• 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

Winter: 
1 October - 30 April:  9:30 - 17:30. Last entry: 17:00
Closed: Tursdays and 25 Dicember.

Special openings:
8 Dicember, 26 Dicember, 31 Dicember (open until 14:00. Last entry 13:00), 1 January (13:00 - 17:30), 6 January.

Summer:
1 May - 30 September: 10:00 - 9:00. Last entry: 18:00
Closed: Tursdays

Entrance fee

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
  • Art & Culture
GAMeC
68 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

Piazza Vecchia Bergamo

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

Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
1.06 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
  • Active & Green
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

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
10.22 km

Malpaga Castle

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

Terme di Trescore

A silent valley and its healthy sulphur water with body healing and regenerative properties
  • Wellness
Terme di Trescore
13.53 km

Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore

  • Religious Tourism
Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore, Churches of Bergamo
13.65 km

Val Seriana, from Ranica to Clusone

  • Cycle Tourism
Albino Bridge of medieval origins
13.82 km

Events

Libera (free). Between Warhol, Vedova e Christo

Via San Tomaso, 53, Bergamo
30/05/2019 - 06/01/2020
  • Art & Culture
Libera (free). Between Warhol, Vedova e Christo
76 mt

Opening of Palazzo Moroni

Palazzo Moroni
Bergamo (BG)
13/12/2018 - 31/12/2099
  • Art & Culture
Opening of Palazzo Moroni
670 mt

The 2019 | 2020 Theatre Season

Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 15 Bergamo
07/11/2019 - 26/04/2020
  • Art & Culture
The 2019 | 2020 Theatre Season
1.06 km

SAINT LUCIA MARKET

Via XX Settembre 55, Bergamo
10/12/2019 - 12/12/2019
  • Lifestyle
SAINT LUCIA MARKET
1.4 km

Antique Market

Comune di San Pellegrino Terme
Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, 20
29/12/2019
  • Lifestyle
Antique Market
14.95 km

Activities

Bergamo, a hidden treasure

  • Art & Culture
Bergamo, a hidden treasure
966 mt

Eat like a local not like a tourist

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

Classic car rental in Italy

  • Active & Green
Classic car rental in Italy
2.57 km

“La Cascade” wellness center and spa

  • Wellness
“La Cascade” wellness center and spa
8.68 km

Where to sleep

REGO APARTMENTS - CARAVAGGIO

Bergamo
REGO APARTMENTS - CARAVAGGIO
63 mt

PAPAVERO ACCADEMIA CARRARA

Bergamo
PAPAVERO ACCADEMIA CARRARA
63 mt

LIO PELLEGRINI

Bergamo
LIO PELLEGRINI
92 mt

CA' DEL CORTE

Bergamo
CA' DEL CORTE
103 mt

CASA MARTA

Bergamo
CASA MARTA
109 mt

OBERDAN

Bergamo
OBERDAN
143 mt

ACADEMIA RESORT BERGAMO

Bergamo
ACADEMIA RESORT BERGAMO
168 mt

PALAZZO 48/50 (FLEUR DE LIS ACCADEMIA)

Bergamo
PALAZZO 48/50 (FLEUR DE LIS ACCADEMIA)
168 mt

AFFITTACAMERE BELLE ARTI

Bergamo
AFFITTACAMERE BELLE ARTI
176 mt

CASA VACANZE CHIARA

Bergamo
CASA VACANZE CHIARA
177 mt

HOLIDAY CITY CENTRE DI ALOARDI

Bergamo
HOLIDAY CITY CENTRE DI ALOARDI
209 mt

PITENTINOQUATTRO

Bergamo
PITENTINOQUATTRO
253 mt

A&A MASSARA

Bergamo
A&A MASSARA
286 mt

CA' DEL BORGO

Bergamo
CA' DEL BORGO
289 mt

SUITE OLIVIA

Bergamo
SUITE OLIVIA
293 mt

CASA ALICE

Bergamo
CASA ALICE
307 mt

HOME AND GO 112

Bergamo
HOME AND GO 112
313 mt

L'AFFRESCO

Bergamo
L'AFFRESCO
313 mt

IL DIPINTO DI LOTTO

Bergamo
IL DIPINTO DI LOTTO
313 mt

B&B AL CASATO DEI CONTI

Bergamo
B&B AL CASATO DEI CONTI
335 mt