Gallerie dell'Accademia
Gallerie dell'Accademia
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8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Monday
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Wednesday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Thursday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Friday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Saturday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
Sunday
8:15 AM - 7:15 PM
About
The city's most important and prestigious art gallery features an impressive collection of Venetian paintings and works by such artists as Bellini, Titian and Mantegna.
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Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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  • Anthony K
    Warwick, United Kingdom503 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow!
    Good place to go on a rainy day. Fantastic collection of paintings, well lit (unlike many galleries we’ve visited). Inexpensive. Admittance may be a few at a time when busy so be prepared to wait outside for a bit. Disappointed that a number of rooms were undergoing refurbishment and therefore the number of paintings on display was significantly reduced; also some lent to other exhibitions. However entry price was not reduced!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 25, 2023
  • bbsydney96
    639 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking
    We had visited David about 20 years ago and it was a highlight that we wanted to revisit this time around and we are very glad we did. David truly is something to behold. And the unfinished pieces in the hall leading to David give some perspective to the enormity of the task and just how extraordinary the Statue of David is. The gallery on the upper floor is also quite beautiful and worth a stroll. There are some really beautiful pieces on display all with great interpretation notes (that certainly helped to educate us). A very special place. Book your tickets in advance or be prepared for quite the queue.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 10, 2023
  • M R
    Wolverhampton, United Kingdom11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better Art Galleries
    Firstly, if you go there with a ruck sack you have to wear it on the front. If not security tell you off! Secondly there is some amazing art here. However it's so repetitive. Endless paintings of the same/similar religious scenes. There is not a lot of variety. We love art galleries but halfway round we got very bored and we're glad to get out of there.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Ramona T
    Szombathely, Hungary143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing collection of art
    One of the finest, nicest picture galleries I have been to. My teenager kids also enjoyed it, they were enthusiastic, actually. Amazing collection of art, explanation provided. MUST SEE item in Venice!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 3, 2023
  • Aero3926
    364 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    worth a visit
    We purchased tickets in advance, but it may not have been necessary at this venue. Some very large and interesting pieces (like the "last supper" that had to be re-titled) in addition to the other noteworthy items in the collection. If you are in Venice for a few days, visit. I recommend an audio guide to get more from your visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Quest60102395051
    Canton of Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice David
    Wonderful to see David and and his beauty. The music exposition was very interesting with very old instrument to see thems. It is better to make a reservation in advance and have a guide, as to he waiting lane can be quite long and you might not even get in. Worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 15, 2023
  • MisterTrick
    Manchester, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing display of Venetian art through the centuries
    It's true that most of the paintings are religious and are inspired by many of the same themes through the centuries, but this is an astonishing collection of works created from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century. Artists include Tintoretto, Bellini, Carpaccio, Veronese and many more. We spent hours here, but you could canter through more quickly if you wanted to. It's a good idea to get the audio guide which helps to explain the context of the paintings.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 23, 2024
  • Izabele
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit when in Venice.
    I was absolutely blown away. I adore renaissance art, and I am very interested in history, so this was heaven. Entrance was free, but I chose to buy the audio guide, which was an amazing choice. There was a big variety of art and also sculptures, overall I 1000% recommend, because it was educational and extremely interesting.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 20, 2024
  • SKALondon
    London, United Kingdom2,577 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We always visit on our tris to Venice
    If you like renaissance art this gallery is well worth a visit. They have so much art they can’t display it all and some pieces have to go off for restoration. There is a page on the website - Artworks not on display- listing what’s not on display. It’s one of the few places in Venice that opens early - currently 0815. On our last trip (Easter 2024) there was no queue outside on either visit but the museum was quieter on the earlier visit. Do check out the ticket options. There is a discounted early entry ticket, a two day ticket and if renaissance art interests you or you are there for a longer stay and want to pop in and out membership might work for you. We’ve gone with that our last two trips, as much to support the museum as to be able to go in when we want.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 27, 2024
  • Thomas K
    Stratford, Connecticut710 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Self-Guided Tour
    Visited with a skip the line self-guided tour provided by Cali Tours. The workers for the tour were extremely difficult to find. They were not where the paperwork provided said they would be.We did finally find them and they handed us our tickets but provided no direction to where to line up for our specific entry. We finally got assistance from the museum staff and found our entry line. The museum was incredible as are so many exhibits in Italy. Really enjoyed it. The self-tour IMHO is fine.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 2, 2024
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10,663 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Contains masterpieces of Venetian painting up to the 18th century. Look out for the paintings: Madonna and Child with St Catherine and St Mary; Sacred Conversation; Martinengo Pieta; The Tempest; St George; Resurrection; St John the Baptist; Virgin and Child. However, the painting Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci was not available as it was loaned to Louvre as part of its Leonardo da Vinci paintings exhibition.
