Accademia Gallery Private Tour in Venice


Venice’s premier art museum, the Gallerie dell'Accademia traces the development of Venetian art from the 1300s to the 1800s, whose style full of color and light is unique to its watery home. This 2-hour private tour will take you on a journey to discover the best of this world-class collection.

You’ll admire works by Renaissance masters such as Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and Veronese up to the great landscape painters of the 18th Century. Your art historian guide will decipher the customs, cityscapes, and historical events of the Venetian past that have left their traces on these precious artworks. An unforgettable way to discover the history of Venice!
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    Why you'll love this

  • Save time and enjoy skip-the-line access to the gallery
  • Admire the finest works of Venetian art with a friendly art historian
  • Relive the city’s past told by its artworks through the ages
  • A privileged private tour tailored to your desires

    What's included

  • Pre-ordered priority tickets readily collected for you
  • An art historian guide fully accredited by the Accademia Gallery
  • An interactive private tour for your group only

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Your guide

Venice boasts unparalleled wealth in history and artistic heritage; its many monuments and museums are worth an in-depth exploration alongside an expert. Localers have thus got together a top-class team of art historian guides for our museum tours in Venice. Fully accredited guides and experienced educators, they pride themselves not only on their abundance of knowledge, they are also skilled at guiding untrained eyes through the artworks while explaining the truths behind, all adapted to the age and interests of visitors.


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Why book with us
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Easy & secure booking experience
  • Real-time assistance with a local team
  • VIP skip the line access

  • Duration 02h00

  • Private Tour

  • Group Size
    6 max

  • Refund up to 48 hours

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The itinerary

Skipping the line, you’ll enter through the modest façade to a grand gallery filled with visual drama. A former chapterhouse converted to Venice’s official art school in the 18th Century, the Accademia Gallery continues to display paintings in chronological fashion and allows us to discover the evolution of Venetian art just like its art students of the past.

Firstly, you’ll go upstairs to see the starting point of Venetian art in the gold altarpieces of the Middles Ages. You’ll recognize the precocious flair for color that later defined the Venetian style. But it was the elegant Madonna and Child of Giovanni Bellini that heralded the Renaissance in Venice. His paintings radiate natural light that is unequaled even by masters in Florence or Rome.

Further along, paintings of Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese mark the golden age of Venetian Renaissance. The showstopper is Veronese’s monumental Feast in the House of Levi. This painting was originally called Last Supper until the Inquisition condemned the artist for showing irrelevant details of dogs, dwarves, and drunkards at the Lord’s last moment!

Besides religious subjects you’ll discover historic depictions of the city and its inhabitants. Among them is the Procession in St Mark’s Square that shows just how little Venice's iconic piazza has changed over five centuries. You’ll also gaze at the flickering reflections of the Grand Canal captured by the 18th-century romantics like Canaletto. Taking a journey into the past, you’ll finish the tour with a new perspective, admiring the Venice of today on a deeper level.

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