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Gallerie dell'Accademia

Pictorial paradise.

Only lovers of painting have here a real paradise at their disposal. If this is your case, it is worth walking to the south of the Grand Canal to enter the building complex erected in front of the bridge of the same name. Since its inception in 1756, the Academy of Fine Arts has been expanded, especially in the Napoleonic period, until becoming the large gallery that it is today. The museum has occupied the church and school of Santa Maria della Carità and the Canoninci Lateranensi convent since 1807. Since then, the Academy has been collecting pieces from different parts of the city, such as churches or palaces. Inside, lie many of the most important Italian works between the 14th and 18th centuries. Although the works of Renaissance painters such as Tintoretto and Titian stand out, the collection also covers great artists like Giovanni Bellini, Carpaccio or Carriera. Among other pieces, take a look at the famous sheet with Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci or Titian's Pietà. All this makes it one of the city’s various centres of art, which is almost sacred for any lover or scholar of art.

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