Meet your guide near the Accademia Gallery (Gallerie dell’Accademia) in the Dorsoduro district, and skip the line at this famous museum with reserved entry. Follow your guide through three historic buildings, admiring highlights of this world-class collection representing Italian masters of the 14th through 18th centuries.
See works by Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Carpaccio, Tiepolo, and others as you follow the trajectory of Venetian painting from medieval times through the Renaissance and into the great landscapes of the Enlightenment. Learn about the history and culture of Venice through a range of subjects including devotional scenes and the large-scale veduta of Guardi and Bellotto.
After this visual feast, exit the museum for a guided walk through the surrounding Dorsoduro and Santa Croce districts — historic areas of Venice that many tourists miss. See charming squares and bridges including Campo Barnaba and Ponte dei Pugni as you wind through the San Sebastian area.
The 2-hour tour concludes in San Trovaso, where you can see one of Venice’s last remaining squeri, shipyards where the iconic gondolas are built. If you like, continue exploring on your own, taking in fantastic views of the canal and Guidecca island from the Fondamenta delle Zattere dock.