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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Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation

BEVILACQUA LA MASA FOUNDATION

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The activities of the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation are mainly focused on the promotion of contemporary art, with the creation of exhibitions by living artists of international renown, and activities involving young artists, and in particular those of the Triveneto. In the two expository venues, in the twelve workshops, in […]

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Punta della Dogana

PUNTA DELLA DOGANA

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Punta della Dogana, one of the two museums belonging to the Pinault Foundation in Venice, was once the Customs House for the Most Serene Republic. The building, with its characteristic triangular shape, crowned with a tower surmounted by the Golden Ball, depicting the world supported by two Atlases, was completely […]

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Fortuny Museum Venice

FORTUNY MUSEUM VENICE

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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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Palazzo Grimani

PALAZZO GRIMANI

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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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Olivetti Showroom in St. Mark’s Square

OLIVETTI SHOWROOM IN ST. MARK’S SQUARE

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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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Church of San Giovanni e Paolo

CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI E PAOLO

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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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Ca’ Giustinian – La Biennale

CA’ GIUSTINIAN – LA BIENNALE

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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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Murano Glass Museum

MURANO GLASS MUSEUM

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An extraordinary collection of Murano glasses, from the Renaissance to the 18th century, is waiting for you at the Glass Museum of Venice. The Murano Glass Museum, hosted in the ancient residence of the Bishops of Torcello, has been part of the Venice Civic Museum since 1923. In that year, […]

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Venice Ghetto and Jewish Museum

VENICE GHETTO AND JEWISH MUSEUM

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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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Palazzo Grassi

PALAZZO GRASSI

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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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