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Venice Academy Gallery

Simply select the ideal date for your visit by clicking on the calendar.

Once you've selected a date on the calendar we'll show you the ticket options that are available, one or more of which may be of interest to you.

The Galleria dell'Accademia is open seven days a week; Tuesday to Sunday, hours are 10.00 AM to 19.15 PM, whereas on Monday the gallery is open between 10.00 AM and 02.00 PM only. Closed Christmas day, New Year's Day and May the first. On Tuesdays (03.00 - 04.00 PM and 16.30 - 17.30 PM only) it is possible to view the last floor of the gallery (Palladio).

Running until early April 2018 is a special exhibition entitled 'The Last Glory of Venice' - click here for a blog piece on the exhibition.

[Additional Academy Gallery links]: Visitor information, Academy Gallery location map, Google map

Please note that bags and rucksacks must be left at the cloakroom, and there will be a small additional charge for this, payable at the gallery.


To reserve tickets for the Venice Academy Gallery, just fill out the booking form, give us your date and time preferences (dates are in European DD/MM/YYYY format), supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you to the Accademia and present it at the ticket desk ... they will swap it for your entry ticket. As simple as that!

You won't have to join any queue, but nonetheless we'd advise you to arrive 15 minutes before your entry time.

Visitor information for the Academy Gallery, Venice


In common with most State attractions in Venice, it is not possible to make reservations more than two months in advance. If your requested date is further than two months away, your order will be held by tickitaly until we are able to confirm it with the Galleria dell'Accademia. No charge whatsoever will be made prior to confirmation.

NOTE ALSO: You must present yourself at the galleries at the time specified on your booking voucher - admittance will not be granted at other times.

Please also be prepared to show some ID - It is sometimes difficult for Italian officials to understand that not all countries require their citizens to carry ID cards, if indeed they are issued in said countries at all. You will often find that nothing other than a Passport or Driving Licence (with photograph) will suffice.

4.5 stars out of 5 from 59 ratings. See all 32 reviews

5 stars
LT, United States
3rd Sep 2017
I very much enjoyed the visit. The Venice Academy was very LATE in announcing Oct schedule, you came in at the very last minute for my tickets. Monitored the whole thing and THANKS SO MUCH
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LH, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
15th Jun 2017
Made a big. difference having a prebooked ticket
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LN, Canada
29th May 2017
The Venice Academy was one of the most impressive art galleries we visited. Off course, this has much to do with the works of Michelangelo. We were very glad to have booked a tour (guide) while there.
5 stars
JS, United States
23rd Jan 2017
Really excellent. In the winter you have the whole place
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KA, Singapore
21st Nov 2016
Wonderful museum of Venetian art.
5 stars
GH, Canada
16th Jul 2016
The Academy is worth a few hours to visit to get a good overview of the masters of Venetian artwork!