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

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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
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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.