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.

Scuola Grande di San Marco

SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN MARCO

Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, Castello, Venezia (Show map)

The Scuola Grande di S. Marco is one of the most ancient ones in Venice. The building was recently restored and is now possible to visit the interior, as well as admire the harmonious facade. The second floor offers the magnificence of the Sala Capitolare and the altar by Sansovino, […]

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The Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi

THE TEATRINO OF PALAZZO GRASSI

Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi (Show map)

Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana strengthens its implementation within the artistic and cultural life of Venice thanks to the Teatrino, a new location dedicated to conferences, talks, screenings, and concerts. After the restoration of Palazzo Grassi in 2006, followed by that of Punta della Dogana in 2009, the rehabilitation of […]

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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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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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The Oriental Art Museum

THE ORIENTAL ART MUSEUM

Santa Croce n. 2076 Venezia (Show map)

The extraordinary collection of Japanese art of Prince Henry II of Borbone is on permanent display at the Museum of Oriental Art in Venice. Since 1928 Palazzo Pesaro, also seat of the International Modern Art Gallery of Venice, houses the Oriental Art Museum, one of the most important collection of […]

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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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Cini Foundation

CINI FOUNDATION

San Giorgio Maggiore (Show map)

Cini Foundation is housed in the charming monastery of the Isle of San Giorgio in Venice. Giorgio Cini Foundation is established in the monumental complex of the Benedictine monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore in the homonym island facing St Mark’s Basin. Created as an international cultural centre, the mission of […]

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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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Monumental Rooms of the National Library Marciana

MONUMENTAL ROOMS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY MARCIANA

Piazza S.Marco 13/a - 30124 Venezia (Show map)

Marciana National Library, a beautiful building designed by Jacopo Sansovino overlooking the basin of St. Mark. The Monumental Rooms of the National Library Marciana (Library Sansoviniana) in Venice are inserted in the integrated path of the Museums of St. Mark’s Square, with a single-entry at the Museo Correr (Napoleonic Wing). […]

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Venice Gallerie dell’Accademia

VENICE GALLERIE DELL’ACCADEMIA

Campo della Carità, 1050 30123 Venezia, Italia (Show map)

A wonderful Art Collection in Venice: Gallerie dell’Accademia Gallerie dell’Accademia were inaugurated and since 1817: in its 24 halls the main works of the Serenissima’s major artists (Veronese, Titian, Tiepolo, Tintoretto) have been exhibited (the present arrangement is due to Carlo Scarpa who took care of it between 1948 and 1949). The […]

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