11 museums, more than 40.000 square meters of exhibition space visitable, 10 centuries of architecture and decoration, 500.000 works of art in the collections 2.000.000 natural history items. Discover the heritage of the museums of Venice along the Grand Canal, around St. Mark's square or in the islands of the Venetian Lagoon.
Museums – Doge’s Palace
Formerly the Doge's residence and the seat of Venetian government, the Palace is the very symbol of Venice and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.
The Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions.
Museums – Correr Museum
The Museo Correr is one of the most important museum in the city of Venice, located in St. Mark's Square.
It offers various, exciting itineraries to discover the Art and History of Venice: the "imperial" rooms of the Royal Palace, the Neoclassical Rooms, the historical collections about the Serenissima and great examples of Venetian painting until the early 16th century.
Museums – Clock Tower
The Clock Tower is one of the most famous architectural landmarks in Venice, standing over an arch that leads into what is the main shopping street of the city, the old Merceria.
Museums – Ca’ Rezzonico
One of the most fascinating museums in Venice overlooking the Grand Canal. With furniture, paintings and sculptures of the Eighteenth-century.
Museums – Ca’ Pesaro
Ca’ Pesaro is the International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice. It houses a collection of nineteen and twentieth century paintings and sculptures.
Museums – Fortuny Palace
House belonged to the brilliant Mariano Fortuny, since 1975 one of the benchmarks for the Visual Arts in Venice and masterful example of Venetian Gothic.
Museums – Mocenigo Palace
Until recently the Mocenigo family still lived in the palazzo and on the first piano nobile one can see Rococo or Neo-classic style frescoes and furnishing that mostly go back to the second half of the 18th century. The path of the Museum of Textiles, Costume and Perfume, completely renovated and enlarged in 2013, winds through twenty rooms on the first piano nobile.
Museums – Natural History Museum G.Ligabue
The Natural History Museum is housed in the Fontego dei Turchi, the important palace of Venice overlooking the Grand Canal. A major scientific institution, the Museum houses multiple collections and an important library as well as monitoring and investigation activities on the Venice lagoon and its fauna.
Museums – Carlo Goldoni’s House
Palazzo Centanni, at San Polo, is the house where Carlo Goldoni was born in 1707. It contains a small museum dedicated to him, a small puppet-theatre from the 18th century and offers modern ways of approaching the writer and the age. It also hosts a very important archive and library (over 30,000 works) of theatrical texts and studies together with authentic manuscripts.
Museums – Glass Museum in Murano
On the island of Murano, the museum is housed in the noble Palazzo Giustinian, formerly the seat of the Bishops of Torcello. The largest collection of Murano glass is exhibited here, with important pieces produced between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries, including world-renowned masterpieces.
Museums – Lace Museum
The museum is located int the historic palace of Podestà of Torcello, in Piazza Galuppi, Burano, seat of the famous Burano Lace School from 1872 to 1970. Rare and precious pieces, on display in a picturesque setting decorated in the typical colors of the island, offer a complete overview of the history and artistry of the Venetian and lagoon’s laces, from its origins to the present day.