Accademia Gallery

Price guide: Mid-range

Campo Carità, Dorsoduro 1050, Venice

Price guide: Mid-range

Accademia Gallery
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By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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Expert overall rating:5.0 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Education, History

Best for Culture - Expert review of Accademia Gallery

All Venice's finest Renaissance masters in one great treasure trove.

The Accademia gallery is an immense treasure house of works by all Venice’s greatest artists.

Don’t miss Veronese’s lively 'Christ in the House of Levi', Tintoretto’s beautiful 'Madonna dei Camerlenghi', Giorgione's mysterious 'Tempest' and numerous moving works by the Bellini family.

Once I've had my fill of the better-known masterpieces, I love to indulge in some close study of the great painting cycles of the 15th and 16th centuries. The 'Miracle of the Cross at the Rialto' for example – a collaborative effort by various 15th-century masters – is a wonderful insight into how Venice looked at that time: you can pick out the differences... and the many things which have remained unchanged. 

Note that a long-running, slow-moving programme of restoration and extension occasionally closes down some rooms in the gallery.

Price advice: 

6.50 euros; 3.25 euros reductions.

Expert tips: 
Avoid queues at peak times by booking ahead through the gallery's website.
The 5 euro audioguide will help steer you through this huge collection.

More information on Accademia Gallery:

Price guide:
Art gallery, Historic site, Museum
Campo Carità, Dorsoduro 1050, Venice
041 5222247
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
8.15am-2pm Mon. 8.15am-7.15pm Tue-Sun.
Free tags / Keywords:
Tintoretto, Titian, Bellini, Art, History

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