Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

(3.9/5 based on 1,300+ 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.
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  • The first Sunday of the month, admission to the Museum of the Academy is free! Good to know... We're randomly who booked us this nice surprise... we let you know with pleasure!
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  • Are exposed a lot of priceless artworks. To name a few: Veronese, Giorgione, Tintoretto. The locals are works are equally wonderful with rich in frescoes. To see!
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  • It must arrive at the Museum at the opening. You put on your helmet and you dive in the explanations of the works. It is a moment at once terribly informative but also magical. The works of the great artists are here. When you go out and you find at the foot of the bridge dell'Accademia, you go up and you look at the view. I can't find the words to describe this moment of grace
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  • 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".