2 hrs, half day walking tour
Venice before 1797 was a true showcase of art through the large number of paintings housed in private palaces, state and monastic buildings, churches and brotherhoods. Almost every building in town had its own set of paintings built up over eight centuries, images of all kinds to suit every need, public, private and heavenly.
The 1805 French decree of dispossession of churches, convents and monasteries brought their destruction or re-use and so brought about the need to re-house all the paintings and altarpieces previously kept in those buildings in just one comprehensive place.
And this how the present Accademia Galleries came into being, representing the ultimate museum of Venetian paintings in the city. The variety of the works shown covers five centuries of painting and the works of the geniuses of their own time like Cima, Carpaccio, the Bellinis, Giorgione, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto.
Join in then this introduction 2 hours tour inside the Accademia through the greatest works and painters of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.