Accademia Gallery

 

in short

The Gallery contains very important collections of paintings by Masaccio, Perugino and Fra' Bartolomeo, as well as well-known works by Michelangelo. In addition, there is a collection of historical musical instruments.
Galleria dell'Accademia: View into the 'Sala del Colosso', Florence
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Accademia Gallery

in detail

The Gallery of the Academy was founded by the will of the Grand-duke Leopoldo di Lorena, who set out its constitution in 1784. The Gallery was designed to host a collection of ancient and modern paintings and sculptures, in order to facilitate the knowledge and study of the students of the Academy of Fine Arts.

Today the Gallery contains very important collections of paintings by Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Perugino, Fra' Bartolomeo, as well as well-known works by Michelangelo.

It includes a unique set of paintings with golden backgrounds, covering the period from the end of the 4th or the beginning of the 5th century until the 15th century.

Furthermore we can find a collection of historical musical instruments, some of which are the only surviving example of their type.
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archaeology, painting, sculpture, gold, art, fine arts, 15th century, musical instruments, Masaccio, Della Francesca, ancient paintings, modern paintings, sculptures, fra\' bartolomeo

Visitor entrance

Galleria dell'Accademia
Via Ricasoli, 58-60
50122 Florence
Italy
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Opening Times

Sun
08:15 - 18:50
Mon
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Tue
08:15 - 18:50
Wed
08:15 - 18:50
Thu
08:15 - 18:50
Fri
08:15 - 18:50
Sat
08:15 - 18:50

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