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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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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Murano Glass Museum

MURANO GLASS MUSEUM

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

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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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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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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The Church of Santa Maria della Salute

THE CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DELLA SALUTE

The white Basilica of the Salute stands out in all its candor on the Grand Canal. The church of Santa Maria della Salute, an original masterpiece by Baldassarre Longhena, was built through a Venice Republic Senate decree to keep a solemn vow made during a terrible epidemic of plague that […]

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The Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi

THE TEATRINO OF PALAZZO GRASSI

Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana strengthens its implementation within the artistic and cultural life of Venice thanks to the Teatrino, a new location dedicated to conferences, talks, screenings, and concerts. After the restoration of Palazzo Grassi in 2006, followed by that of Punta della Dogana in 2009, the rehabilitation of […]

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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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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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Ca’ Giustinian – La Biennale

CA’ GIUSTINIAN – LA BIENNALE

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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