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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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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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION

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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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Correr Museum

CORRER MUSEUM

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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

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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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Scuola Grande di San Rocco

SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN ROCCO

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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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The Oriental Art Museum

THE ORIENTAL ART MUSEUM

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The extraordinary collection of Japanese art of Prince Henry II of Borbone is on permanent display at the Museum of Oriental Art in Venice. Since 1928 Palazzo Pesaro, also seat of the International Modern Art Gallery of Venice, houses the Oriental Art Museum, one of the most important collection of […]

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Scuola Grande dei Carmini

SCUOLA GRANDE DEI CARMINI

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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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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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Galleria Giorgio Franchetti – Ca d’Oro

GALLERIA GIORGIO FRANCHETTI – CA D’ORO

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Ca d’Oro ( Galleria Franchetti)  owes its name to the precious decorations in gold-leaf that used to cover the façade. It is a notable example of Venetian Gothic architecture and one of the most spectacular palaces on the Grand Canal. HISTORY: Ca d’oro was commissioned in 1420 by the prosecutor […]

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Monumental Rooms of the National Library Marciana

MONUMENTAL ROOMS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY MARCIANA

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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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