Il David of Michelangelo it is considered the icon of beauty, a masterpiece of world sculpture, a symbol of the Renaissance.

The non-profit foundation Friend of Florence in agreement with the Galleria dell'Accademia takes care of his "physical form", the David in fact, like the other masterpieces in the Gallery, requires care and maintenance.

The relationship between the non-profit Foundation Friends of Florence and the Michelangelo sculptures of the Accademia Gallery originates in the 2003, during the restoration operations and the survey campaign on the masterpiece planned for the 500 anniversary of its realization. The organization then financed the extensive series of diagnostic studies that also resulted in the creation of an educational website and a DVD dedicated to restoration.


From that moment Friends of Florence has maintained a high attention to the heritage of the Academy Gallery contributing, in addition to the maintenance of the David and Prisons also to the restoration of the Pietà da Palestrina, the 22 paintings in the Tribune and the model in raw earth of Ratto delle Sabine by Giambologna.

The biblical hero still remains magnificent in our eyes, and visible in Florence in the Accademia Gallery