Museums & Galleries Tour, Venice

Museums & Galleries Tour, Venice
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The whole of Venice is a museum of art, of beauty, of architecture, of great food and laces, of life and history. Such a wonderful, extraordinary and unique city deserves a deeper breathing of its air. We offer you a little tour to explore by foot the beauty called Venice - the city of the arts and love.

Museums & Galleries Tour - Route Map

Guide Name: Museums & Galleries Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Venice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: nicole
Scuola Grande Di San Rocco

1) Scuola Grande Di San Rocco

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a building in Venice, northern Italy. The Scuola di San Rocco ("Confraternity of St. Roch", protector against plague, which had struck Venice in that century) was established in 1478 by a group of wealthy Venetian citizens, next to the church of San Rocco, from which it takes its name. In 1564 the painter Tintoretto was commissioned to provide paintings for the Scuola, and his most renowned works are to be found in the Sala dell'Albergo and the...   view more
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Ca' Rezzonico – Museum of 18th-century Venice

2) Ca' Rezzonico – Museum of 18th-century Venice

Ca' Rezzonico is a palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice. It was designed, in the late 17th century, by the greatest architect of the times - Batlthasar Longen. The building took lots of years to complete, and it was not finished until 1745 by the architect Giorgio Massari, who had been brought in to oversee the completion of the project by the new owners - the Rezzonico Family.

Numerous paintings by such artists as Pietro Longhi, Francesco Guardi and Giandomenico Tiepolo can be found in...   view more
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Accademia Galleries

3) Accademia Galleries

Gallerie dell' Accademia was founded primarily as an art school in 1750. It had the most famous art teachers of the time from all over Italy. With time it came to house a host of paintings by well-known Venetian and Italian artists. Here are presented several works of Titian, including his last work "Pieta". The painting was finished after his death by Jacopo Palma il Giovane.

The greatest names of Italian art such as: Bellini, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto, Titian,...   view more
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

4) Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a small museum on the Grand Canal in Venice. It is one of several museums of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Containing principally the personal art collection of Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979), a former wife of artist Max Ernst and a niece of mining magnate Solomon R. Guggenheim, this museum houses a somewhat smaller and more idiosyncratic collection than the other Guggenheim Foundation museums. However, the works on display include those of prominent...   view more
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Palazzo Grassi

5) Palazzo Grassi

Palazzo Grassi (also known as the Palazzo Grassi-Stucky) is an edifice in the Venetian Classical style located on the Grand Canal of Venice. It was designed by Giorgio Massari, and the building was completed between 1748 and 1772. The latecomer among the palaces on the Grand Canal of Venice, Palazzo Grassi has an academic classical style that is in contrast to the surrounding Byzantine Romanesque and Baroque Venetian palazzi. It has a formal palace façade, constructed in white marble, and...   view more
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Correr Museum

6) Correr Museum

The Museo Correr is a museum in Venice. Located in St. Mark's Square, it is one of the 11 civic museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. The museum extends along the south side of the square on the upper floors of the Procuratorie Nuove. With its rich and varied collections, the Museo Correr covers both the art and history of Venice. It originated with the collection bequeathed to the city of Venice in 1830 by Teodoro Correr. A member of a traditional Venetian family, Correr...   view more
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Museo Archeologico

7) Museo Archeologico

In 1523 Cardinal Domenico Grimani offered the City of Venice a very important collection of sculptures and antique art pieces, some of which came from ancient Greece, Egypt and Assyria-Babylon. Nowadays, the museum contains bronze sculptures, potteries, jewels and coins. A wonderful lesson in art and history for all - children, students, elders.

The Archaeological Museum is part of the museum complex in Piazza San Marco, thus it has same location and can be visited with single ticket, which...   view more
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Procuratie Nuove

8) Procuratie Nuove

The Procuratie (literally, "procuracies") are three connected buildings on St Mark's Square in Venice. They are also connected to St Mark's Clocktower. They are historic buildings over arcades, the last of them completed, to finish off the square, under Napoleon's occupation. Procuratie Nuove are the continuation of the compositional scheme of the Sansovino Library, and define the south side of the Piazza San Marco. The Procuratie Nuove, on the south side of the Square...   view more
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