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.

Galleria Giorgio Franchetti – Ca d’Oro

GALLERIA GIORGIO FRANCHETTI – CA D’ORO

Cannaregio n. 3932 (Strada Nuova) – Venezia (Show map)

Ca d’Oro ( Galleria Franchetti)  owes its name to the precious decorations in gold-leaf that used to cover the façade. It is a notable example of Venetian Gothic architecture and one of the most spectacular palaces on the Grand Canal. HISTORY: Ca d’oro was commissioned in 1420 by the prosecutor […]

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Fortuny Museum Venice

FORTUNY MUSEUM VENICE

San Marco 3958, 30124 Venezia (Show map)

The palace that accommodates the Fortuny Museum Venice is the house of Mariano Fortuny, one splendid copy of greater gotica building and an endowed atmosphere of exceptional fascination. The same additions like the balconies, the suspended passages and the decorations to coolnessthat were realized between aim ight hundred and first of […]

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION

Dorsoduro 701 30123 Venezia (Show map)

The private apartment of Peggy Guggenheim, transformed in museum, conserve today 250 works, of which only 180 visible ones to the public. Peggy Guggenheim Collection is an original collection of contemporary art,  made possible by the watchful eye of the lively Peggy Guggheneim, brilliant heiress, merchant and patron of arts, who […]

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Scuola Grande dei Carmini

SCUOLA GRANDE DEI CARMINI

Dorsoduro 2616 - 2617 (Show map)

The Scuola Grande dei Carmini was built around 1669, probably by Baldassarre Longhena. The halls inside are all decorated with original wooden reredos, inlaid ceilings and stuccoes by Stazio. In the Sala del Capitolo, the hall where the members of the confraternity used to meet to discuss the proposals made […]

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Ca’ Rezzonico – Museum of 18th century

CA’ REZZONICO – MUSEUM OF 18TH CENTURY

Fondamenta Rezzonico, 3136 30123 Venezia (Show map)

One of the most beautiful palaces on the Grand Canal houses the museum of the eighteenth century in Venice: Ca ‘Rezzonico. Ca’ Rezzonico Palace was designed by the greatest Baroque architect of the city, Baldassare Longhena for the aristocratic Bon family, and works began in 1649. This is home to the […]

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Scuola Grande di San Rocco

SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN ROCCO

San Polo, 3052 - 30125 Venezia (Show map)

The year 1485 was a very important year for the Scuola Grande of San Rocco as it came into possession of St. Roch’s body which had been stolen from Montpellier and placed in the church of San Geminiano waiting for a definitive placement. The Saint’s relics were later moved to […]

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Murano Glass Museum

MURANO GLASS MUSEUM

Fondamenta Marco Giustinian, 8, 30141 Venezia (Show map)

An extraordinary collection of Murano glasses, from the Renaissance to the 18th century, is waiting for you at the Glass Museum of Venice. The Murano Glass Museum, hosted in the ancient residence of the Bishops of Torcello, has been part of the Venice Civic Museum since 1923. In that year, […]

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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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Ca’ Giustinian – La Biennale

CA’ GIUSTINIAN – LA BIENNALE

Ca' Giustinian (Show map)

The headquarters of the Venice Biennale are situated in a beautiful 15th-century Gothic building overlooking the Bacino di San Marco, right at the beginning of the Grand Canal: Ca’ Giustinian, one of the most representative examples of the late Venetian Gothic style. Originally a patrician residence, the architecture was built […]

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Palazzetto Bru Zane

PALAZZETTO BRU ZANE

San Polo, 2368, 30125 Venezia (Show map)

Small architectural gem located in the heart of Venice, headquarters of the Cultural Foundation “Centre de musique romantique française”. The Palazzetto Bru Zane is a wonderful building, located just a few steps from the spectacular Basilica dei Frari, and from 2009 it houses the Cultural Foundation “Palazzetto Bru Zane – […]

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