Gallerie dell'Accademia

Venice, Italy

The Gallerie dell'Accademia is a museum gallery of pre-19th-century art in Venice. The former Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia was founded in 1750. In 1807 the academy was re-founded by Napoleonic decree and moved to the Palladian complex of the Scuola della Carità, where the Gallerie dell'Accademia are still housed. The collections of the Accademia were first opened to the public in 1817.

The Gallerie dell’Accademia contains masterpieces of Venetian painting up to the 18th century, generally arranged chronologically though some thematic displays are evident.

The gallery contains masterpieces for example from  Canaletto, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Titian and Leonardo da Vinci (Drawing of Vitruvian Man).



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Founded: 1750
Category: Museums in Italy


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Kevin Mitchell (7 months ago)
An amazing art museum which surprisingly does not get a lot of attention as far as Venice attractions go. This is entirely unfair...the museum is incredible! It holds amazing works of renaissance art and some beautiful religious iconography. The building itself is a beauty to look at. Warning: this museum is much larger than you might think. A true gem of Venice attractions!
Dandan Lu (9 months ago)
Good collection of art works, good information provided in text, audio guide was probably not worth it- but limiting. The temporary exhibition was great too. Map provided via scan code, staff were pretty good.
A A (10 months ago)
Guardian of Venetian and Italian painting, it is an essential stop in Venice. Titian, Canova, Tintoretto, Bellini, Giorgione to name a few of the greatest artists found there. Comfortable price, many facilities. Courteous staff. Let yourself be astonished.
gaz h (2 years ago)
A must do, really. Our 9 year old boy enjoyed it too. It's not too big either. You should find most of the artwork incredible, whatever your tastes.
Chris Dickinson (2 years ago)
An impressive testimony to the collective religious imagination of Europe as expressed by the Venetian artists at their peak. The audio guide was a complete waste of money. Hardly any of the museum is included in the audio guide. Save yourself the 6€.
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