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.

CA’ PESARO – International Gallery of Modern Art

CA’ PESARO – INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART

Santa Croce 2076, Venezia (Show map)

Modern Art Collection (19th and 20th centuries) of paintings, sculptures and graphic (from Italy and abroad) in Venice The objectives of the renewed Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna di Ca’Pesaro planned by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia are several, varied yet precise: it should be a completely renewed venue for […]

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Palazzo Grassi

PALAZZO GRASSI

Palazzo Grassi, Canal Grande (Show map)

Palazzo Grassi is a sophisticated, neoclassically-inspired 18th century building, the work of Giorgio Massari. Some frescoes attributed to Alessandro Longhi decorate the staircase. In 1983, the building passed to the Fiat group, who commissioned the Milanese architect Gae Aulenti to renovate it. It became one of Europe’s most prestigious exhibition […]

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Museo of the merletto – Laces Museum Venice

MUSEO OF THE MERLETTO – LACES MUSEUM VENICE

Piazza Baldassare Galuppi, 187, 30142 Burano Venezia (Show map)

In the 1978 the venetian public agencies (Comune, Provincia, Camera di Commercio, Ente per il Turismo, Azienda Autonoma di Soggiorno)are joined to the Foundation Adriana Marcello in a Consortium for Laces of Burano in order to throw again and to riqualificare the handicraft of laces. In the center of the ancient […]

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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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Pinacoteca and Museum of Querini Stampalia Foundation

PINACOTECA AND MUSEUM OF QUERINI STAMPALIA FOUNDATION

Castello 5252 - 30122 Venezia (Show map)

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 […]

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National Archaeological Museum

NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

San Marco 4, 30124 Venezia (Show map)

The National Archaeological Museum of Piazza San Marco houses an impressive collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian art. The Museum, which is accessed with the integrated ticket for the museums of St. Mark’s Square, was established in 1523 following the bequest of Cardinal Domenico Grimani and Giovanni Grimani who donated to […]

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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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Church of San Giovanni e Paolo

CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI E PAOLO

Castello 6363 - Venezia (Show map)

The church of San Giovanni e Paolo, an example of Gothic architecture, rivals with the Frari’s church in terms of dimensions and magnificence and for the numerous works of art it treasures. It too is made in terracotta and its splendid façade soars towards the sky. From the 14th century […]

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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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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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