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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Visite alla Scala Contarini del Bovolo a Venezia

VISITE ALLA SCALA CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO A VENEZIA

Maybe you will know it as the “spiral staircase of Venice” or maybe you won’t know it at all. This is the Scala Contarini del Bovolo (in Venetian dialect means “snail”), a mix of Renaissance, Gothic and Venetian-Byzantine art located in Campo Manin. In my opinion it is one of […]

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Palace Ca’ Vendramin Calergi – Venice Casinò

PALACE CA’ VENDRAMIN CALERGI – VENICE CASINò

Palace Ca ’Vendramin Calergi, considered by Francesco Sansovino (official historian of the Serenissima Republic) as one of the most important Palaces of the Grand Canal, is a noble expression of the Renaissance in Venice. Palazzo Ca ‘Vendramin Calergi consists of a ground floor, with water access from the Grand Canal, […]

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The Natural History Museum of Venice

THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF VENICE

Re-opened in 2010 with a new charming display the Natural History Museum of Venice. Fontego dei Turchi, house of the Natural History Museum of Venice, was built as a Palazzo for the Pesaro family at the beginning of the XIII century. The strange name of the building is due to […]

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Church of San Giovanni e Paolo

CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI E PAOLO

The church of San Giovanni e Paolo, an example of Gothic architecture, rivals with the Frari’s church in terms of dimensions and magnificence and for the numerous works of art it treasures. It too is made in terracotta and its splendid façade soars towards the sky. From the 14th century […]

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Palazzo Grassi

PALAZZO GRASSI

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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The Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi

THE TEATRINO OF PALAZZO GRASSI

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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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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Ca’ Corner della Regina

CA’ CORNER DELLA REGINA

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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Frari’s Church

FRARI’S CHURCH

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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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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