Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

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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. See Gallerie dell'Accademia and all Venice has to offer by arranging your trip with our Venice trip itinerary maker app .
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  • This fine collection of Renaissance art is a must. Bellini, Giorgione, Titian are well represented here.  more »
  • One part of the works is presented, very beautiful works but what a waste... museographic and scenographic lighting completely missing, the visitor is not notified of the work but the price is full... Fortunately, the day was lifted. Ah Finally, remember to keep your coats.
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  • Was in Venice three times before but had never been able to visit the Gallery of the Academy for a variety of reasons. Relatively small, but the gallery contains paintings of the best Venetian artists: Titian, Giorgione, carpaccio and Bellini family. Especially I would like to highlight a Giovanni Bellini. Amazing artist.
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  • Outstanding Venetian art gallery, with a terrific collection of great Venetian art. An absolute MUST VISIT gallery in Venice. Friendly and informative staff and (serious) museum- photograoher friendly. (No flash, which is as it should be.) The only downside is the absence of an in-gallery eatery.
  • An awesome collection of art linked to Venice. If you have any interest in art from the renaissance to romantic, be prepared to spend at least three hours here, with much gasping at yet another masterpiece - longer if you use the audio guide on all of the work it covers. (You can appreciate much of it without, thanks to dual Italian / English info.) My favourite bit was the juxtaposition of the 'here's what we got back from France after Napoleon naughtily stole it' pieces with the large 'we stole St Mark from Egypt and we don't care who knows it' painting.
  • Don't bother with the audioguide, you're much better off just reading the information print outs in each room. One staff member told me it was better to start upstairs so you can move through the gallery chronologically which was definitely good advice. Much of the gallery is closed off for renovations at the moment but if the small portion already completed is anything to go by, it should be excellent once finished.
  • 15€ is a bit much for what you get. Unless you are really into seeing paintings of Mary and Jesus over and over again - I wouldn’t bother. However, what is on show is beautiful and the building itself is nice to see. Maybe once all the renovations are done it’ll be the gem of Venice.
  • Very interesting and varied content of icons, sculpture and paintings related to Venice. Not so much as to be overwhelming but enough to occupy the interested visitor for an afternoon. My visit was a very quiet afternoon and a haven from the crowds around St Mark's just a short walk away. Unlike the Basillica you can get up close and really study the icons and early painting

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