️
Our guide named Seif Allah was incredible. His knowledge of the history of Florence and the artists was top notch. His tour made us think and discover the possible reasons behind the art and sculptures. Such a great experience!
Although currently less essential as low tourist no;'s in Florence, meant we were scheduled and our queue still moved faster than the non booked.
Covid precautions in place. Not many visitors, so easy access and observations. Upstairs gallery was closed, so not too much to see.
Francesca was an awesome guide. She made our visit super interesting. She has deep knowledge and outstanding communication skills.