Both galleries were founded together with art schools and are still located in their original buildings. These institutions were founded more than 200 years ago. The cities of Venice and Florence both established them to repair and maintain the many artworks in public property of the two cities. Like many art galleries, both have a star in their vast collections: these very special pieces of art come both from Tuscan artists, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. In this guide, discover the similarities and differences between the Accademia Gallery in Florence and Venice.
The San Marco neighborhood is the very heart of Venice. The most beautiful monuments and the best architecture are situated and concentrated around the famous square and basilica who bear the same name. No wonder that many people from all over the world stream into its alleyways every year. San Marco is also the area, where people come for the best restaurants, to enjoy world-class meals altogether with the most romantic views.