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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Palazzo Grimani

PALAZZO GRIMANI

A spectacular Palace Museum near St.Mark Square Palazzo Grimani is a remarkable building in Venice for the architectural originality, the high quality of its decoration and the history of its development. At the beginning of the 16th century Antonio Grimani gave his sons the family house then rebuilt by Antonio’s […]

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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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M9 Museum

M9 MUSEUM

The twentieth century was also for Italy, and perhaps more than for other countries, the century of maximum contradictions: very rapid and previously unthinkable improvements in the living conditions and well-being of the population occurred alongside immense tragedies consumed in the most destructive wars that history remembers and also in […]

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Fortuny Museum Venice

FORTUNY MUSEUM VENICE

The palace that accommodates the Fortuny Museum Venice is the house of Mariano Fortuny, one splendid copy of greater gotica building and an endowed atmosphere of exceptional fascination. The same additions like the balconies, the suspended passages and the decorations to coolnessthat were realized between aim ight hundred and first of […]

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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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Jewish Cemetery

JEWISH CEMETERY

In Venice Lido exists from centuries an evocative Jewish cemetery, which unfortunately has been left neglected for years. The local Administration has recently decided to reclaim the 35 thousand square meters of greenery in which are immersed the old and new graves as to make the Jewish Cemetery more easily […]

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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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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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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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