The main halls of Galleria dell’Accademia offers visitors works by great Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli and Domenico Ghirlandaio, but this museum is without a doubt most famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist  Michelangelo such as his unfinished Prisoners (or Slaves), his St. Matthew and, above all, the glorious statue of David. This magnificent marble statue represents the Biblical hero David but, according to many scholars, is depicted before his battle with Goliath. Instead of being shown victorious as in the bronze statue of Donatello, Michelangelo’ s David looks tense and ready for combat.



Where: Florence