The museum of Michelangelo's David
The Galleria dell'Accademia is one of the most visited museums in the world, second only to the Uffizi.
It is the place where you can admire Michelangelo's David, the masterpiece that is the symbol of the Florentine Renaissance, as well as some of the most important collections of paintings and sculptures in the world
Until 1784, it housed a convent and a hospital, then Pietro Leopoldo, the then Grand Duke of Tuscany, founded the Galleria dell'Accademia a place to collect contemporary works of art produced in that period by the masters and students of the Academy of Fine Arts. With the passing of the years, the Accademia has been enhanced with another 6 of Michelangelo’s works: the statues of the 4 Prisoners, St. Matthew and the Palestrina Pietà. Other important works include Giambologna's Abduction of a Sabine woman, displayed in the center of the Sala del Colosso and a valuable collection of musical instruments, including those by Stradivarius, displayed in the wing of the Cherubini Conservatory.