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 Santa Maria della Misericordia

SCUOLA GRANDE DI SANTA MARIA DELLA MISERICORDIA

Cannaregio, 3599 - 30121 Venezia (Show map)

The Confraternity of Santa Maria della Misericordia or Valverde, a Scuola Grande, was founded on the 8th of September 1261. In 1310 it obtained by the friars of the Abbazia della Misericordia the permission to build its headquarters next to the church. The works continued uninterruptedly until the beginning of […]

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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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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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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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Teatro La Fenice

TEATRO LA FENICE

Campo San Fantin, 1965 30124 Venezia (Show map)

The Fenice theater in Venice: rich program of opera and symphonic music in Venice. On the 14th of December 2003 a moved and enthusiastic crowd entered again Venice’s most famous and favourite theatre: the Teatro della Fenice, finally risen up from its ashes. The building had been entirely destroyed (only […]

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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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Ca’ Corner della Regina

CA’ CORNER DELLA REGINA

Calle de Ca’ Corner, Santa Croce 2215 - 30135 Venice (Show map)

Captivating palace overlooking the Gran Canal becomes the location of the exhibitions set up by the Prada Foundation. Ca’ Corner della Reginais an amazing palace overlooking the Gran Canal in Venice, run by a few years by the Prada Foundation, who oversaw the restoration and which sets up important temporary […]

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Venice Ghetto and Jewish Museum

VENICE GHETTO AND JEWISH MUSEUM

Campo del ghetto, Cannaregio, Venezia (Show map)

Ghetto is a Venetian word and the ghettos of the whole world owe their name to the small island completely surrounded by a ring of water where the Jews lived: Venice Ghetto. HISTORY: At the end of the 15th century the Republic, always ready to take advantage from situations, granted […]

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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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