"At least you can take pictures of the Fake David!" David Statue Tip by wilocrek

David Statue, Florence: 73 reviews and 101 photos

  If you look closely you can see a bird on his head
by wilocrek

Do not be fooled by the "fake" David! So many foolhardy tourists have been fooled by this vile imposter. Here are some fool proof tips to protect you from being...well...fooled.

1. The real David is housed within a building, the fake David, as seen in the picture is outdoors. The easiest way to determine the difference between the two is to look up. If you see the sky, start to cry, because its the fake David your looking at!

2. You are not allowed to take pictures of the real David, so one way to determine what's what, is to start randomly taking pictures of David. If you get tackled by a security guard and arrested then you will know for sure that you were looking at the real David.

3. This last tip is not as reliable as the others but when I was looking at the fake David, I noticed that there was a bird nesting on top of his head. This is how I was able to ascertain for sure that it was not the real David. Plus it was raining and I just referred to tip #1.

Address: Throughout the city
Directions: Gallery of the Academy
Phone: +39 055 294883
Website: http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/musei/?m=accademia

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 12, 2008
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