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.


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Pinacoteca and Museum of Querini Stampalia Foundation

PINACOTECA AND MUSEUM OF QUERINI STAMPALIA FOUNDATION

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In the heart of Venice, the ancient, noble Querini Stampalia Palace welcomes you with its lavishly decorated halls, the Library and the area restored by Mario Botta and Carlo Scarpa. The Museum of Querini Stampalia Foundation is one of the most important examples of House-Museum in the heart of Venice […]

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National Archaeological Museum

NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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The National Archaeological Museum of Piazza San Marco houses an impressive collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian art. The Museum, which is accessed with the integrated ticket for the museums of St. Mark’s Square, was established in 1523 following the bequest of Cardinal Domenico Grimani and Giovanni Grimani who donated to […]

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Mocenigo Palace

MOCENIGO PALACE

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Mocenigo Palace, the museum and study center of tissues and Costumes in Venice, hosts some interesting paths dedicated to perfume. Center History Studies of Costume, section of the Civic Veneziani Museums, has been instituted in 1985 and has center to Palace Mocenigo di San Stae. After an incredible restyling The […]

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Museo Navale – Historical Naval Museum

MUSEO NAVALE – HISTORICAL NAVAL MUSEUM

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Museo storico navale (historical naval museum) is fundamental to understand why Venice was superior to the other maritime republics. In it you can find nautical instruments, cannons, torpedos and most of all many models of ships including one of the last Bucintoros, the galley on which the Doge took part […]

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Venice Ghetto and Jewish Museum

VENICE GHETTO AND JEWISH MUSEUM

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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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Olivetti Showroom in St. Mark’s Square

OLIVETTI SHOWROOM IN ST. MARK’S SQUARE

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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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Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN GIOVANNI EVANGELISTA

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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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Frari’s Church

FRARI’S CHURCH

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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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Church of Madonna dell’Orto

CHURCH OF MADONNA DELL’ORTO

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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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SCALA CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO

SCALA CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO

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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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