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Venice museums

venice museums

venice museums

Venice museums ,the second issue.
In a city of art par excellence, with many museums, churches and wonderful places, choose where to go is not easy.For those who come for the first time in Venice, it is obvious that the time is preciousness.To facilitate your choice, here you will find brief descriptions,schedules, prices of some museums of Venice.

The first part of this article is on address:



Accademia – Academy museum.
Founded in 1750 with educational purposes, it preserves the greatest masterpieces in the world,works of Venetian paintings ranging from 1300 to 1700.During the Austrian rule, in a period of continuous looting, the role of the Academy was critical to maintain in the lagoon, some of the works related to the Venetian tradition.
The museum contains works of the most famous masters like Bellini, Giorgione, Carpaccio , Titian and Tiepolo.


Mondays from 8.15 to 14.00 (last entry at 13:15)
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.15 to 19.15 (last admission 18.30)
Address: Campo della Carità, 1050, 30123 Venezia,
Phone: 041 520 0345
Ticket; info and prices for special exhibitions

museo storico navale

museo storico navale

Naval History Museum
A wonderful museum that tells the history of Italian and Venetian navy.
Surprising are the reconstructions of a trireme, a “galeazza” (a large galley, star of the victory over the Turks at Lepanto in 1571), Bucintoro( the vessel used by the Doge ceremony), gondolas, torpedoes guided by divers and other boats typically Venetian.

Museums, schedules,
Summer season (1/4> 31/10)
From Monday to Thursday 8:45 to 13:30 | Friday and Saturday 8:45 to 17:30
Sundays and holidays 10.00 – 17.30

Winter season (1.11> 3.31)
From Monday to Thursday 8:45 to 13:30 | Friday and Saturday 8:45 to 17:00
Sundays and holidays 10:00 to 17:00
Closed December 25, January 1, May 1
The ticket office closes half an hour before
Address: Riva S. Biasio Castello, 2148-30122 Venice

Tel. 041.2441.399

Other informations :

House of Carlo Goldoni

House of Carlo Goldoni

Museo Casa Goldoni
“House of Carlo Goldoni”, was built in the fifteenth century.Owned by the family Rizzi, the building was rented to Zentani or Centani, from which it took the future name, hosting also a flourishing artistic and literary Academy. Towards the end of 1600 settled there the grandfather of Carlo Goldoni, Carlo Alessandro, from Modena.Goldoni family remained in this house, where Charles was born Feb. 25, 1707, until 1719.
Tickets :

Palazzo Mocenigo
The museum displays a selection of rare pieces – textiles and costumes, including original state robes of the eighteenth century. The clothes and accessories on display, originating from Venice, are made of textured fabrics, often embellished with embroidery and lace.


Museums, schedules,

from 1 November to 31 March; 10:00 to 16:00                                                                  from April 1 to November 30, 10:00 to 17:00
Monday, 25 December, 1 January and 1 May-Closed

Ticket office closes half an hour before

Address: Santa Croce 1992, 30135 Venice

Phone: 041 721798

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Murano glass
vetro di muranoThe history of Murano Glass was borne in 1291 when it ruled that the glassworks in Venice, active probably already before the year one thousand, were transferred to Murano because the ovens of the laboratories were often responsible for the disastrous fires, which became particularly serious because the buildings were mostly wooden.

Address: Fondamenta Marco Giustinian, 8, 30141 Venice, Murano
Phone: 041 739586
Museums, schedules
from April 1 to October 31, 10:00 to 18:00

from 1 November to 31 March 10:00 to 17:00
Closed 25 December, 1 January and 1 May
Ticket office closes 30 minutes before

Other informations                                                         
Lace Museum Burano

merlettoThe Burano lace is one of the most renowned lace to world.The first evidence of the flowering of trade of Venetian lace from the late fifteenth century. But the end of the Venetian Republic (1797) coincided with the beginning of a slow crisis: the production of lace became an activity exclusively of few families, and the number of lace makers began to decline, to the risk of running out of this traditional production .

from 1 April to 31 October
10:00 to 18:00 (ticket office 10:00 to 17:30)

from 1 November to 31 March
10:00 to 17:00 (ticket office 10:00 to 16:30)
It closed on Monday, December 25, January 1 and May 1
Address: Piazza Galuppi, 187, 30142 Venice, Burano
Phone: 041 730034
Other informations:

Museum of Sacred Paintings  Byzantines

dipinto bizantinoDiocesan Museum of Sacred Art

Venetian schools

The institutions called schools were built in Venice in the Middle Ages. The patricians
adhered only to the most important schools for reasons of prestige, or to ensure the spiritual advantages that they procured.Citizens of low social class or with dubious activities were not accepted, as well as women, if not as members of the family of the brotherhood.

Some schools were built to bring together foreign workers present in Venice: Schiavoni (slave origins), Albanians, Bergamaschi (from Bergamo city). Other schools instead gathered groups of craftsmen in their profession.The most important were the schools of a religious character.
Great school of San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice

Great school of Carmini

Great school of San Rocco

The school of San Giorgio degli Schiavoni


chorusIn Venice there are more than 250 churches consecrated and deconsecrated.
Chorus, contributes to the conservation and enhancement of the churches of Venice, an immense wealth,and promotes knowledge through a museum tour that combines sixteen of the greatest examples of religious architecture of Venice.

Sixteen of the largest churches of Venice, visited with a single ticket, the Chorus Pass.

venice, a museum

An open-air museum, Venice, is among the most beautiful cities in the world and with its lagoon,is considered, World Heritage Site .
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThose who entering for the first time in Venice,are suddenly struck by the landscape of a city that seems a scene of a movie ,where everything is of another era, where time seems to have stopped two centuries ago.

