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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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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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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Ca’ Giustinian – La Biennale

CA’ GIUSTINIAN – LA BIENNALE

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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Museo di Torcello

MUSEO DI TORCELLO

The wonders of the Torcello Museum: extraordinary archaeological finds on life in the Lagoon The Torcello Museum is located in an absolutely unique context of the Venice Lagoon. The island itself can be considered a treasure chest of art if we consider that on the few meters that make up […]

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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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Ca’ Rezzonico – Museum of 18th century

CA’ REZZONICO – MUSEUM OF 18TH CENTURY

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 Ghetto and Jewish Museum

VENICE GHETTO AND JEWISH MUSEUM

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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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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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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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION

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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