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Private Tour: Venice Portrait Photo Shoot
"Meet with the photographer at St. Mark's square.Pictures will be taken all around the city: in the beautiful San Marco square crossing the famous Rialto bridge and up to the market.You will then head to the Accademia bridge with a breath-taking view of the Basilica della Salute walking through narrow streets. The photographer will create beautiful portraits of you. You will be able to bring your favurite accessories and enrich photos by doing typical things like tasting an ice-cream or drinking the local aperitif called 'spritz""Get your portrait in Venice. Feel like a model and enjoy an exclusive experience with a professional photographer. This tour is for 1 person only.title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+2-hour+outdoor+portrait+session+in+Venice&2=Be+a+model+for+the+day+to+create+a+collection+of+personalized+portraits+in+the+romantic+city&3=Led+by+a+professional+photographer+guide&4=Discover+the+city%27s+most+intriguing+views
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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal
"Step aboard your boat at a gondola stop near St Mark’s Square and then sit back and relax as your gondolier expertly navigates your gondola around the waterways. The traditional flat-bottomed boats have been used for centuries in the city and as you explore the canals your onboard guide will keep you entertained with trivia and history about them. Cruise along Rio della Madonnetta a picturesque channel that borders the San Polo and Santa Croce neighborhoods and enter the Grand Canal. Snaking some 1.9 miles (3km) through the city the famous canal is lined by grandiose churches and glamorous palazzi that look out on the countless gondolas
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72-Hour Venice Transports Pass
"Exchange your voucher with a regular ticket at any of the Alilaguna Ticket Offices to activate your 72 hours ticket.The Alilaguna pass is valid on all 3 Alilaguna lines (blue orange and red) which connect Venice Marco Polo airport and Venice Cruise Terminal to Venice city centre the Lido and Murano island. For the full stops list please check the itinerary section.To ensure a safe embarkation all stops are equipped with floating pontoons connected to the land with ramps. Passenger can exchange the voucher at any Alilaguna ticketing offices which are located at Marco Polo airport (arrival hall and airport dockyard) Cruise Terminal Tronchetto (car park)
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Gallerie Dell'Accademia PART IV (I&V)

[…] Another family – Vivarini gave Venice three respected painters – brothers Antonio and Bartolomeo and Antonio's son Alvise. Among their artworks in the Galleries are "Triptych" by Antonio Vivarini, "Conversano Polyptych" and "St Ambrose Polyptych" by Bartolomeo Vivarini and "Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints (Sacra Conversazione)" by Alvise Vivarini. In the Accademia Galleries are exhibited nine paintings depicting "The Stories from the Life of St Ursula", painted by Vittore Carpaccio for Confraternity of St Ursula. Besides works of Venetians, the most noticable 15th century works of the other Italian artists in the Accademia Galleries are "Saint Jerome and a Donor", tiny painting by Piero della Francesca, one of the supreme artists of the Italien early Renaissance, born in Borgo San Sepulcro, "The Madonna of the Zodiac" by Cosme Tura from Ferrara, "St George" by Andrea Mantegna, several Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of which the most famous is the one called "Vitruvian Man" (it is not permanently exhibited, but could be seen in a rare occasions or with special permit)…

To be continued in PART V…

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Jan 06, 2009

Gallerie Dell'Accademia PART II (I&V)

[…] Among the other artworks from that period are "Polyptych of the Apocalypse" by Jacobello Alberegno, "Virgin of Humility with Saints" by Giovanni da Bologna, "Madonna and Child and a Devotee" by Niccolo di Pietro…

Bellini family – Jacopo, and his sons Gentile and Giovanni marked the 15th century Venetian art. Jacopo Bellini, today mostly recognized as the father and the teacher of Giovanni Bellini, was praised in his time and created many paintings for churches, religious confraternities, and the Venetian state. "Madonna and Child Blessing", "Triptych of St Lawrence", "Triptych of the Virgin" and "Triptych of St Sebastian" are some of the Jacopo Bellini's works displayed in the Accademia Galleries. Gentile Bellini was honoured painter during his lifetime, official portraitist of Venetian doges and the painter sent by the Venetian state to Constantinople (now Istanbul) in 1479 in response to request of Sultan Mehmed II for a good portraitist.

