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The Italian city of Florence is quite probably the most important hub of art in the world. Thus, its Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, founded in 1784 by Pietro Leopoldo, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and adjoined by the Accademia di Belle Arti, is something that should not be left out by any means. Housing the world-famous Statue of David by Michelangelo, it includes the masterworks of the following artists as well: Paolo Uccello, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, and, of course, Andrea del Sarto. Oh, and let us not forget to bask in the eerie brilliance of the original plaster for the Rape of the Sabine Women by Italo-Flemish sculptor Giambologna! Art buffs, rejoice!