In nessun’altra città come a Venezia, ho trovato una tale unità della vita odierna con la vita che ci parla dalle opere d’arte della sua età aurea e nella quale sole e mare sono più essenziali di tutta la storia

Herman Hesse

MUVE: Civic Museums Foundation of Venice. One of the most important museum systems in Europe. 11 locations, collections of enormous artistic and historical value ranging 10 centuries of architecture and decoration, with more than 200,000 works of art in the collections of natural specimens and 2,000,000, 5 specialist libraries with 200,000 volumes.

Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
Piazza San Marco 52
30124 Venezia
T +39 041 2405211
F +39 041 5200935

Peggy Guggenheim Collection 


It is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century. It is located in PeggyGuggenheim’s former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice. The museum presents Peggy Guggenheim’s personal collection, masterpieces from the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, as well as temporary exhibitions.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, which also operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and which is a partner of the Basque Regional Government for the programming of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
Dorsoduro 701
I-30123 Venezia
Opening hours
Daily 10 am - 6 pm
Closed Tuesdays and December 25

General information
tel: +39.041.2405.411
fax: +39.041.520.6885

Visitor services
tel: +39.041.2405.440/419
fax: +39.041.520.9083

Marciana Library 

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It initiated its collection in 1468 when Cardinal Bessarione donated his collection of 750 codes. In 1537 Jacopo Sansovino designed the building to keep the library collection, mixing the Renassaince and the Venetian styles. The Hall, originally created for the University, was transformed in 1591 to 1595 by Vicenzo Scamozzi to host the Museo Statuario della Repubblica, with more than 200 marbles of the Grimani’s and Contarini’s collections, donated to Venice by the end of the 16th Century. The Marcian Library has now almost 1 milion volumes, including 13000 manuscripts, and a rich colletion of books about greek culture and Venice history.

Piazzetta San Marco n.7
30.124 Venezia
Tel: +
Fax: +
C.F. 800.

 Accademia Galleries 

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They house an important collection of Venetian paintings from the 14th to the 18th century, comprising works by the most famous masters, such as Bellini, Giorgione, Carpaccio, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo.

Campo della Carità
Dorsoduro n. 1050 – 30100 Venezia
Per informazioni e prenotazioni: +39 041 5200345
Il Museo delle Gallerie dell’Accademia è aperto con i seguenti orari:
Monday from 8.15 to 14.00
from Tuesday to Sunaday: from 8.15 to 19.15
Closed: Monday afternoon, 1 January, 1 May, 25 December

Grassi Palace

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It’s an 18th century palace which has undergone several renovations by famous architects, houses art exhibitions of international standing.

Everyday from 10 am to 07 pm
Closed: 25 December
Biglietto intero 
15€ / Punta della Dogana o Palazzo Grassi
20€ / Punta della Dogana + Palazzo Grassi
Biglietto ridotto 
10€ / Punta della Dogana o Palazzo Grassi
15€ / Punta della Dogana + Palazzo Grassi

The Oriental Art Museum 

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It is located in the ancient palace owned by the Pesaro family at San Stae, facing the Grand Canal. The building, wanted by Leonardo Pesaro, legal representative for Saint Marc, was designed by Baldassare Longhena. The Museum is one of the most important collection of Japanese art of the Edo period. This collection was bought by Prince Henry II of Borbone, Count of Bardi during his travel to Asia, bewteen 1887 and 1889. More than 30.000 objects, among which swords and daggers, Japanese armours, delicate enamel objects and precious porcelains, with wide sections dedicated to Indonesian and Chinese art.

Ca’ Pesaro Oriental Art Museum Sestriere Santa Croce n. 2076 – Venice From 1 Aprile to 31 October 10 – 18 (biglietteria 10 – 17) From 1 November to 31 March 10 – 17 (ticket 10 – 16) Closed monday, 25 December, 1 January e 1 May Call center 848082000 ONLY for callings from abroad +39 041 42730892

Jewish Museum

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The Jewish Museum of Venice is not simply an expository space, but a widespread museum, i.e. an urbanity, architectonic and museale complex unique of its kind for its own specificity.

The Jewish Museum of Venice is situated in the Campo of the Ghetto Novo, between the two most ancient Venetian synagogues. It is a little but very rich museum founded in 1953 by the Jewish Community of Venice.

The precious objects shown to public, important examples of goldsmith and textile manufacture made between the 16th and the 19th centuries are a lively witnessing of the Jewish tradition. The museum furthermore offers a wide selection of ancient books and manuscripts and some objects used in the most important moments of the cycle of civil and religious life.

The museum is built in two areas, the first one devoted to the cycle of Jewish festivities and to objects used for liturgy, the latter- planned with a greater educational approach- deals with the history of Venetian Jews through images and objects.

tel 041 715359 
fax 041 723007
For Groups and Classes,booking is required.
Opening Times of the Museum from June 1st to September 30th: 10.00 a.m. - 07.00 p.m. from October 1st to May 31st: 10.00 a.m. - 05.30 p.m.

Palazzo Querini

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Palazzo Querini Stampalia is one of the most fascinating artistic complexes in Venice. The headquarters of the current Fondazione, instituted in accordance with the wishes of the last heir, preserves the entire patrimony of this prestigious Venetian family. A few minutes from Piazza San Marco, the sumptuous eighteenth-century palazzo, decorated with all of its original furnishings, is rich in major works of art: it houses paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Pietro Longhi, Giambattista Tiepolo, Jacopo Palma the Elder and the Younger as well as Lorenzo di Credi, to cite only a few. The most famous part of the collection is a vast body of pictorial works documenting eighteenth-century Venice: around one-hundred works including seventy-seven views by Gabriele Bella, a minor painter, depicting traditional Venetian life, special events and popular festivals, and around thirty genre scenes by Pietro Longhi. Equally important and well-known is the porcelain collection, one of the stars of which is a 244-piece Sèvres dinner set. The originality of this old Venetian palazzo lies in its successful blend of the memory of a magnificent past with modern brilliance. In the 1960s, architect Carlo Scarpa completed one of the most interesting projects in the city, restoring the ground floor and reorganizing access to the Palazzo.  Sophisticated and aristocratic, his work unites absolute and innovative modernity with the grace of the original sixteenth-century structures, not forgetting the unique characteristics of a city like Venice.  And so it is that the acqua alta, here elevated to a symbol, can flow within the rooms, arriving at the private garden. One of the building’s jewels, the garden carries us through memory to the far-off gardens of the East.

Venezia  Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello 5252
Vaporetto dell’Arte: San Marco stop
Vaporetto: Line 1, Rialto or San Zaccaria stop

041 524 011 914

Fondazione Prada

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Ca’ Corner della Regina, built between 1724 and 1728 by Domenico Rossi for the Corner family of San Cassiano, is a Venetian palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal and located in the Sestiere of Santa Croce. It was erected on the ruins of the Gothic building in which Caterina Corner, the future queen of Cyprus, was born in 1454. The architecture echoes the style of the nearby Ca’ Pesaro designed by Baldassare Longhena. The frescoes on the first noble floor represent a series of episodes from Caterina Cornaro’s life.

The palace is built on three main levels: the ground floor and two piani nobili. An attic and two mezzanines, located between the ground floor and the first floor, complete its structure. The façade on the Grand Canal is made of Istrian stone, rusticated over the ground floor and mezzanine. The interiors feature two scenographic symmetrical staircases, aligned with the canal bank, which connect the entrance hall with the second mezzanine. The two piani nobili host some imposing porteghi, decorated with stuccos and frescoes.

Calle de Ca’ Corner,
Santa Croce 2215
30135 Venezia


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