Below you can read a brief description of the main museums of Venice, the prices and schedules.



ducal palace museum

ducal palace museum

Ducal Palace
Considered the grandest civic structure in Italy, dates from 1309. In 1577 a fire destroyed much of the building .For 400 years ,it was the most powerful place in Europe . The Ducal Palace has played three main roles: Doge’s residence, the place of government and courthouse.

Museum hours:

from 1 April to 31 October. 8:30 to 19:00 (admission allowed until 18:00)
from 1 November to 31 March 8:30 to 17:30 (admission allowed until 16.30)

Closed on 25 December and 1 January

Address: Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice; Phone: 041 271 5911
The Museum Pass: Palazzo Ducale and 10 other museums in Venice, is a combined entry to the Civic Museums (not included Palazzo Fortuny and Clock Tower). It
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St. Mark’s Basilica

basilica of Saint Mark

basilica of Saint Mark

A short story of the basilica of San Marco:

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Hours: Basilica: 9:45 to 17:00

Sundays and holidays: 14:00 to 17:00 (free admission) while the Museum of San Marco, Pala d’oro and Treasury is on payment.

Ticket office:

Bell tower:

The story of the collapse, in the year 1902:

With 98.6 meters high is one of the highest towers of Italia. This originally function was
of watch tower and lighthouse .In 1609 Galileo Galilei used the bell to make a demonstration of his telescope.

Winter  9:30 – 16:00veneziarosa

Summer  9:00 – 21:00

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Museo Civico Correr:

The museum offers several routes, a fascinating insight into the Art and History of Venice:
the Napoleonic Wing, a collection of works by the sculptor, Antonio Canova (1757-1822);

Then, the New Procuratie, designed by the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616). Here, in the large halls are illustrated various aspects of Venetian life.
Moreover, there are also collections of ancient art, with important masterpieces of Venetian art from its origins to the sixteenth century.

ca rezzonico

ca rezzonico

Museum Hours:

10:00 to 19:00 from April 1 to October 31,

10:00 to 17:00 from November 1 to March 31,

December 25 and January 1. Closed

Ticket office closes one hour before closing time.

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Address: Piazza San Marco, 52, Venice. Phone: 041 240 5211
Ca ‘D’oro

The name derives from the originally façade of the building ,who originally was covered with gold.This formed a complex polychrome, now disappeared, considered one of the finest examples of “Gothic flourished” stile of Venice. The gallery houses the works of art
collected by Giorgio Franchetti . The Italian State (1916) complete the collection with bronzes and sculptures on display, as well as numerous paintings by Venetian and Flemish artists.

Ca' d'Oro

Ca’ d’Oro

Opening Hours

Monday 8:15 – 14:00

From Tuesday to Sunday 8:15 – 19:15

Access to the Ca ‘d’Oro is allowed to a maximum of 30 people at a time. The reservation for groups is compulsory, the cost is € 1,50 per person for adults and € 7.00 for groups of students.

Telephone +39 041.5222349

Ticket office:

Address: Cannaregio, 3932, Venice 30121 Phone: 041 522 2349
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century. Is located in the former home of the American art collector,Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal in Venice.


Opening 10-18 daily

Closed Tuesdays and December 25
General information tel: 041.2405.411 fax: 041.520.6885

Ticket office:

Address: Dorsoduro, 701-704, 30123 Venice Phone: 041 240 5411

Jewish Museum of Venicemuseo ebraico Venezia

Feeling the need to organize the Jewish presence in Venice, the Government of the Republic, decided by decree ( March 29, 1516), that all the Jewish should live in the area where once were located foundries, “Geto” in Venetian. Also established that they must wear an identification mark ,and forced them to manage pawnshops at rates established by the Serenissima,as well as to submit to many other rules, in exchange for their freedom of religion and protection in case of war.

The museum is divided into two areas, the first dedicated to the cycle of Jewish holidays and the objects used in the liturgy, the second – set more didactically – tells the story of
Venetian Jews through images and objects.

Open 9:00 to 19:00 from June 1 to September 30,
9:00 to 17:30 from 1 October to 31 May
Museum, synagogues and cemetery are closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays, December 25, January 1 and May 1.

Ticket office:

Address: Sestiere Cannaregio, 2902 / b, Venice 30121, Phone: 041 715 359
Ca ‘Pesaro

The most important baroque palace in the city,made by the architect Baldassarre Longhena.From 1902 houses the modern art collection of the City of Venice; Eastern museum; sculpture collection.

Hours .

ca pesaro

ca pesaro

From 1 April to 31 October 10 to 18 (Ticket 10-17)

From 1 November to 31 March 10 to 17 (Ticket 10-16)

Closed Mondays and December 25, January 1 and May 1

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Address: Santa Croce, 2076, Venice 30135 Phone: 041 721 127
Ca ‘Rezzonico
At Ca ‘Rezzonico, in a splendid palace by Baldassarre Longhena, a rich Venetian residence houses a valuable collection of furniture and paintings of eighteenth-century Venice.

Museum Hours: April 1 to October 31, 10:00 to 18:00 (ticket office 10:00 to 17:00)

from 1 November to 31 March 10:00 to 17:00 (ticket office 10:00 to 16:00)

Closed Tuesday, December 25, January 1 and May 1

Address: Dorsoduro 3136 – Fondamenta Rezzonico, 30123, Venice, Dorsoduro

Tel .: Call center tel. 848082000 – abroad tel. (+39) 04142730892

If you have no money and you decide to make a short visit, look at the site;
What to do in Venice with less than 5 Euro.”


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