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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Palazzetto Bru Zane

PALAZZETTO BRU ZANE

Small architectural gem located in the heart of Venice, headquarters of the Cultural Foundation “Centre de musique romantique française”. The Palazzetto Bru Zane is a wonderful building, located just a few steps from the spectacular Basilica dei Frari, and from 2009 it houses the Cultural Foundation “Palazzetto Bru Zane – […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Teatro Fondamenta Nuove

TEATRO FONDAMENTA NUOVE

We inform you with regret that the Vortice Association has ceased its management of the Fondamenta Nuove Theater, so the theater closes permanently.   Il Teatro Fondamenta Nuove è un piccolo ma frequentato teatro dal taglio molto contemporaneo sia architettonicamente parlando che nella programmazione. Il Teatro prende il nome dalla […]

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Venice Gallerie dell’Accademia

VENICE GALLERIE DELL’ACCADEMIA

A wonderful Art Collection in Venice: Gallerie dell’Accademia Gallerie dell’Accademia were inaugurated and since 1817: in its 24 halls the main works of the Serenissima’s major artists (Veronese, Titian, Tiepolo, Tintoretto) have been exhibited (the present arrangement is due to Carlo Scarpa who took care of it between 1948 and 1949). The […]

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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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Monumental Rooms of the National Library Marciana

MONUMENTAL ROOMS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY MARCIANA

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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