• Art & Culture

Carrara Academy

1,800 works, five centuries of Italian art, from Raphael to Baschenis, in one of the most visited museums in Italy

Timbre Cult City Here you can stamp
your passport
Where
Accademia Carrara
Piazza Giacomo Carrara, 82, Bergamo
Contacts
+ 39 035 234396
Official site
Infopoint
Infopoint Bergamo Città Bassa
Piazzale Marconi, Bergamo
+39 035 210204

The Art gallery of the Carrara Academy, with its prestigious collection of paintings, is Bergamo's most famous museum.

Count Giacomo Carrara was the founder of the painting school and owner of the collection of masterpieces that have made Bergamo famous throughout the world. Count Carrara dedicated all of his assets to build the neoclassical-style home of the gallery, which was inaugurated in 1810 in the old village of San Tommaso.

Thanks to various acquisitions and generous donations from the city's important private collectors, the museum has continued to expand its collection that currently includes eighteen hundred paintings, dating back between the 15th and 19thcentury by artists such as Pisanello, Botticelli, Giovanni Bellini, Mantegna, Raphael, Moroni, Baschenis Among Galgario, Tiepolo, Canaletto and Piccio.

The works customarily displayed to the public can also be seen in the catalogue of paintings visible online. In addition to this main collection, the museum also houses a significant collection of drawings and prints, select groups of bronzes, sculptures and ceramics as well as furniture and home furnishings, and a collection of medals.

Thanks to the quality and cultural articulation, the Art gallery of the Carrara Academy is currently ranked among Italy's most important museums of ancient art.


Opening hours

Friday, Saturday and Sunday | 10 am – 18 pm

Take me here: Carrara Academy

Places

GAMeC

With 1500 square meters of exhibition space, the Gallery gives space to contemporary art in all its forms
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GAMeC
68 mt

Palazzo Agliardi

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Agliardi
416 mt

Palazzo Moroni

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Moroni
629 mt

Duomo of Bergamo

Main catholic place of worship of the city, it is dedicated to Sant'Alessandro patron of Bergamo and is located in Città Alta
  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Bergamo
670 mt

Rocca of Bergamo

The castle has long been a landmark and the protagonist of events that have changed the city’s history.
  • Art & Culture
Rocca di Bergamo
736 mt

Venetian Walls Bergamo

Venetian Walls of Bergamo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2017, extend for over 6 kilometers, with a varying height
  • Unesco Sites
Venetian Walls Bergamo
862 mt

Villa Grismondi Finardi

  • Art & Culture
Villa Grismondi Finardi
902 mt

Piazza Vecchia Bergamo

Renaissance masterpiece in the heart of Upper Bergamo, Piazza Vecchia is "the perfect square" that has enchanted (also) Le Corbusier
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Piazza Vecchia Bergamo
995 mt

Palazzo Terzi

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Palazzo Terzi
1.02 km

Palazzo del Podestà

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Al suo interno il Museo storico del Cinquecento
1.03 km

Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
1.06 km

Donizetti Theater

It covers an area of 3200 square meters for a total of 1154 places. For the harmony of sound it is considered among the best in Italy
  • Art & Culture
Donizetti Theater
1.07 km

Museo Donizettiano

Gaetano Donizetti: the most internationally famous person from Bergamo
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Museo Donizettiano
1.17 km

San Vigilio Castle

Of the original castle four towers, the battlements, the walkways and the embrasures are still visible today.
  • Art & Culture
San Vigilio Castle
2 km

Lorenzo Rota Botanical Gardens

A small naturist laboratory where the passion and the art of the workers bring together exotic plants with the indigenous ones
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Lorenzo Rota Botanical Gardens
3.38 km

Monastery of Astino

  • Religious Tourism
The Monastery of Astino, Churches in Bergamo
3.81 km

Almenno San Bartolomeo

The village, at the beginning of the Imagna Valley,offers beautiful itineraries through Romanesque architecture and nature.
  • Art & Culture
ALMENNO SAN BARTOLOMEO_VILLA MALLIANA DEI CONTI MALLIANI
7.54 km

