The Gallerie dell'Accademia has the largest Venetian art collection in Venice and is one of the most important art galleries in the world.
The Accademia opened to the public in 1817. It had previously been part of the art academy of Venice, until it became independent from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia and it was decided to bring all the pre-nineteenth century Venetian art together. Since its creation, the collection has grown thanks to private donations and acquisitions. It is currently made up of over 800 paintings.
The Gallerie dell’Accademia is housed in the complex of the Scuola della Carità, three very important religious buildings. The complex includes the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carità and the Canonici Lateranensi monastery.
Its collection includes works of art by renowned Italian artists like Veronese, Canaletto, Tintoretto, Titian and Bellini.
Visiting the Gallerie dell’Accademia
We recommend the visitors that want to visit the Gallerie dell’Accademia during a bank holiday for example, during the ten days of Carnival or on the 15 August, to book the entrance tickets online to avoid the long queues. The service costs an extra € 1.50 (US$ 1.70) and you can get them on the Gallerie’ official website:
It is worth visiting?
The Gallerie dell’Accademia is not to be missed if you are a fan of art. If, on the other hand, you are not very interested in art, there are other things you might enjoy more in Venice.
Monday: from 8:15 am until 2 pm.
Tuesday – Sunday: from 8:15 am until 7:15 pm.
Closed 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
Adults: € 12 (US$ 13.60)
EU Citizens (aged between 18 and 25): € 2 (US$ 2.30)
Youth (aged less than 18) and Seniors (aged over 65): free entry.
Water Bus: Accademia, llines 1, 2 and N.