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Accademia Gallery – My Venice Tour Guide – Monica Latini
  • Visit incluedes:

    Accademia Gallery

  • Facilities:

    educational tools for an in-depth experience

  • Cost:

    all tours are customized on client’s requests, so is the fee.

  • Tailor made tour available:

    a walking tour in the Dorsoduro district.

  • Duration:

    2-3 hours.

     

The Tour

The Accademia Gallery is the biggest museum of Venice.

It’s also known as the “Venetian Louvre” for the richness of its collection, overall paintings, from the early pieces of the 14th to the 19thc.

Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Lotto, Tiepolo, Canaletto, Guardi… are among the artists present with several works of art.

From huge paintings to the smaller ones, the tour combines art and iconography, legends and historical facts.

Gallerie dell’Accademia

Former convent, church and Scuola (confraternity) the Museum in a big and articulated complex, composed of three different historical buildings, still recognizable in their architecture.
The Accademia of Fine Arts, founded in 1750, was established here under the second French dominion, and the Gallery was open to the public in 1817.

Since then, the museum has collected the greatest paintings removed from Venetian churches and convents suppressed by a Napoleonic decree in 1806.
It is still the most important museum of the city, able to give to the viewers a complete overview of the Venetian painting during the life of the Serenissima Republic.
Recently added, the new wing allows also to put in light the 19th c., when all artists studied and trained in this Accademia of Fine Arts.

The Tempest by Giorgione

Enigma, mystery, beauty, colors, all enclosed in a small and captivating painting. Like the Mona Lisa by Leonardo is the most visited piece in the Louvre, same for the Tempest by Giorgione at the Accademia Gallery.

Is it just a landscape the moment before a storm? What do the figures mean and what are they doing? How was the painting read and interpreted along the centuries?

The Convito in casa Levi by Veronese

Paolo Veronese was the protagonist of an interesting and funny debate over this huge painting.

A supper for more than 50 characters, animals, odd figures, in a classical architectonical background.

The rich colours, the clear light and the harmonic composition, make this painting one of themost famous masterpieces in the collection.

Tailor Made Tours Available

After visiting the Gallery, a relaxing walk in Dorsoduro district and a break for a “cicheto” (typical finger food), a drink or for one of the best gelato in town, could be the best way to end the tour.

A walk to reach La Salute church and a quick visit to its small but rich sacristy, might complete the overview of the Venetian paintings and art.

Nearby the Accademia there are several art galleries and nice shops. Why not combine the magnificence of art with the pleasure of shopping for something beautiful and worthy?