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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The Oriental Art Museum

THE ORIENTAL ART MUSEUM

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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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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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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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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Galleria Giorgio Franchetti – Ca d’Oro

GALLERIA GIORGIO FRANCHETTI – CA D’ORO

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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Casa dei Tre Oci

CASA DEI TRE OCI

The Venetian museum seat of extraordinary photography exhibition is located on the Giudecca Island: Casa dei Tre Oci. The “Casa dei Tre Oci”, located on the Giudecca Island in Venice, is a splendid example of early 20th-century Venetian architecture. The building became a public exhibition space in 2012 and now […]

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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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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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Basilica of San Marco

BASILICA OF SAN MARCO

The visit to the Basilica of St. Mark is a must for anyone who is on vacation in the lagoon. On the eastern side of the St. Mark Square, the Basilica of San Marco stands between Palazzo Ducale and the Piazzetta dei Leoni (“Lions’ small square”). The Basilica of San […]

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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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