museums in venice
   • • • in venice

Opening hours and admissions may be subject to change

Galleria D'Arte Moderna - Ca' Pesaro (SAN STAE boat stop) Phone
Collection of works by 19th- and 20th-century artists from Italy and abroad.

Ca' Rezzonico museumRecently re-opened after restoration Museo del '700 Veneziano
Ca' Rezzonico

(S. BARNABA boat stop) Phone 041.520.40.36/
Venetian art in 18th century. Masterpieces by Guardi, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Longhi and others.

On June 30th, 2001 Ca' Rezzonico (the 18th century Venice Museum) reopened after a period of repairs. For the tourists and for the city too this is surely a good news because Ca' Rezzonico is one of the most important museum of Venice and now it's even more beautiful. The repairs of the building have been very long (the first project is dated 1979!), very expensive (23 billions lire in 7 years!) but the results are superlative: the frescoes, the rooms and the Grand Staircases are come back to the 18th splendour. The sumptuosus palace, which took its name and lustre from the Rezzonico family was built in 1649 by Baldassarre Longhena and completed in 1750 by Giorgio Massari. Its character as splendid aristocratic 18th century home was refurnished by the Venice Municipality from 1935 with valuable collections of furniture, hangings, sculpture and paintings from the Correr Museum. Ca' Rezzonico hosts many tapestries, lacquerwork and armchairs typical of the 18th century and many works by Canaletto, Rosalba Carriera, Giambattista Tiepolo and Francesco Guardi. From October 2001 the Ca' Rezzonico Museum hosts a new division that will be called "Egidio Martini Picture-Gallery" and that's the result of an important gift. Opening Times: 10 am - 6 pm (closed on Tuesday)

Gallerie dell'Accademia Accademia, Dorsoduro (ACCADEMIA boat stop). 14th to 18th century art. Monday 9am-2pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9am-7pm; Sunday 9am-8pm.

Palazzo Ducale Piazzetta San Marco (S.MARCO boat stop) Phone 041.522.49.51
Old seat of the government and law courts; Doges' residence from the 9th century to the fall of the Serenissima Republic. Important works of art in richly decorated halls. Guided tours of secret trails upon request. Weekdays, weekends and holidays, 8.45am-7pm. Last admission at 5.30pm. Tickets (including Museum Correr, Glass Museum, Lace Museum, Palazzo Mocenigo and Ca' Rezzonico).

Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, S. Gregorio 701, Dorsoduro (SALUTE boat stop) Phone 041.520.62.88
Residence-museum of the patroness of arts Peggy Guggenheim. Masterpieces by representatives of the main 20th-century art currents and avant-garde movements. Weekdays, weekends and holidays, 11am-6pm; closed on Tuesdays.

Museo Correr Piazza San Marco, Ala napoleonica (S.MARCO boat stop) Phone 041.522.56.25
City museum and historical Risorgimento museum. Overview of the old Venetian Serenissima Republic and of Venetian painting from its origins to today. Weekdays, weekends and holidays, 9am-7pm. Last admission at 6pm. Tickets include Palazzo Ducale, Museo Archeologico, Biblioteca Marciana and other city museums).

Galleria Franchetti - Ca' d'Oro (CA' D'ORO boat stop) Phone 041.523.87.90
Baron Franchetti's collection, in a great example of Gothic architecture in Venice. Sculptures, bronzes, paintings by Mantegna, Giorgione, Tiziano, Guardi; Flemish and Dutch art. Weekdays, weekends and holidays, 9am-2pm.

Museo Fortuny Palazzo Fortuny, San Beneto, 3780 San Marco (S.ANGELO boat stop). Phone 041.520.09.95
Eccentric Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny's residence-museum. Fabrics, objects and period furniture.

Museo di Storia Naturale S. Croce, 1730 (S.STAE boat stop) Phone 041.524.08.85
Minerals, fossils, botanical and ethnographical collections related to Paleo-Veneto.

Museo Storico Navale Ex Granai della Repubblica, Arsenale, 2148 Castello (ARSENALE boat stop) Phone 041.520.02.76
Relics of the Venetian Serenissima Republic era and of the Italian Navy. Miniature models, Arsenale shipyard remembrances, collection of uniforms and standards. Weekdays, 8.45am-1.30pm; Closed holidays and Sundays.

Museo Archeologico Piazza San Marco, 52 (S.MARCO boat stop) Phone 041.522.59.78
Greek-Roman, Egyptian and Assyrian-Babylonian antiquities. Cameos and precious stones.

Museo Orientale Ca' Pesaro (SAN STAE boat stop) Phone 041.524.11.73
Oriental art and culture: fabrics, clothing, armors, porcelains. Weekdays, weekends and holidays 9am-2pm. Closed on Mondays.

Museum of Querini Stampalia Scientific Foundation Castello, 4778 (Campo Santa Maria Formosa) (S.ZACCARIA boat stop) Phone
Residence-museum of the Querini-Stampalia family. Library, archive, gallery, furniture and household objects from the 16th century. Paintings by Bellini, Palma, Ricci, Tiepolo and Longhi. Gallery: Tuesdays, Wednesadys, Thursdays and Sundays, 10am-10pm and 3pm-6pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-1pm and 3pm-10pm. Closed on Mondays. Library: Weekdays, 4pm-11.30pm; Sat. 2.30pm-11.30pm; Sun., 3pm-7pm.

Palazzo Mocenigo San Stae, 1992 (S.STAE boat stop) Phone
Residence-museum of the Mocenigo family. 18th-century interiors: collection of dresses and accessories, fabrics, books and figurines in various period costumes. Museum: weekdays, 8.30am-1.30pm; closed Sundays.Center for the Study of History of Fabrics and Dresses Library: Tue. and Thu., 8.30am-1.30pm. Free.

Palazzo Cini S. Vio, (Accademia) Dorsoduro, 864 (ACCADEMIA boat stop) Phone 041.521.07.55
Vittorio Cini's residence-museum. Collection of 15th and 16th-century Tuscan and Ferrarese paintings, period furniture, and silver, ivory and ceramic objects. Open collection from September to November.

Palazzo Labia - Salone del Tiepolo S. Geremia, Cannaregio (FERROVIA boat stop) Phone 041.524.28.12
Tiepolo's frescos. Phone reservations required: Wed., Thu., Fri., 11-12am

Jewish Museum Cannaregio, 2902/b (S. MARCUOLA-GHETTO boat stop) Phone
Objects and works related to the religious and social Jewish life displayed in two 16th-century synagogues. Weekdays, weekends and holidays, 10am-5.30pm; closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Guided tours at synagogues (departing from Museum): 10.30am, 11.30, 12.30, 1.30pm, 2.30, 3.30, (Italian-English). Guided tours in other languages, by reservation

• • • in murano

Glass Museum/Museo Vetrario - Murano Fondamenta Giustinian (MUSEO boat stop in Murano island) Phone 041 73.95.86
Venetian glass art over the centuries. Weekdays, weekends and holidays, 10am-5pm; closed Wednesday.

• • • in burano

Lacemaking School/Scuola di Merletti - Burano Piazza Galuppi, Isola di Burano (BURANO boat stop in Burano island) Phone
Display and demo of the antique art of lacemaking. Weekdays, 10am-5pm; closed Tuesdays.

• • • in torcello

Museo dell'Estuario - Torcello Palazzo del Consiglio, Torcello (TORCELLO boat stop in Torcello island) Phone
Collection of Greek-Roman Antiquity, archeological finds from the estuary from the Paleo-Veneto and Etruscan periods. Weekdays and Sundays, 10.30-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm; closed Monday and holidays.

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