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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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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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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Palazzo Grimani

PALAZZO GRIMANI

Castello 4858 30122 Venezia (Show map)

A spectacular Palace Museum near St.Mark Square Palazzo Grimani is a remarkable building in Venice for the architectural originality, the high quality of its decoration and the history of its development. At the beginning of the 16th century Antonio Grimani gave his sons the family house then rebuilt by Antonio’s […]

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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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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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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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Correr Museum

CORRER MUSEUM

Piazza San Marco, 52, 30124 Venezia (Show map)

The stunning Napoleonic Wing in St. Mark Square in Venice hosts the Correr Museum. The Correr Museum of Venice offers a compelling tour of Venetian history and art. Most noteworthy are the painting gallery, with 14th to 16th-century mainly Venetian masterpieces, Neoclassical section withcollection of works by Canova, the precious historical institutional collections, […]

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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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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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