Pinacoteca and Museum of Querini Stampalia Foundation

PINACOTECA AND MUSEUM OF QUERINI STAMPALIA FOUNDATION

In the heart of Venice, the ancient, noble Querini Stampalia Palace welcomes you with its lavishly decorated halls, the Library and the area restored by Mario Botta and Carlo Scarpa.

The Museum of Querini Stampalia Foundation is one of the most important examples of House-Museum in the heart of Venice and it is one of the best preserved in all Europe. The Querini Stampalia Museum preserves furnishings which date back to the XVI-XVII century: porcelains, sculptures, precious furnitures, globes and other objects from Querini’s residence.

The Querini Stampalia Foundation was founded in 1869 by Count Giovanni Querini, the last descendant of the Querini Stampalia family, whose heritage has been kept intact (the residence and furnishings, the library, the archive and the art collections can be appreciated by visitors). The Pinacoteca hold paintings by several well-known artists such as by Giovanni Bellini, Jacopo Palma il Vecchio and il Giovane, Bernardo Strozzi, Marco and Sebastiano Ricci, Giambattista Tiepolo, Pietro Longhi and Gabriel Bella.

The 14th century building, situated between St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge, is also seat of the Civic Library where many students come every day.

The ground floor and the garden were redesigned by Carlo Scarpa in the early 60s, while Mario Botta has recently designed the new access, bookshop and cafeteria.

This ancient building also opens its doors to concerts and exhibitions of classic and modern art.

 

Opening Times
From Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Monday

Tickets
Full ticket € 10 (Museum and Exhibition Areas)
Reduced ticket € 8