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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CA’ PESARO – International Gallery of Modern Art

CA’ PESARO – INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART

Modern Art Collection (19th and 20th centuries) of paintings, sculptures and graphic (from Italy and abroad) in Venice The objectives of the renewed Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna di Ca’Pesaro planned by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia are several, varied yet precise: it should be a completely renewed venue for […]

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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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Pinacoteca and Museum of Querini Stampalia Foundation

PINACOTECA AND MUSEUM OF QUERINI STAMPALIA FOUNDATION

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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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 di San Rocco

SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN ROCCO

The year 1485 was a very important year for the Scuola Grande of San Rocco as it came into possession of St. Roch’s body which had been stolen from Montpellier and placed in the church of San Geminiano waiting for a definitive placement. The Saint’s relics were later moved to […]

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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 Navale – Historical Naval Museum

MUSEO NAVALE – HISTORICAL NAVAL MUSEUM

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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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’ 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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