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Gallerie dell'Accademia | The Vitruvian Man

I just came across a NYT article mentioning Italy is celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci this year; he passed on May 2, 1519. So many museums are having special exhibitions to mark this special occasion.
During April 19 -- July 14, the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice will exhibit 25 drawings, including the rarely displayed masterwork “Vitruvian Man”. Since “Vitruvian Man” is in ink on paper which makes it extremely fragile; it's stored in a vault most of the time and rarely on display. So this is one of those really rare opportunities to see it.
The museum just released tickets for these dates; anyone who plans to be in Venice during this period of time might not want to miss it. I just bought my ticket :)
P.S. Sorry I know this is a forum to ask question, but I'm not sure where else I could relay this piece of news.
This is a link to the NYT article: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/travel/leonardo-da-vinci-travel-tours-museums.html

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Wish I was going to be there for this, but I'm not in Venice until October. Thanks for sharing the info. I bet it will a great exhibit.

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Thank you so much for posting this. The exhibit is now on my must see list for Venice.

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@horsewoofie:
Peggy Guggenheim Collection is only 5 minutes away from Gallerie dell'Accademia. If time permits I would love to pay it a visit too.
I only learned about it after watching a documentary (Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict); it's about her fascinating life and her love for art. This will be my first visit to this museum and I can't wait!

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Does anyone know if it's easy to buy ticket on the spot for Peggy Guggenheim Collection, or I should buy it in advance?
I already bought ticket for Gallerie dell'Accademia and only have one afternoon to spare. I don't want to buy ticket for Peggy G C in advance if I don't have to; just to give myself some flexibility.

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We just walked in to the Peggy Guggenheim museum -- maybe fewer tourists are interested in modern, versus Renaissance, art.

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@Laura B
I also found an old comment saying no need to buy ticket in advance. Thanks for the confirmation, I won't buy the ticket for now then. Do you enjoy the experience and the collection? Would you recommend it?

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Thank you for sharing this information! We actually land in Venice on May 2nd. We will need to make sure we include Gallerie dell'Accademia on our places to see.

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You are all very welcome! I'm just glad to have this rare opportunity!

You can buy your online ticket here:
https://www.vivaticket.it/eng/event/gallerie-dell-accademia/124704?qubsq=4b24b632-7fe8-4666-a436-db8d54cb9820&qubsp=ba7935a9-9b9e-4d2e-8950-9992499fc88c&qubsts=1554338575&qubsc=bestunion&qubse=vivaticketserver&qubsrt=Safetynet&qubsh=6fba3c8f646efa0f20f34229622ad40f

Vivaticket is their official ticketing agent; if you start at the museum website eventually you will be re-routed to vivaticket.
You will have to register to purchase ticket; you can click "I DO NOT AGREE" if you do not want to receive promotional information or newsletter. Make sure to select 'NO' for the question 'Do you have the tax code (Codice Fiscale) for italian citizens?'
For the 'Passport / Identity card' I chose to put down my US driver license; probably will have to bring it with me for the visit.