To be continued in PART III…

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Venice's Accademia provides the most comprehensive chronicle of Venetian art from the 14th to the 18th centuries - from Byzantine, to Renaissance, to Baroque. Housed in the former church and convent of Sta Maria della Carita, the museum traces its roots to the collection of Accademia di Belle Arti initiated by the painter Giovanni Battista Piazzetta in 1750. Napoleon was the man behind the current premises of the museum, further enriched by works of art removed (purloined?) from churches and monasteries.

Some of the more memorable works were two Renaissance masterpieces: Tintoretto's The Miracle of St Mark Fleeing a Slave and Paolo Veronese's HUGE Feast in the House of Levi.

Allot at least three hours to explore the Accademia's 24 rooms. More serious visitors could find the audio guide handy in providing a more in-depth knowledge of the works

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Nov 14, 2008

Galleria dell´Academia

Situated on the south bank of the Grand Canal, it gives its name to ponte dell´Academia situated next to the museum. The Gallerie masterpieces of Venetian painting up to the 18th century, generally arranged chronologically though some thematic displays are evident.

Se encuentra en la orilla sur del gran canal junto al puente del mismo nombre. Se en encuentran obras importantes de la pintura veneciana que van desde el 300 hasta el 700. También hay obras interesantes del Veronese, del Carpaccio, de Tizziano y de muchos mas artistas ilustres.

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Sep 06, 2008
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Accademia delle Belle Arti

Founded in 1750 as school of painting, sculpture and architecture.
Renamed then in Accademia Reale di Belle Arti in 1807 by Napoleonic forces.

The building dates back in 1343, but the scuola was founded in 1260.

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Apr 30, 2008

Accademia Gallery: Inside

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.

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Mar 16, 2008

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No visit to Venice would be complete without a visit to the Accademia. Paintings by some of the greatest artistis the World has ever known. Titian. Tintoretto, Bellini and Carpacio's works are on display. Take a couple of hours out of your day and come here. You will not be disappointed.

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Aug 08, 2007

Gallerie dell'Accademia

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.

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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.

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Jul 30, 2006

Galleria dell'Accademia

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.

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May 19, 2006

Galleria dell'Accademia

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.

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Closed Sundays
Also closed January 1, May 1 and December 25

Adults: 6,50€

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Nov 13, 2005

Gallerie dell'Accademia

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.

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Jun 04, 2005

Things to Do Near Accademia Art Museum

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Ponte Dell Accademia

The first Ponte dell' Accademia linking the sestieres of San Marco and Dorsoduro across the Grand canal was not constructed until 1854. This first bridge, built of steel, was designed by Alfred...
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Palazzo Grassi

The "Punta della Dogana" building has now been restored by the French billionaire François Pinault. A new museum opened on June 6, 2009 as new centre of contemporary art displaying artists from the...
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Ca' Rezzonico

The baroque palazzo Ca' Rezzonico at the Canale Grande - with its striking facade of white marble - is one of the finest examples of Venice city palaces now open to the public. It was built in the...
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Dorsoduro was undoubtedly my favourite sestiere to just wander about in. It was so much quieter and less rushed than other areas and it seemed that as you turn every corner you would be greeted by the...
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La Fenice

The most important (and famous) theatre in Venice. Built in 1789, the 30th January of 1996 a fire burned and destroyed this theatre. That day firemen tried to save "La Fenice", but there was a big...
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Peggy Guggenheim Museum

Visited here in 2001 when my eyes and brain to art were opening up following the awesome Accademia museum. Interesting to see pieces of art that Peggy Guggenheim had bought supporting the artists at...
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Getting to Accademia Art Museum


1050 Campo della Carità, Dorsoduro 30130


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