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GALLERY OF THE ACADEMY - Welcome to Italy






Location: FLORENCE
Via Ricasoli, 60
Open: 8.15-18.50; Sundays and public holidays 8.15-18.50. Closed on Mondays.
Description: Founded in 1874 by Duke Pietro Leopaldo, it houses paintings from the XIII to XIX centuries, tapestries displaying Florentine and Bruxelle workmanship and plaster figures. Works by Lorenzo Monaco, Daddi, Gaddi, Lippi, Perugino, Baldovinetti, Botticelli, Orcagna, Giovanni da Milano. XIX century documents from the Florentine Academy. The gallery is best known for a group of sublime sculptures by Michelangelo: the so-called "Piet di Palestrina", the "Prisoners", "St Matthew" and "David".