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Museums

A list of most principal museums in Venice and surroundings.

  1. The Doge's Palace

    LOCATION: S.Marco - Venice

    The Doge's Palace is a gothic palace in Venice. In Italian it is called the Palazzo Ducale di Venezia. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice.

    Its two most visible facades look towards the Venetian Lagoon and St Mark's Square, or rather the Piazzetta. The use of arcading in …

  2. St Mark's Basilica

    LOCATION: S.Marco - Venice

    The first St Mark's was a temporary building in the Doge’s Palace, constructed in 828, when Venetian merchants stole the supposed relics of Saint Mark the Evangelist from Alexandria. This was replaced by a new church on its present site in 832; from the same century dates the first St Mark's Camp …

  3. St Mark's Campanile

    LOCATION: S.Marco - Venice

    St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, located in the square (piazza) of the same name. It is a recognizable symbol of the city.

    The tower is 98.6 meters tall, and stands alone in a corner of St Mark's Square, near the front of the basilica. It has a simp …

  4. Naval Historical Museum

    LOCATION: Castello - Venezia

    The Naval Historical Museum, laid out on five floors, features: exhibits depicting the maritime history of the "Serenissima" (the ancient republic of Venice), such as the reconstructions of a trireme, of a "galeazza" (a big galley which played an important role in the victory of Venice over th …

  5. Ca' Pesaro

    LOCATION: Santa Croce - Venezia

    The Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Oriental Art in Venice are housed in the wonderful seventeenth-century building known as Ca’ Pesaro, a true example of Venetian Baroqe style, designed in 1628 by Baldassare Longhena. The Modern Art Gallery has an interesting collection of paintings and …

  6. St Mark's Clock tower

    LOCATION: S.Marco - Venice

    St Mark's Clocktower is a clock tower situated on St Mark's Square in Venice, adjoining the Procuratie Vecchie. It houses the most important clock in the city, St Mark's Clock (alternatively known as the Torre dell'Orologio or the Moors' Clocktower).

    It was constructed as a display of V …

  7. The Correr Museum

    LOCATION: San Marco - Venice

    The museum offers an exciting itinerary to discover the Art and the History of Venice. Born of the collection donated to the city of Venice in 1830 by Teodoro Correr, the Museum has grown through later gifts, acquisitions and donations, which constitute the rich and varied heritage of the Venetia …

  8. The National Archaeological Museum

    LOCATION: San Marco - Venezia

    The National Archaeological Museum of Venice in the Saint Mark’s Square hosts an important collection of ancient sculptures, including some major original Greek works. It contains also bronze statues, potteries, jewels and coins, as well as the archaeological collection left there by the Correr M …

  9. The glass museum

    LOCATION: Fondamenta Giustinian - Murano

    The museum expanded faster than the archives due to the fact that a large number of glass pieces made on the island over the centuries as well as contemporary objects were donated by the ownwers of the glass factories which had started working again in the second half of the 19th century with ren …

  10. Carlo Goldoni's House

    LOCATION: San Polo - Venice

    Today, the museum section of Ca’ Goldoni is a magical , theatrical place, in which all the resources of modern museum design have been exploited to safeguard the fabric of this unique Gothic palace and also provide visitors - especially young visitors - with a interactive layout that is both info …

  11. The Scrovegni Chapel

    LOCATION: Padua

    The Scrovegni Chapel dedicated to St. Mary of the Charity, frescoed between 1303 and 1305 by Giotto, upon the commission of Enrico degli Scrovegni, is one of the most important masterpieces of Western art. The frescoes, which narrate events in the lives of the Virgin Mary and Christ, cover the en …