Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia

by Giulia Minero

Following a Napoleonic decree, the Gallerie dell'Accademia were instituted as an educational adjunct to the Academy of Fine Arts.

They host the most important collection of Venetian and Veneto artworks dated between the 14th and 18th centuries. Here you can admire masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Carpaccio, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo, and works by several important landscape artists including Canaletto, Bellotto and Guardi. The monumental complex hosting these works occupies the ancient church of Santa Maria della Carità, the Scuola Grande della Carità and the Canonici Lateranensi convent complex designed by Andrea Palladio in 1561.

The world’s largest collection of Veneto art has reopened in late August 2021 after two years of restoration: an absolute premiere while awaiting the completion of the new exhibition layout.
The rearrangement work will gradually lead to the opening of new sections, such as the room dedicated to the reconstruction of the ceiling of Palazzo Corner Spinelli, painted by Giorgio Vasari, the opening of a room dedicated to the Bassano canvases, the setting up of a new room for the exhibition of graphic masterpieces from the Cabinet of Drawings, one of the richest collections in Italy, with no less than 20 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.

Sala della Carità at Gallerie dell'Accademia, photo credits Sailko under c.c 3.0 licence



Open Mon 8.15am-2pm; Tues-Sun 8.15am-7.15pm


Full ticket price: €9. Ticket pricing may vary during temporary exhibitions.

Dorsoduro, 1050
(Campo della Carità)

WATER BOAT: Vaporetto lines 1, 2 (Accademia stop)

+39 041 5222247


GPS: 45.43107, 12.32813
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