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Consisting of 317 small islands, Venice has 150 canals and 400-plus bridges. The wooden Accademia Bridge is among the few that span the wide Grand Canal.
Cross the Accademia Bridge
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Not only is the Accademia Bridge among the best spots to view an iconic Venetian scene of boats of all sizes plying the Grand Canal, it is also steps from the Gallerie dell'Accademia, a repository of priceless Venetian art, much of it Christian in nature.

Works in the Gallerie dell'Accademia date from the Byzantine, Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo periods.

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