A journey through Venetian painting
The Accademia Galleries is one the world's largest painting collections and epitomizes the Venetian school of painting at its best.
Once the seat of a monastery and a brotherhood after Napoleonic closure and disposession of a vast number of religious buildings all the paintings and altarpieces once in those locations were all transferred to the new seat. When a school of art was also established in the buildings the place was called the Accademia or the Academy.
The present Accademia houses now only the art collections as the school of art is now housed in another building in the Dorsoduro district.
The preset seat of the art gallery is under major refurbishment to gain more space to exhibit more art features.
In this 2 hour long tour we'll view and examine 14th, 15th and 16th centuries masterpieces an bring alive the golden era of Venetian painting.
After the tour is over you can spend more time visiting other sections of the gallery.
The itinerary inside the Accademia Galleries will include mainly 14th, 15th and 16th centuries works.
As the place is under restructuring some rooms may be temporarely closed.
Never on Mondays: any other day starting at 2. 30pm by the entrance at the Accademia
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the main entrance of the Accademia Galleries
End location: At the Accademia Galleries, after the tour is over
Duration: 2 hours
THIS TOUR CAN RUN DAILY BUT MONDAYS MEETING WILL BE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE ACCADEMIA
I higly suggest to buy admission well ahead of time, when you'll contact me I'll help you in doing that.
As the place is under restructuring some rooms maybe temporarely closed.
If you want to do this tour in the months of May, June, September and October the sooner you'll book the better.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
70 euro - admissions, drinks, souvenirs
Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions at all.