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Venice's greatest art museum, the Accademia Gallery, was founded to counter the dispersion of the city's art heritage after the suppression of monasteries, churches and guilds under Napoleonic and Austrian rule. The Accademia's attention is now focused on the city as a whole, and on the locations for which its collections were originally created, where other, equally important, masterpieces are still housed. A permanent scheme, Venice from museum to city, has been set up to make these locations - and especially the churches and guilds - as accessible as possible to visitors, by providing the necessary facilities and back-up services, including new information and scientific equipment, trained staff, and a new lighting and security system.

Gallerie dell'Accademia The biggest Venetian museum.
Open: Every day 9-14, from Tuesday to Thursday 9-19 (ACTV lines 1 and 82, stop Accademia)

Chiesa dei Carmini Greats works of the Renaissance in a still-Gothic solemn interior.
Open: 15-17 Sunday closed (ACTV line 82, stop San Basilio)

Chiesa dei Gesuati From Sebastiano Ricci to Giambattista Tiepolo, a great cycle which completes the visit to Ca' Rezzonico.
Open: 15-18 Saturday closed (ACTV lines 52 and 82, stop Zattere)

Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto Tintoretto's huge paintings for his parish.
Open: 10-12 and 15.30-17.30 Sunday closed (ACTV line 52, stop Madonna dell'Orto)

Basilica del Redentore A great architecture by Andrea Palladio.
Open: 15-18 Sunday closed (ACTV line 82, stop Redentore)

Chiesa di San Giobbe Great church renovated by a great doge of the Renaissance.
Open: 10-12 and 16-18 Sunday closed (ACTV line 52, stop Tre Archi)

Chiesa di San Giovanni in Bragora A prestigious anthology of the Venetian Renaissance.
Open: 15-18 Sunday closed (ACTV lines 1, 52 and 82, stop San Zaccaria)

Chiesa di San Pantalon The most spetacular expression of the Venetian Baroque.
Open: 15-17 Saturday closed (ACTV lines 1 and 82, stop San TomÓ)

Chiesa di San Sebastiano The temple of Paolo Veronese's paintings.
Open: 14.30-17.30 Saturday closed (ACTV line 82, stop San Basilio)

Chiesa di San Trovaso Giambono's and Tintoretto's great masterpieces.
Open: 15-18 Sunday closed (ACTV lines 52 and 82, stop Zattere)

Chiesa di San Zaccaria One of the most charming churches of Venice.
Open: 10-11.30 and 16-18 Saturday and Sunday closed (ACTV lines 1, 52 and 82, stop San Zaccaria)

Basilica dei Frari Paolo Veneziano, Donatello, Bellini, Tiziano: an extraordinary art collection of the period between the 14th and the 18th century.
Open: 9.30-12 and 14.30-18 Sunday closed (ACTV lines 1 and 82, stop San TomÓ)

Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo Pantheon of doges and magnificent collection of Venetian painting and sculpture.
Open: 9-12 and 15-18 Sunday closed (ACTV line 52, stop Fondamenta Nuove)

Scuola Grande di San Rocco The Tintoretto's Temple.
Open: 10-13 Monday/Friday, 10-16 Saturday/Sunday (ACTV lines 1 and 82, stop San TomÓ)

Scuola Grande dei Carmini The triumph of religious fantasy by Tiepolo.
Open: 9-12 and 15-18 Sunday closed (ACTV line 82, stop San Basilio)

Scuola di San Giovanni Evangelista A real architectonical treasure.
Open: 16-18 only Monday (ACTV lines 1 and 82, stop San TomÓ)

Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni Carpaccio's masterpieces in a still-intact jewel.
Open: 9-12 and 15-17 Monday closed (ACTV lines 1,52 and 82, stop San Zaccaria)

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