Golf Club Bergamo l’Albenza

Golf Club Bergamo l’Albenza It is a very technical course is located just 13 km from Bergamo and 50 km from Milan.
  • Golf
Golf Club Bergamo l'Albenza, Almenno San Bartolomeo (BG)
9.7 km

Selvino

A perfect family destination to visit in any season
  • Mountains
Selvino
10.46 km

Malpaga Castle

The Malpaga Castle is located in Cavernago, a small town within the Serio Nature Reserve.
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Malpaga Castle
10.62 km

Activities

Traditional food tour in Bergamo

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Traditional food tour in Bergamo
367 mt

Full day trekking – high mountains

  • Active & Green
Full day trekking – high mountains
670 mt

Private walking tour of upper town Bergamo

  • Art & Culture
Private walking tour of upper town Bergamo
840 mt

Bergamo, a hidden treasure

  • Art & Culture
Bergamo, a hidden treasure
966 mt

Full-day in Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo with lunch

  • Art & Culture
Full-day in Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo with lunch
1.22 km

Riva speedboat experience on Lake Iseo and Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo

  • Lakes
Riva speedboat experience on Lake Iseo and Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo
1.22 km

Half-day wellness experience by private minivan from Bergamo

  • Wellness
Half-day wellness experience by private minivan from Bergamo
1.22 km

Bergamo private lower town walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Bergamo private lower town walking tour
1.53 km

MTB Freeride – 2 days in the Orobie Alps, Bergamo

  • Active & Green
MTB Freeride – 2 days in the Orobie Alps, Bergamo
1.79 km

Eat like a local not like a tourist

  • Lifestyle
Eat like a local not like a tourist
2.35 km

Upper Bergamo in eMTB

  • Cycle Tourism
Upper Bergamo in eMTB
3.93 km

Fly Fishing in Orobie Alps

  • Active & Green
Fly Fishing in Orobie Alps
6.65 km

E-Bike BH Rebell Lite

  • Cycle Tourism
E-Bike BH Rebell Lite
9.4 km

MTB Freeride – Full day high Orobie Alps, Bergamo

  • Active & Green
MTB Freeride – Full day high Orobie Alps, Bergamo
10.35 km

Where to sleep

CASA VACANZE CHIARA

Bergamo
CASA VACANZE CHIARA
177 mt

REGO APARTMENTS

Bergamo
REGO APARTMENTS
279 mt

HOME AND GO 112

Bergamo
HOME AND GO 112
313 mt

HOMEANYWHERE PIGNOLO 5

Bergamo
HOMEANYWHERE PIGNOLO 5
642 mt

CASA NOLI RUBINO

Bergamo
CASA NOLI RUBINO
701 mt

IMMOBILIARE FUTURO APPARTAMENTI DOMIZIA E BORGO ANTICO

Bergamo
IMMOBILIARE FUTURO APPARTAMENTI DOMIZIA E BORGO ANTICO
719 mt

LA CASTELLANA BORGO

Bergamo
LA CASTELLANA BORGO
732 mt

CASA DI SOFIA CITTA' ALTA

Bergamo
CASA DI SOFIA CITTA' ALTA
860 mt

DREAM HOUSE

Bergamo
DREAM HOUSE
871 mt

IL POZZO

Bergamo
IL POZZO
882 mt

CASA BOTTANI

Bergamo
CASA BOTTANI
949 mt

LA CASTELLANA ELEGANZA

Bergamo
LA CASTELLANA ELEGANZA
955 mt

FLORA I

Bergamo
FLORA I
962 mt

B&B IL DESCO

Bergamo
B&B IL DESCO
1.01 km

CASA DI CHARME MONICA

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CASA DI CHARME MONICA
1.01 km

HOME AND GO 4

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HOME AND GO 4
1.12 km

LOCANDAMIMMO

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LOCANDAMIMMO
1.15 km

B&B LA CASA DI PINA

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B&B LA CASA DI PINA
1.2 km

MONET E PICASSO

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MONET E PICASSO
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CASA VACANZE MARGARITA

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CASA VACANZE MARGARITA
1.24 km