One of the most famous Renaissance sculptures, David is a popular attraction in Florence. A masterpiece created by Michelangelo, the sculpture has been on display at the Galleria dell'Accademia since 1873. Apart from being a subject of honor to the Republican principles of Florence, it is also the most perfect example of fine art. Depicting divinity, this 17-foot marble statue of the biblical slayer of Goliath is not to be missed.
Arts & Museums
- Venue Description:
The Accademia Gallery is perhaps best-known for Michelangelo's David, removed after four centuries from Piazza Signoria, now exhibited in a specially constructed hall. Other works by Michelangelo include some of his Slave series and his sculpture of San Matteo. Also featured is an impressive collection of paintings from the 13th to 16th Centuries. Among the gallery's most noted works: a Sienese school Crucifix from the 13th Century, 24 panels by Taddeo Gaddi representing scenes from the Life of Christ and St Francis as well as Giovanni da Milano's Pietà.