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The Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice is a museum mainly focused on Venetian art before the 19th century; yet, it keeps notable works also by non-Venetian artists, such as the famous Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci.
Here you’ll see some world-famous works in the flesh including ‘Vitruvian Man‘ by Leonardo da Vinci and ‘Perspective View with Portico’ by Canaletto.
The pieces are displayed chronologically and there are no text blocks so rent an audio headset if you would like to find out more about them.
The Gallery is housed in a former monastery complex, which origins date back to the 12th century, located in the Dorsoduro neighbourhood and overlooking the Grand Canal.
The museum was originally founded in 1750 and provided by Napoleon, at the beginning of the 19th century, of a great collection of paintings and sculptures, mostly subtracted from churches and religious institutes after the conquer of Venice by the French army.
The collection was further enlarged under the reign of Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria.