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The renowned collections of this art museum present a timeline of Venetian painting from the 13th through 19th centuries.
If you ever took a class in Western art history, you’ll recognize a lot of the paintings you see at the Gallerie dell’Accademia—from Hieronymus Bosch’s apocalyptic canvases to Bellini’s tender renditions of the Holy Family to the exuberant Mannerism of Tintoretto. Art lovers could easily spend a day here, and you need at least 90 minutes for even the most casual visit. The building itself has an interesting history, including a design by master Venetian architect Palladio.
Time Out tip: Crowds can get dense here, so either pre-book your timed entrance through the museum’s website, or plan a visit for later in the afternoon.
Ponte dell'Accademia: For swoon-worthy views from this simple wood and metal bridge
Peggy Guggenheim Collection: For a jolt of modern art after all those historic paintings
Cantine del Vino già Schiavi: For wine and small plates in one of the city’s most famous watering holes