Travellers seem to be in eternal love with Accademia Gallery in Florence. So most likely you won’t be able to just step in and enjoy its artworks. The best bet is to reserve your tickets online though it could be a little pricier. And note the spellings: Accademia has two ‘c’s. If you are touring making use of one of the Switzerland package holidays, then you can ask the tour operator to book tickets in advance.
One advantage of travelling with a package holiday such as Freedom Holidays is that you do not have to worry too much. Holiday packages take care of almost everything. Especially when you visit somewhere like Accademia Gallery, you should have a free mind to explore its exhibits properly. The Gallery’s signature exhibits are the huge marble sculptures by Michelangelo and the glorious David. The more you take time to explore, the more the gallery will have on offer.
As you enter the gallery through the Hall of the Colossus, you will see exhibits that belong to the 19th century. For instance the marble sculpture of Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabien Women is available as a plastic model. The Gallery is crowded almost any time, true. But you will also find areas where you do not find much crowd. These halls are dedicated to various subject areas such as art, music and botany.
And the walls are adorned by works of Filippino Lippi’ Perugino, Pontormo, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Bronzino.
And do not forget to visit the Hall of the Prisoners where you will get to see Michelangelo’s ‘Slaves’. The painting is claimed to be an unfinished job. And then you will come across a host of paintings by Alessandro Allori. You will be enamoured by this collection, if you have an artistic eye for flowers. A few metres away, you can buy forget-me-nots to take home with you.
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