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Museums in Venice

"Of all the places where the Carnival
Was most facetious in the days of yore,
For dance, and song , and serenade, and ball,
And masque, and mime, and mystery, and more
Than I have time to tell now, or at all,
Venice the bell from every city bore,
and at the moment when I fix my story,
That sea-born city was in all her glory"

from "Beppo", Lord George Byron

 

 

 










Marvellous example of Gothic architecture! It was built with the materials imported from the colonies of the Venetian Republic but during the Renaissance the building had been changed with the construction of the impressing "Giants' Stair", made by Antonio Rizzo or with the Lombardo's decorations. It resumes one thousand years of hystory in fact it was the center of the executive and legal power as the "Sala del Maggior Consiglio", "Sala del Senato" and the "Sala del Collegio" testify. It's possible to admire precious paintings by Tintoretto, Tiziano and Veronese and take a tour of the ancient prisons where Casanova "lived" for some years before escaping (it says he drank a cup of coffè at Floriàn Caffè before leaving Venice).

Opening hours: Daily: 9 a.m./5 p.m. from Nov 1st to Mar 31st; 9 a.m./7 p.m. from Apr 1st to Oct 31st. Closed on Dec. 25th and Jan 1st.
Ticket
: € 11/reduced € 5,50 for students* from 15 to 29 years; escorts (max. 2) of students' groups; U.E citizens over 65 years; personnel* of Ministry of Cultural heritage; Rolling Venice Card's owners. Special reduction € 3: children from 6 to 14 years; escorts (max. 2) of children's groups. Free for: citizen of Venice Municipality; children 0/5 years; portatori di handicap with escort; authorized guides; turistic interpreters * accompanying groups; capigruppo (groups with over than 21 people with reservation); I.C.O.M members. The same ticket is valid for Museo Correr as well. * papers requested.
Phone: ++39.041.2715911
Fax: ++39.041.5285028



1, San Marco square- Venice



San Marco square- Venice

Built again "where and how it was" after its collapse in 1902 (this had been the will of the population of Venice).
Even the "Loggetta del Sansovino" was destroied and rebuilt in 1904.
Bell tower is an important occasion to admire Venice and the evocative view composed of little islands. We suggest to go up when the hours change, just in time to hear "well" the bells.

Opening hours: Daily from 9,30 to 18,30.
Ticket
: .
Phone
: 041-5224064.

It's certainly the symbol of Venice, with more than two square kilometers of beautiful mosaics, it contains inestimable treasures as the "Pala d'Oro", masterpiece of Gothic-Byzantine goldsmith's art, precious glasses, amphoras, cups and the liturgical vestments. Recently it's been done the restoration of the marvellous multicoloured marbles inside the church.

Opening hours: Working days, 10.00-17.00; Saturday and Sunday 13.00/17.00.
Ticket
: To visit the Pala d'Oro ; to the treasure.
Phone
: ++39.041-5225697.



San Marco square- Venice



San Marco square- Venice

This museums keeps the original copy of the bronze horses that one time was situated outside of the basilica of S.Marco and the "blanket" used to cover the Pala d'oro, made by Paolo Veneziano in the XIV century, during the working days.

Opening hours: Daily from 10.00 to 17.00.
Ticket
:
Phone
: ++39.041.5225697

Museo Correr is entirely dedicated to Venice, its political and military history as one of the seafaring Repubblic and its presence in every line of the art. Through the rooms of the Napoleonic Wing and those of Procuratie Nuove, it winds a street touching sculpture, navigation, trades of the past.

Opening hours: Daily: 9 a.m./5 p.m. from Nov 1st to Mar 31st; 9 a.m./7 p.m. from Apr 1st to Oct 31st. Closed on Dec. 25th and Jan 1st.
Ticket
: € 11/ reduced € 5,50 for students* from 15 to 29 years; escorts (max. 2) of students' groups; U.E citizens over 65 years; personnel* of Ministry of Cultural heritage; Rolling Venice Card's owners. Special reduction € 3: children from 6 to 14 years; escorts (max. 2) of children's groups. Free for: citizen of venice Municipality; children 0/5 years; portatori di handicap with escort; authorized guides; turistic interpreters * accompanying groups; capigruppo (groups with over than 21 people with reservation); I.C.O.M members. The same ticket is valid for Museo Correr as well. * papers requested. The same ticket is valid to enter into Palazzo Ducale.
Phone: +39.041.2405211



52, San Marco square- Napoleonic wing - Venice



3932, Cannaregio - Venice

Once upon the time was considered one of the most sumptuous building of Venice for the beautiful colours of its facade bu soon Ca' D'oro lived an unlucky period becouse of the several restorations made during five centuries of history, until the moment that baron Giorgio Franchetti bought it at the end of XIX century to create an art gallery.
Inside it's possible to admire masterpieces by Mantegna, Diana and Carpaccio. Besides, there are many paintings of Flemish school and what remain of the decorations that once made beautiful the facades of the buildings near the Gran Canal.
Downstairs, in the backyard it's possible to admire the well by Bartolomeo Da Bon, a masterpiece of 1427 made with red marble of Verona.

