Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

(3.9/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Admire pre-19th-century Venetian paintings--including Leonardo da Vinci's "Drawing of Vitruvian Man"--at Gallerie dell'Accademia. This gallery, housed in the Scuola della Carità, contains works from such masters as Lazzaro Bastiani, Francesco Guardi, and Lorenzo Lotto. Learn more about the paintings with an audio guide. You can arrange a guided tour for groups of ten or more. Plan to see Gallerie dell'Accademia and other attractions that appeal to you using our Venice vacation generator.
Create a full Venice itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Venice

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Venice by other users

15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Venice BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Italy BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Venice BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ITALY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful impressive building from outside. Very nice collection of Venetian paintings. Rooms are outdated and the paintings are not optimally presented. Still worth it.
    View original
  • This museum offers centuries of Venetian art, much of it religious. Other art is represented as well. Thoughtfully curated, this is a place to return to again and again. 
  • Location convenient and easily accessible. Never seen long queues at the entrance exhibits fine; late 16th century-17th century: Veronese, Tintoretto, Bellini and others. The Museum vice versa leave a little wish. It doesn't look particularly well maintained and is unattractive. Two things I found in other reviews: paintings hung from the ceiling to the point that you can't see and poor lighting. The Gallery's renovation is in progress. We hope ...
    View original
Google
  • Well, you have to like your devotional Catholic painters, and your grand thematic layouts, but hard to argue with the scale and thoroughness. The guides could be clearer in terms of building layout. Would have liked a few more Titians and a few less of the second tier, but very impressive nonetheless.
  • Not overwhelmingly impressive, but I was particularly interested in their exhibit that covered the restoration of several pieces. It closed earlier than wrecked so didn't get to see it all.
  • An amazing collection that is well organized allowing the visitor to progress at ease and ansorb the works of art at a leisurely pace.
  • The David statue is really the highlight of this place and it is not all that big... But it is well worth it to see David! I highly recommend downloading an audio tour on your phone.
  • Old forgotten masters in a neglected but beautiful art museum. This certainly isn't the grande exposition of the louvre or the national portrait gallery but the dark religious motifs tell of a time guilt of conscience has yet to forget. My favorite part was looking at the glorious paintings of Venice of ye olde time and recalling, "Wait a second, I've just walked from there and seen that".