Art Lovers Venice Walking Tour
Today you will meet your local English-speaking guide for a walking tour to the lesser-known Dorsodoro area across the Grand Canal, which will include a visit to the Accademia Gallery; a dazzling collection of masterpieces spanning the full development of Venetian art from Byzantine to Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo. It is Venice’s equivalent to the Uffizi gallery in Florence. See paintings by Venetian artists, such as Paolo Veneziano, Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Carpaccio, Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo. Visit the 18th century Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, which contains the famous Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Founded by millionairess Peggy Guggenheim, the gallery is one of the most important collections of modern art in the world, encompassing the major artists of the 20th century.