Venice is full of private art galleries where you can find both contemporary art and antiquities. In areas adjacent to Campo San Vio and Campo Santo Stefano , in particular, there is a high concentration of these stores.
In any case, in Venice there are two “Galleries” art major , whose visit is a must: the Accademia Gallery and the Galleria Franchetti .
The Gallerie dell’Accademia, in the Campo della Carità, are home to the largest collection of Venetian paintings, ranging from three hundred Byzantine and Gothic to the famous artists of the Renaissance, Bellini, Carpaccio , Giorgione to Veronese, Tintoretto, Tiziano, Tiepolo by the painters of the eighteenth century as Canaletto, Guardi, Bellotto and Longhi. Here is preserved the famous work of Giorgione’s “La tempesta” The museum is open on Mondays from 8.15am to 2pm and from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.15am to 7.15pm.
The Galleria Giorgio Franchetti is instead located in the beautiful palace Ca ‘ D’Oro, whose name derives from the fact that at one time parts of the façade were completely covered with gold. The visit, which is fascinating if only for the beauty of the building and its architectural and ornamental, is justified by the canvas with the San Sebastiano by Andrea Mantegna. Other significant works are the Bust of a child by Gian Cristoforo Romano, the bezel in bas-relief by Jacopo Sansovino with the Madonna and Child, the Venus with a Mirror by Titian, the Sleeping Venus by Paris Bordon, the two views of Francesco Guardi and bronzes by Andrea Riccio and Jacopo Bonaccolsi said the Old.
The museum is open on Mondays from 8.15am to 2pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 8.15am 19.15 and on Sundays from 10am to 6pm.