Gallery Academy

A famous Statue  at Grand Hotel Minerva

12 min. walk from the hotel. Closed on Mondays. Open the rest of the week from 8:15 am to 6:30 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested. Our concierge can make them for you

After the Uffizi, this is the second-leading museum in Italy for a number of visitors, and it has the most sculptures by Michelangelo (at seven), including the ultra-famous David, set in a platform built especially for it when it was moved from the Piazza della Signoria, where it had been originally placed in 1504. It was there until 1873 when the decision was made to move it inside the Academy of Fine Arts to prevent the elements from further damaging it. David was sculpted of fine Carrara marble, excavated in the Apuan Alps and transported around the world since the 16th century from a small port that Michelangelo himself founded. This is Forte dei Marmi, today it is one of Europe's most exclusive seaside resort towns, where our company has an exclusive boutique hotel. For more information about Forte dei Marmi and our Hotel Villa Roma Imperiale.

Tuesday09:00 - 18:00

Wednesday09:00 - 18:00

Thursday09:00 - 18:00

Friday09:00 - 18:00