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.

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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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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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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Scuola Grande dei Carmini

SCUOLA GRANDE DEI CARMINI

Dorsoduro 2616 - 2617 (Show map)

The Scuola Grande dei Carmini was built around 1669, probably by Baldassarre Longhena. The halls inside are all decorated with original wooden reredos, inlaid ceilings and stuccoes by Stazio. In the Sala del Capitolo, the hall where the members of the confraternity used to meet to discuss the proposals made […]

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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 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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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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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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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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