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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Correr Museum

CORRER MUSEUM

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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Teatro La Fenice

TEATRO LA FENICE

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

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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Olivetti Showroom in St. Mark’s Square

OLIVETTI SHOWROOM IN ST. MARK’S SQUARE

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

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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Palazzetto Bru Zane

PALAZZETTO BRU ZANE

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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Church of Madonna dell’Orto

CHURCH OF MADONNA DELL’ORTO

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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Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN GIOVANNI EVANGELISTA

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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Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Misericordia

SCUOLA GRANDE DI SANTA MARIA DELLA MISERICORDIA

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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House of Carlo Goldoni

HOUSE OF CARLO GOLDONI

Come and visit the House of Carlo Goldoni, located in a beautiful building just a short walk from Campo of the Frari. Ca ‘Centani, or Centanni, better known as the “House of Carlo Goldoni“, was built in the fifteenth century. It is a typical Gothic palace of not excessive size, […]

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