Ponte dell'Accademia, Venice

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Cross the Grand Canal on Ponte dell'Accademia, one of four bridges to cross the span of water on the southern end. The crossing connects the sestieres, or city subdivisions, of Dorsoduro and San Marco. When you go, look for the “lovers’ locks,” or the padlocks engraved with couples’ names and locked onto the railings. Use our Venice trip itinerary builder website to add Ponte dell'Accademia and other attractions to your Venice vacation plans.
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  • The wooden bridge is still under construction. Two gateways, one for each direction of traffic can cross. You can't see anything because the view is blocked by large white panels. So handy but nothing to do.
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  • Despite the entrance fee being higher that advertised it was worth it. Particularly beautiful are the medieval and renaissance religious paintings on the first floor. Also the the statues and architec...  more »
  • Work during our stay, no visibility on the channel openings probably could be practiced on part and the other to remedy.
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  • Renaissance art with a very very heavy emphasis on paintings of the Madonna and Christ child, including many by famous Italian artists. But this is a one trick pony from my perspective. Only spend your time and money here if you love religious Renaissance paintings. There's little else.
  • I felt disrespect and discrimination. The conductor began asking me how old I was. Then still sold the tickets at the original price. it because only Europeans have discounts below the age of 25. I would like to ask: Since there is no concession, do you ask me how old am i? And i want to ask why europeans have discount?
  • Heavy on religious art from the early Renaissance. Interesting temporary exhibition on Canova etc
  • Unbelievable artwork from 15/16th century. A must see when in Venice.. A large collection of paintings on Jesus. Mary and the saints and related events
  • 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.
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