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.

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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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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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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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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Clock Tower – St.Mark Square

CLOCK TOWER – ST.MARK SQUARE

Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia (Show map)

The Torre dell’Orologio, conceived in shape of raised bell tower on an essential arc of triumph, is going back building to the last years of the 1400’s realized from the atelier of Mauro Codussi. It represents for many aspects one of more originates them and completed constructions of thearchitecture of […]

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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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Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN GIOVANNI EVANGELISTA

San Polo 2454 30125 Venezia (Show map)

The Scuola Grande di San Giovani Evangelista was founded in 1261 in the church of San Aponal (Venice), near Rialto. In 1307 it was moved to the church of San Giovanni Evangelista and in 1340 it rented some rooms in the near hospice founded by the Badoer family. The Scuola […]

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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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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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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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