One famous full-sized replica is located at the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, California. This magnificent reproduction of David standing in the Movieland courtyard was carved from ONE piece of flawless Carrara marble taken from Michelangelo's own quarry near Pietrasanta, Italy. It stands 18 feet high, weighs 10 tons and took two years to complete. This reproduction was created by David Sollazzini and Sons, Florence, in 1965
It's not much closer in Buena Park than going to Italy, the way I figure it.
I've seen the works of Diego Rivera in the Palacio Nacional, and as a matter of course driven past Freida K's house in Mexico City many times. I've sat down and wept at the unbelieveable chance to find myself alone with my thoughts in the National Museum in London. I think I'd collapse in sheer joy to be in Italy. Heck, I haven't even been to our own National Museum here in the U.S.
*shuffling off to put more money in my savings account*