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.

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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SCALA CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO

SCALA CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO

Scala Contarini Del Bovolo (Show map)

The Scala Contarini del Bovolo – one of the most precious architectural treasures of Venice – reopenes its doors to visitors On 30th January, 2016, one of the most impressive architectural treasures of Venice reopened its doors to visitors: the Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Hidden from the main touristic road, […]

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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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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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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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Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

CHURCH OF SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE

isola di San Giorgio Maggiore (Show map)

The San Giorgio Island Church is a masterpiece of Palladio. The San Giorgio Island, in front of the Doge’s Palace, on the other side of the canal, is characterize by the presence of a high steeple that offers a beautiful view of the lagoon and by the harmonious mock-classical façade […]

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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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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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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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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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