Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
(3.9/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • We found our visit to the Accademia frustrating, mostly because of the ongoing rehab work, which is a good thing probably, but it helps if you know about it. We were not told anything -- and the guide...  more »
  • Attracted by signs that advertise the last restorations on pieces of Bosch, I revisited the Academy – spacious, well lit (skylights), also suitable for large canvases – some rooms have beautiful marble inlay floors and coffered ceilings – of the above there is plenty of choice for the sake of each, several are in fact types, ages and authors; for example are interesting paintings by Carpaccio with the myriad of characters who populate the episodes about Saint Ursula (although now they are exposed to an environment too tiny), I always find it nice ' homemade dinner Levi of Veronese with various ' vignettes ' that take place around the table, the same applies to the eventful life of Saint Mark's of Meek Giordano's crucifixion of Peter ', conveys the pathos of the moment – in this period were also exposed the plates restored to Bosch: the triptych of Santa Liberata, the visions, the triptych of the hermits – aside from the interesting educational videos, is obviously very amusing to observe the details proposed by this author trying to remember/guess the meaning of monsters unleashed by the mind of the painter and that populate his images – on the ground floor (which also houses the services) around beautiful courtyards taking positions the ' new galleries with newer pieces-the first Sunday of the month admission is free
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  • Represents very well the great works of Venetian masters but I found the entry and the audioguide rather expensive for what it offers. The work "the storm" of Giorgione is sensational.
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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".