The Accademia Gallery is one of greatest museums and it contains art treasures of inestimable value created from 14th to 18th century. This huge gallery is an art lovers wet dream. The cost of entry is 10 Euros and the galleries within are vast storehouses of paintings from every era with a high concentration on Venitian and local artists throughout history. I am not a great art lover but liked it here immensely as their collection is so vast. I spent a good two hours here and am still not sure I saw all the galleries or rooms as its like a maze inside.
One of the most important museums in Italy with an extraordinary collection of works by the greatest exponents of Venetian painting, including Giorgione, G. Bellini, Carpaccio, and J. Tintoretto to name but a few.
The gallery premises were formerly owned by the Confraternity of St Mary of Charity and it was one of the six great guildhalls of Venice.
the accademia art museum houses the largest collection of venetian art in the world. the accademia was founded as the accademia di belle art by giovanni battista in 1750. in 1807 napoleon had many works of art removed from churches and transfered them to the accademia. some examples of the collection, tintoretto.s "the stealing of st. mark", carpaccio's "cycle of st. ursula", lorenzio lotto's "portrait of a gentleman", and carpaccio's "healing of the madman".
a must see site for the lover of fine art.
The wonderful Galleria dell'Accademia is the most important museum of Venice. It has occupied a number of sites since being established in 1807. At that time, the collection comprised pieces "liberated" from the churches and convents being suppressed in the city, which was then under the baleful occupation of Napoleon and his troops. The collection was first sited in the former church of Santa Maria della Carita, and then in Palladio's Convento dei Canonici Lateranensi.
There are many different rooms in the Galleria dell'Academia, 24 in all. It houses the largest collection of Venetian art (created between the 14th and 18th Century) in the world. The main artwork is painting (I cannot actually recall now if there are sculptures or other types of art in the museum or not). I do remember the many rooms of paintings, all of different scales, some taking up entire walls of the gallery, and subjects, although a lot of them were religious in nature. It does take a while to walk around the gallery, but I am sure you will be impressed by numerous pieces as you wander throught the rooms (and if you get tired there are seats to rest on throughout the gallery).
Artists such as Giovanni Bellini, Francesco Guardi and Jacopo Tintoretto are featured here. For recommendations on the top ten works to see in the gallery, check out the website below.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Also closed January 1, May 1 and December 25
Your first time in Venice, only three days and with a six-year-old. Nope, Accademia had to wait until next time but I am sure it is well worth a visit since it not surprisingly houses what is known as the best Venetian art in the world with five centuries work. The Accademia itself was founded 1750 and was moved here by Napoleon who also added art from monasteries and churches he had closed.
Before it was founded by Napoleon in 1807, Academia was a picture gallery for training the students of the Academy of Fine Arts. Bonaparte suppressed many of the religious corporations in the city to concentrated paintings here. Along with private bequests and many bought items which increased the heritage of Academia, make it today the world's most important collection of Venetian painting from the 14th to the 18th century. In more then 25 of its rooms, Academia exibits works by Titian, Bellini, Carpaccio, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Canaletto, and many others.
It is absolutely a must see when visiting Venezia.
This is one of the most important art museums in Italy - it follows the story of Venetian art from 14th to the 18th century.
There are some very precious pieces of art by Giovanni Bellini and Capaccio housed here.
The Gallerie dell'Accademia is the biggest collection of the greatest Venetian art anywhere. All kinds of great stuff is here, from Giorgione's The Tempest to Veronese's Feast in the House of Levi to Zuccarelli's The Rape of Europa. The art spans several centuries, from the Byzantine style of the Middle Ages through the Rococo period. Numerous paintings were uprooted from their original settings around Venice for which they were designed, and relocated here by Napoleon.
This picture is part of what you see coming out of the museum. There's a vaporetto stop here on the Grand Canal, as well as a water taxi stop.
Important collection of venetian paintings from Century 14th to 18th, including masterpieces of the most famous masters like Bellini, Giorgione, Carpaccio, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo.
Former church, monastery and Scuola della Carita.
Monday: 08:15 - 14:00
Tuesday to Saturday: 09:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 20:00
Closure: December 25th, January 1st and May 1st
L'Accademia holds the largest collection of Venetian art in existence today. I originally went in search of Leonardo da Vinci's sketch of Vitruvian Man. It's the perfectly proportioned drawing demonstrating how a man fits in a circle and square if his arms were outstretched. Anyway, I must have looked at every single work of art in the place, and--no Vitruvian Man! So I asked one of the guards, who then went off to find a curator. I guess it's not everyday that they get asked this question?!? It's turns out you can only see it with special written permission, if you are a scholar or something. Geez, if I had only known beforehand--I mean I have connections, lol.
Gallerie dell'Accademia (sorry about the dark photo- it was getting late when I snapped this shot).
The greatest collection of Venetian art in the world.
If you're a fan of artists like Titian, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo then you must visit this museum.
A must for anyone with even the slightest interest in art! The former church and convent of Santa Maria della Carita, with additions by Palladio, hosts a collection that follows the progression of Venetiatian art from teh 14th to the 18th centuries. Inside are such works as: Giorgione's La Tempesta, Paolo Veronese's Fest in the House of Levi, may works by Titian including Pieta and Presentation of the Virgin. The core of the collection was assembled in 1756.