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Museums in Venice, the musts for every visitor

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Last Updated on March 16, 2021 by Gaia Zol

Venice, the city of love and bridges. And the city filled with artistic patrimony.

Museums in Venice

And visitors can enjoy the heritage and beauty of the city. Of course, by visiting the museums in Venice. These are the ones you can’t miss.

Galleria dell’Accademia

The Galleria dell’Accademia is in the Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Carità. The architectural complex also includes the church of Santa Maria and the monastery of Canonici Lateranensi.

The museum hosts the most important artistic works of Venetian artists. It features a rich collection of paintings, from the 14th to the 18th centuries. Artists featured here include Bellini, Giorgione, Canaletto, Carpaccio, Veronese, Titian, and Tiepolo.

Palazzo Ducale

The Palazzo Ducale is the symbol of Venice. In fact, the Doge, the head of the judiciary power, lived here.

Nowadays, this amazing structure hosts the Museo Civico di Palazzo Ducale. Situated in Piazza San Marco, it includes a series of smaller museums. In the Doge’s apartments there are paintings by Veronese, Titian, and Tintoretto. It’s a must for the museums in Venice. Especially since it’s right in the historic heart of town.

The Peggy Guggenheim collection

This is one among the most important museums of modern art in Italy. Dedicated to the art of the 20th century, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is hosted in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni where Peggy Guggenheim, a patron of the arts, lived. Works by Picasso, Pollock and many other famous names of modern art are on show all year round, but of great interest are also the museum’s temporary exhibitions.

Ca’ Rezzonico

Ca’Rezzonico takes its name from the patrician Rezzonico family. In this three-floor baroque palace there are paintings, furnishings, sculptures of great artistic value and evenworks by Tiepolo. Ca’ Rezzonico is usually associated to the art of the 18th century, as the majority of its patrimony belong to that century.

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. Interesting is also the drawing collection showing how Venice has changed throughout the centuries.

​Each of these museums is really worth a visit and we recommend you do; 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.

Everyone knows it, but this brief list of some of Venice most beautiful museums truly shows there’s more to the city than being a romantic hotspot. History, art, architecture and – let’s never forget it – great food, are all reasons to visit Venice, even when you’re single!

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