Opening hours: Daily: 9.00/13.00.
Ticket
:
€ 7; free entrance for people under 18 and adults over 60 years and foreign visitors under 12 years.
Phone: ++39.041.5238790

It's the Center of history of the Fabric and Costume, offers several dresses and accessories of marvellous tailoring.
Wallking inside, don't lose the beautiful marbles that embellish this building where once used to celebrate the life the sublime english poet Lord Byron.

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Nov 1st to Mar 31st; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Apr 1st to Oct 31st; ticket office closes 30' before. Close on Monday and Dec 25th, Jan 1st, May 1st
Ticket
:
Phone: ++39.041.721798
Fax: ++39.041 5241614



1992, San Stae - Santa Croce - Venice


2148, Riva degli Schiavoni - Castello - Venice
Venice Naval History Museum: during the Serenissima Republic, in the day of Sensa (Ascension) the cruising ship of Venetian Navy (il Bucintoro) escorted the Doge (head of Republic) in tha lagoon celebrating the rite of the wedding among the City and the Sea. Naval Historycal Museum, owns by Italian Navy, keeps a copy of this marvellous ship and some gondolas and many other treasures of the ancient seafaring Republics.

Opening hours: MOnday to Friday: 8.30/13.30. Saturday 8:45am-1pm.
Ticket
: €1.55 .
Phone
: ++39.041.5200276

Natural History Museum of Venice: an unfailing path to understand the  history of evolution, from the creation of the species to the appearance of the man.
The collection of fossils
is embellished with the presence of an entire skeleton of dinosaur.

Opening hours: Temporary closed for repairs. Opening on 2004.
Ticket:



1730, Santa Croce - Venice
Archaeological Museum of Venice keeps an important collection of Greek and Roman sculpture including several Greek originals from the classic period that once gave importance to the collections of noble venetian families active in the antique dealer market of the colonies.

Opening hours: Daily from 9.00 to14.00.
Ticket
: L. 4.000.
Phone:++39. 041.5225978



52, Piazzetta San Marco - Venice



2076, Santa Croce - Venice

A worthy of visiting collection of oriental art (japanese, chinese, indonesian) owned by Enrico di Borbone who collected all this works travelling in the eastern countries.
The japanese section shines in particular way for the presence of blades. With the same ticket its' possible to visit 2 museums, on the 1st floor the contemporary art museum with works by Klimt (famous Salomè is kept here), Klee, Kandinsky.

Opening hours: 9.00/17.00, closed on Monday.
Ticket
:
€ 5,50/ reduced € 3,00 for students* from 15 to 29 years; escorts (max. 2) of students' groups; U.E citizens over 65 years; personnel* of Ministry of Cultural heritage; Rolling Venice Card's owners. Special reduction € 3: children from 6 to 14 years; escorts (max. 2) of children's groups. Free for: citizen of venice Municipality; children 0/5 years; portatori di handicap with escort; authorized guides; turistic interpretiers * accompanying groups; capigruppo (groups with over than 21 people with reservation); I.C.O.M members. The same ticket is valid for Museo Correr as well. * papers requested. The same ticket is valid for Eastern Art Museum.
Phone: ++39.041.5240695
Fax: ++39.041.5241075



Accademy of Venice is one of the most prestigious of Italy, keeping paintings of Venetian school since the Middle Age to masters of the Renaissance with masterpieces by Bellini, Tiziano, Giorgione, Tintoretto, Veronese... till the painters of the eighteenth century, Tiepolo, pastels by Rosalba Carriera and the inside scenes by Longhi.
Only Tuesday and for a small period of time (15-16 ; 16,30-17,30) Accademia gives the possibility to visit the deposits at the last floor of the monastery builded by Palladio.

Opening hours: Closed on 25 of December, first of January and first of May. Open from 9.00 to 19.00 ( Sunday and Monday it closes at 14.00).
Ticket
: € 9; Concession: € 5.75 EU citizens under 18 and over 65; Free: EU citizens under 18 and over 65.
Phone
:
041-713487.




1050, Dorsoduro -Venice

 

 

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