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Gallerie dell’ Accademia |Venice

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Gallerie dell’ Accademia

Gallerie dell’ Accademia is a museum of pre-19th-century art in Venice. It is housed in the Scuola della Carità on the south bank of the Grand Canal, within the section of Dorsoduro.

This museum is amazing and we had missed it the first time to Venice. Always beware what time museums and points of interest close; otherwise you just have to make another trip back like we did – six years later!

Museums can be “stuffy” to some so we never miss a chance to be silly. I couldn’t resist asking Gary to stand in front of this painting:


If you are an art lover, the Gallerie dell’ Accademia is not to be missed. The audio tour was a great help to really understand what you are viewing. The Gallerie contains masterpieces of Venetian painting up to the 18th century, generally arranged chronologically though some are put in a theme order.

Artists represented include: Antonello da Messina, Lazzaro Bastiani, Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Bernardo Bellotto, Pacino di Bonaguida, Canaletto, Carpaccio, Giulio Carpioni, Rosalba Carriera, Cima da Conegliano, Fetti, Pietro Gaspari, Michele Giambono, Luca Giordano,Francesco Guardi, Giorgione, Johann Liss, Charles Le Brun, Pietro Longhi, Lorenzo Lotto, Mantegna, Rocco Marconi, Michele Marieschi, Piazzetta,Giambattista Pittoni, Preti, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese (Paolo Caliari), Vasari, Leonardo da Vinci, Alvise Vivarini, andGiuseppe Zais.


Here are just a few highlights:


Giovanni Bellini “Madonna degli alberetti” (1434-1439, 1516)



Vittore Carpaccio, “Miracolo della reliquia della Croce al ponte di Rialto” (1460-1526)


Giovanni Bellini "Pieta" (1434-1439, 1516)

Giovanni Bellini, “Pieta” (1434-1439, 1516)



Giovanni Bellini, “Madona col Bambino tre le Sante Catherine Maria Maddlena” (1434-1439, 1516)


Giambattista Tiepolo, "The Feast of the Cross", 1696

Giambattista Tiepolo, “The Feast of the Cross”, 1696 This was once a ceiling painting.



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