Venice beyond romanticism: its greatest museums
Venice is conventionally known for being the town of love and romanticism, the ideal destination for couples in love. However, Venice should be mostly remembered for the beauty and wealth of its artistic patrimony. Beside the presence of some of the most iconic buildings in the history of art and architecture of the entire world, Venice can count on a number of amazing museums, hosting art from all ages. Here are those you cannot miss.
Galleria dell'Accademia- The Accademy Gallery
The Galleria dell'Accademia in Venice is situated in the Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Carità, of which the church of Santa Maria and the monastery of Canonici Lateranensi are part.
The museum hosts the most important artistic works of Venetian artists. A rich collection of paintings include works from the 14th to the 18th centuries made by Bellini, Giorgione, Canaletto, Carpaccio, Veronese, Titian and Tiepolo and many other artists that have influenced European art.
Palazzo Ducale- Doge's Palace
Palazzo Ducale is the symbol of Venice where the Doge, the head of the judiciary power, used to live. Today this amazing structure hosts the Museo Civico di Palazzo Ducale. Situated exactly in Piazza San Marco, it includes a series of smaller museums. In the Doge's apartments there are paintings by Veronese, Titian and Tintoretto.
Peggy Guggenheim collection
This is one among the most important museums of modern art in Italy. Dedicated to the advancement of 20th century art, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is situated in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni where Peggy Guggenheim, a patron of the arts, lived. Works by Picasso, Pollock and many other famous name of modern art are on show all year round, and there are always exhibitions throughout the year that give the visitors the opportunity to admire other masterpieces.
Ca'Rezzonico takes its name from the patrician Rezzonico family. In this three-floor Baroque Palace there are paintings, furnishings, sculpture and some works by Tiepolo. It is known as the museum of 18th century because the works it hosts belong to this period.
Museo Civico Correr
The Museo Correr is named after the aristocrat Teodoro Correr and it is situated in Piazza San Marco. The museum hosts a vast collection of paintings, coins, classical antiquities and marble sculptures by Antonio Canova . Moreover, there also are drawings showing how Venice has changed in the course of the centuries.
Venice is, therefore, not only an exclusive destination for people in love, but it is also a place for all those who like history and art, that becomes even more likely to be apppreciated thanks to the amazing frame in which it is situated where the art of museums is juxtaposed to the art of monuments.
Each of these museums is really worth a visit and we recommend you have; thus, it could be convenient to buy a Venice museum pass which includes several options and possibilities of combining visits so that you can get the best of it and see as much as you can according to your idea of art.