"The Powerful large paintings will surprise you when you are in the Accademia Gallery."

Why should you visit the Accademia Gallery? Even if you are not a lover of art paintings, it is worth a visit. Read this page, and you know what to expect.

You will recognize some important art pieces you know from art class! It is the most extensive collection of art paintings in Venice and is world-renowned. I will show you 4 reasons why you should visit this museum.

To be honest. Art is not my favorite, but the powerful large paintings made a big impression on me. Below you can watch a nice appearance of this Art Gallery. Of course, you are curious about it.

Which art can you expect in The Accademia Gallery in Venice? 

You know Bellini, Carpaccio, Tintoretto and Tiepolo? Their artwork can be seen here. The beautiful collection was stolen by Napoleon from churches all around Europe and gathered in Venice. And the museum is used by the art school Accademia di Belle Arti houses near there. a Real Venice attraction! 

Walking through the museum yourself has its advantages. But with a knowledgeable guide, you learn a lot more. There is now a 2-hour guided tour of the museum. It is strongly recommended. Check if this guided tour of the museum is still available.

In total, there are 24 rooms with paintings. If you start with room 1, you will be guided through the rooms with illustrations from one style, the same painter, and the connecting period. In the Accademia Gallery, the art pieces are from the fourteenth until the eighteenth century. In Room 10, you can see a painting banned for many years.

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Paolo Veronese makes the painting. He liked to mock the church. The restored image caused raised eyebrows in the Catholic Church.

This painting is based on the Bible story about the "Last Supper in the House of Levi." But, this is a dinner of drunks, dwarfs, and dogs with Muslims and Germans alongside the apostles.

Napoleon loved it, but the painting was prohibited for a long time to exhibit. You don't want to be surprised by Venice, Italy, and your visits to its famous attractions. Therefore, I have for you...

Practical information about the Gallery

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Gallerie dell'Accademia is open Tuesday - Sunday from 8:15 am to 7:15 pm. And on Monday until 2:00 pm... An entrance ticket costs €17 - and €14 - if you have a discount (student or under 18 years of age, etc.).

You can see who is eligible for a discount on the museum website. You need at least 90 minutes to visit the museum. But, of course, you can decide that for yourself.

I told you about the tour earlier. Check if this guided tour is still available.

TIP! An audio guide costs EUR 6, - extra. But I do not recommend an audio guide. Be enchanted by the great paintings and read the English text that is installed neatly beside the paintings!

You must mostly wait in line during the summer due to the day-tripper tourist. Go therefore in the afternoon. Most day-trippers make their way home, and school children are gone.

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4 Reasons Why Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice is worth visiting?

Yes, the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice is worth visiting, especially if you are interested in Venetian art and the Renaissance period. Here are a few reasons why you should consider visiting:

  1. Venetian Art Collection: The Gallerie dell'Accademia houses an extensive collection of Venetian art from the 14th to the 18th centuries. You'll find masterpieces by renowned Venetian artists such as Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, and Canaletto. The collection offers a comprehensive overview of the development of Venetian painting, showcasing both religious and secular works.
  2. Iconic Paintings: The gallery is home to iconic paintings synonymous with Venetian art. This art includes Titian's "Presentation of the Virgin," Tintoretto's "Crucifixion," and Veronese's "The Feast in the House of Levi." Seeing these masterpieces in person allows you to appreciate their scale, technique, and vibrant colors, characteristic of Venetian painting.
  3. Historical Significance: The Gallerie dell'Accademia is housed in the former Scuola della Carità, one of Venice's oldest and most essential confraternities. The building is a notable example of Venetian Gothic architecture and provides a unique setting for the art collection. Exploring the gallery gives you a sense of Venetian art's historical context and cultural significance.
  4. Less Crowded than Other Attractions: While Venice attracts many visitors, the Gallerie dell'Accademia is often less crowded than other popular attractions such as St. Mark's Square or the Doge's Palace. This quietness allows for a more relaxed and immersive experience as you can take your time to appreciate the artwork without feeling rushed.
  5. Cultural Experience: Visiting the Gallerie dell'Accademia provides a cultural experience that allows you to delve into the artistic heritage of Venice. It offers insights into the city's rich history, connection to the arts, and Venetian painters' unique style and techniques.

Overall, the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice is a must-visit for art enthusiasts and those interested in Venetian culture and history. It offers a beautiful opportunity to explore and appreciate the artistic treasures of this enchanting city.

How to get there?

The Gallery has its vaporetto stop, "Accademia," at the Grand Canal. The museum is located in the Dorsoduro district on Campo della Carita. And, of course, near the Accademia Bridge. Nearby you also have eateries and a toilet, and you can also visit the nearby Peggy Guggenheim Museum on the same day.


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