Venice Museums, Churches and Theatres

VENICE MUSEUMS, CHURCHES AND THEATRES

Today Venice is a city that is more than ever devoted to ART. Anyone choosing to take a holiday on the Lagoon has a vast choice of Venice Museums. There are those devoted to the history of the city, such as the Palazzo Ducale, the Museum of Eighteenth-Century Venice in the Ca Rezzonico or the Galleries of the Venetian Academy. Then there are those devoted to contemporary art such as the Palazzo Grazzi and Punta della Dogana as well as those focussing on costumes like the Palazzo Mocenigo and the Fortuny Museum. In Venice it is possible to take in art in all its forms in its numerous MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, CHURCHES, FOUNDATIONS and BUILDINGS.

Teatro La Fenice

TEATRO LA FENICE

Campo San Fantin, 1965 30124 Venezia (Show map)

The Fenice theater in Venice: rich program of opera and symphonic music in Venice. On the 14th of December 2003 a moved and enthusiastic crowd entered again Venice’s most famous and favourite theatre: the Teatro della Fenice, finally risen up from its ashes. The building had been entirely destroyed (only […]

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Casa dei Tre Oci

CASA DEI TRE OCI

Fondamenta delle Zitelle, 43 - Isola della Giudecca (Show map)

The Venetian museum seat of extraordinary photography exhibition is located on the Giudecca Island: Casa dei Tre Oci. The “Casa dei Tre Oci”, located on the Giudecca Island in Venice, is a splendid example of early 20th-century Venetian architecture. The building became a public exhibition space in 2012 and now […]

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Venice Ghetto and Jewish Museum

VENICE GHETTO AND JEWISH MUSEUM

Campo del ghetto, Cannaregio, Venezia (Show map)

Ghetto is a Venetian word and the ghettos of the whole world owe their name to the small island completely surrounded by a ring of water where the Jews lived: Venice Ghetto. HISTORY: At the end of the 15th century the Republic, always ready to take advantage from situations, granted […]

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Olivetti Showroom in St. Mark’s Square

OLIVETTI SHOWROOM IN ST. MARK’S SQUARE

St. Mark's Square (Show map)

One of the wonderful creations of Carlo Scarpa in Venice: the Olivetti store in St. Mark Square. Under the arcades of St Mark’s Square you find the Olivetti Showroom, designed by Carlo Scarpa in 1957-58 it’s one of the most remarkable examples of the XX century Italian architecture. Recently restored, […]

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Basilica of San Marco

BASILICA OF SAN MARCO

Piazza san Marco - Venezia (Show map)

The visit to the Basilica of St. Mark is a must for anyone who is on vacation in the lagoon. On the eastern side of the St. Mark Square, the Basilica of San Marco stands between Palazzo Ducale and the Piazzetta dei Leoni (“Lions’ small square”). The Basilica of San […]

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Church of Madonna dell’Orto

CHURCH OF MADONNA DELL’ORTO

Cannaregio 3512 - Venezia (Show map)

The Church of Madonna dell’Orto can quite rightly be called “Tintoretto’s church”: this great artist spent most of his life in the surroundings, he was buried here and his teleri full of pathos transfigure the interior. It was built in the 14th century but was renovated in the 15th century […]

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Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation

BEVILACQUA LA MASA FOUNDATION

Sede Istituzionale di Palazzetto Tito (Show map)

The activities of the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation are mainly focused on the promotion of contemporary art, with the creation of exhibitions by living artists of international renown, and activities involving young artists, and in particular those of the Triveneto. In the two expository venues, in the twelve workshops, in […]

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Punta della Dogana

PUNTA DELLA DOGANA

Punta della Dogana, Dorsoduro (Show map)

Punta della Dogana, one of the two museums belonging to the Pinault Foundation in Venice, was once the Customs House for the Most Serene Republic. The building, with its characteristic triangular shape, crowned with a tower surmounted by the Golden Ball, depicting the world supported by two Atlases, was completely […]

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Frari’s Church

FRARI’S CHURCH

San Polo 3072 - Venezia (Show map)

The church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari was started in 1340 but completed more than one century later. It contains memories and splendours of more than 500 years of Venetian history, such as the body of Antonio Canova (in the left aisle, near the main entrance) and apparently the […]

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The Church of Santa Maria della Salute

THE CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DELLA SALUTE

Campo della salute, Dorsoduro, 30123 Venezia (Show map)

The white Basilica of the Salute stands out in all its candor on the Grand Canal. The church of Santa Maria della Salute, an original masterpiece by Baldassarre Longhena, was built through a Venice Republic Senate decree to keep a solemn vow made during a terrible epidemic of plague that […]

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