The Accademia Gallery in Venice houses an impressive collection of Venetian art, ranging from the 14th to the 18th century. The collection mostly comprises paintings, but even some drawings and sculptures.
The Gallery is best known for its collection of Renaissance painting, including works by Bellini, Veronese and Tiziano. Other renowned Venetian styles represented in the gallery include Byzantine, Gothic and Vedutista (a particular style of sweeping landscape paintings), which together paint an informative and fascinating picture of the history of Venetian art.
Set in the lush estate of the Scuola Grande of Santa Maria Della Carità, the Gallery makes up just one part of this important historical site. Once the location of a significant Venetian confraternity by the same name founded in 1260, the Scuola Grande also houses an impressive church and monastery.
One of the masterpieces of the gallery is surely the worldwide-known 'Vitruvian man', a drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci representing the balance existing inside the geometrical order, the harmony of shapes. Unluckily, it is showed to the public only on particular occasions.
Visit the Accademia Gallery to be immersed in the rich artistic and architectural heritage of Venice, one of the major epicentres of Italian art throughout the centuries and a place which has produced some of the most influential artists in history.
Campo della Carità, 1050, 30123 Venezia