Gallerie dell'Accademia

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  • Venice: Gondola Ride with Live Commentary

    1. Venice: Gondola Ride with Live Commentary

    Take a traditional gondola ride through Venice’s iconic canals. Enjoy informative commentary from your gondolier, pass under picturesque bridges, and admire some of the city’s top sights from a unique, water-side perspective. Sit back, relax, and watch as the wonderful Byzantine buildings go by. Glide under the countless bridges and hear the soft sounds of the water against the crumbling walls of the palazzi. Cruise down the charming canals and marvel at the majestic bridges that you glide under. Experience how Venetians moved from one district to another in the past. Listen as your gondolier tells interesting facts about the site on the water route and learn more about the city’s history.

  • Venice: Private Accademia Gallery and Dorsoduro Tour

    2. Venice: Private Accademia Gallery and Dorsoduro Tour

    Enjoy a private tour of the Accademia Galleries where your guide will take you to see the extraordinary collection of Venetian paintings created between the 14th and 18th-centuries by great masters of European painting. Admire works from the the Byzantine to the Gothic period. See the work of Renaissance artists such as Bellini, Giorgione, Tintoretto, and Carpaccio, and the 17th-century landscape artists of Longhi, Canaletto, and Guardi. If you're lucky, see Leonardo da Vinci's famous pencil drawing of the Vitruvian Man. Because of its inestimable value, the work is exhibited to the public only on rare occasions. At the end of your museum tour, walk around the university and artistic district of Dorsoduro. See popular sights such as Campo Santa Margherita, Fondamenta Zattere, and Campo San Barnaba.

  • Venice: 1-Hour Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal with Guide

    3. Venice: 1-Hour Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal with Guide

    Take a tour of Venice from its waterways for the best and most breathtaking views of the city. This 1-hour tour is priced for a group of up to 5 persons. You’ll be steered in style by your own personal gondolier through centuries of history, along the iconic Grand Canal, one of the most elegant high streets in the world. Pass Ca Dario, Casanova’s home, Palazzo Grassi, Ca Rezzonico, Ca Bembo, Ca Pesaro, the Rialto Bridge, Campo Manin, and Mozart’s house. Sit back and relax as you take in the surroundings and your expert guide entertains you with anecdotes about the city. Learn the history behind La Serenissima, pass by the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, and pass under the Accademia Bridge. Hear tales behind the gondola itself as you near the majestic Rialto Bridge. Turning into one of Venice’s scenic side canals, you’ll take in the splendor of the Canal Grande and also be able to enjoy the ...

  • Venice: Walking Art Tour

    4. Venice: Walking Art Tour

    Enjoy the perfect introduction to the unique expressiveness of Venetian art on this tour. From Bellini to Titian, Tintoretto to Veronese, Venice’s remarkable art scene is rivaled only by Florence for its influence on the development of Renaissance culture. During your tour, discover how art is an indelible part of city life, woven into the urban fabric in the shape of countless palaces and churches, meeting halls, and museums.  Come face-to-face with some of the greatest masterpieces ever painted, and in the company of an expert guide, learn how art has shaped the city in unforgettable locations often overlooked by tour itineraries. At the Accademia Gallery, see masterpieces such as Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man and other highlights by all the biggest names in Venetian art. In the Basilica dei Frari, wander around Venice’s most spectacular church, adorned with masterpieces by Titian, Bellini...

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What people are saying about Gallerie dell'Accademia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

A very special experience. Again and again

A very special gondola ride. Always recommendable. Very friendly and competent guide who was the icing on the cake on this tour (gondola ride). Through their information during the gondola ride, the surroundings were seen from a completely different perspective. We were absolutely thrilled.

Knowledge guide was a huge asset.

The guide, Mila, was excellent and had an obvious passion for her subject.