The Gallery is particularly famous for its sculptures by Michelangelo: the Prisoners,
the St.Matthew and, especially, the statue of David which was transferred here,
to the specially designed tribune, from Piazza della Signoria in 1873.
In the adjacent rooms, which were part of two former convents, important works
of art were collected here in the 19th century from the Academy of Design, the
Academy of Fine Arts and from suppressed convents.
The holdings comprise mostly religious paintings by major artists working in
and around Florence between the mid-13th and the late 16th centuries. The collection
is especially important for its gold-ground paintings. In the first floor rooms
is a sequence of splendid late-gothic polyptychs, complete in all their parts.
There is also a collection of sculptures in plaster by the 19th-century sculptors
Lorenzo Bartolini and Luigi Pampaloni, besides a section of Russian icons.
Recently the Gallery has been further enriched by the important collection of
old musical instruments from the Cherubini Conservatory, the Museum of Musical
Galleria dell'Accademia, Via Ricasoli 58-60, 50122 Firenze.
Tuesday to Sunday, 8,15 – 18,50
Closed Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st, Christmas Day.
Tickets for Academy Gallery and the Museum of Musical Instruments, bookable through our Concierge Desk, have different costs according to exhibitions taking
place in the Gallery: please ask the price and ticket reservation when booking
the hotel room.
This offer is strictly reserved to our hotel guests.