Written February 28, 2020
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durham05
Durham, UK1,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Business
A large art gallery full to the rafters with Venetian art. I particularly enjoyed the Canaletto's on the basement, although this part of the building is hard to find: you need to go to the first floor and then take an elevator down. Sadly there was nothing by Da Vinci on display, even though they have an impressive collection of drawings.
Written February 17, 2020
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Thebestofthebest99
Seattle, WA25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A wonderful way to discover the historical art history of Venice through paintings and sculpture. The best way to view all the wonderful art is to go when they first open (8:15am in my case). You can self guide or purchase an audio guide. Take your time discovering all the wonderful Venetian art prior to the 19 century. The colors influenced by the unique lighting in Venice are on display here.
Written July 4, 2022
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Izabele
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I was absolutely blown away. I adore renaissance art, and I am very interested in history, so this was heaven. Entrance was free, but I chose to buy the audio guide, which was an amazing choice. There was a big variety of art and also sculptures, overall I 1000% recommend, because it was educational and extremely interesting.
Written March 20, 2024
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questtraveler01
Tel Aviv, Israel387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Nice Gallery with an impressive collection of Renaissance paintings ranging from 14th-17th century if I'm not mistaken. Italian artists such as Bellini, Tintoretto, Titian, Canaletto & more. Enormous canvasses reaching from mid height to ceiling. Located near the Accademia bridge in the Dorsoduro area. I enjoy Renaissance but it was a lot of the same to take in. I had lodging near by & had extra time to visit this museum otherwise I would have taken a pass. How much do you like this type of art?
Written January 25, 2020
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Anthony K
Warwick, UK503 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Good place to go on a rainy day. Fantastic collection of paintings, well lit (unlike many galleries we’ve visited). Inexpensive. Admittance may be a few at a time when busy so be prepared to wait outside for a bit. Disappointed that a number of rooms were undergoing refurbishment and therefore the number of paintings on display was significantly reduced; also some lent to other exhibitions. However entry price was not reduced!
Written June 25, 2023
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Amy
187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
It would take all day to see everything in this enormous museum. Some very impressive paintings from very famous artists, some of the rooms had benches available to sit. Clean, accessible toilet facilities available. We went around late morning, spent a couple of hours in the gallery, and it was not very busy, so we felt that we could explore the gallery in our own time. Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in art.
Written April 12, 2022
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GranZorro
Zug, Switzerland1,571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Accademia Galleries are one of the Venice highlights for any visitor interested in art. However, the exhibits very rarely change, if at all.
Thus the addition of the Anish Kapoor exhibition - due to the current Biennale - makes a repeat visit worthwhile.
Written July 6, 2022
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aerete
Minneapolis, MN456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We stumbled upon The Gallerie dell'Accademia by accicend, which was fortunate for us because it was fantastic. It is a museum gallery of pre-19th-century art in Venice and northern Italy.

The collection includes Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of the Vitruvian Man, which is displayed infrequently because the work is on paper and is very fragile and sensitive to light.
Written October 29, 2021
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Chris B
Arlington, VA166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
The artwork inside the Accademia is wonderful with exquisite triptychs & of course, works by Tintoretto - what wasn’t good at all was the admission process.
I had called & reserved a ticket 5 weeks in advance.The lady who helped me told me to arrive at least 15 minutes prior. I got there but found the Galleria didn’t even open till 8.15 am, plus when I got to the ticket line, I was told the reservation code was incorrect. There was only one other person in line so why the big deal? When I asked if I could buy a ticket on the spot, it was as if I’d asked to take one of the artworks home on loan.
I did finally get a ticket but did it require all the melodrama at the ticket desk?
To sum up, don’t waste your time reserving in advance as it seems fairly easy to get in.
Written September 20, 2022
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