The must-see museums in Venice

  • Museo Civico Correr

    Museo Civico Correr

  • Palazzo Ducale

    Palazzo Ducale

  • Galleria dell’Accademia

    Galleria dell’Accademia

  • Ca’ Rezzonico Museo del Settecento Veneziano

    Ca’ Rezzonico Museo del Settecento Veneziano

  • Museo Peggy Guggenheim

    Museo Peggy Guggenheim

  • Ca’ Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna

    Ca’ Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna

  • Ca’ d’Oro Galleria Franchetti

    Ca’ d’Oro Galleria Franchetti

  • Museo Fortuny

    Museo Fortuny

  • Punta della Dogana

    Punta della Dogana

Venice has many of the world’s most important museums, housing collections of great artistic and historical value. Here is our top-ten list!

Museums of Piazza San Marco

The museums are all located in Venice’s most famous squarePiazza San Marco: Palazzo Ducale, the Civic Correr Museum, the National Archaeological Museum and the monumental halls of the National Marciana Library.

Accademia Gallery

The museum houses an extraordinary collection of Venetian and Veneto paintings, such as Bellini, Carpaccio, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto and Tiziano, to Giambattista Tiepolo and Canaletto.

Ca’ Rezzonico Museum of Eighteenth-Century Venice

Owing to its extraordinarily rich collections, Ca’ Rezzonico, overlooking the Grand Canal, is a not-to-be-missed museum. The most spectacular feature is the ballroom, extending the whole width of the building. 

Peggy Guggenheim Museum

It features masterworks by early twentieth-century European and American artists: Pollock, Picasso, Kandinsky, Duchamp.

Ca’ Pesaro

This baroque-style building houses the International Gallery of Modern Art, which contains, in addition to twentieth-century masterpieces.

Franchetti Gallery

It is housed in one of Venice’s most famous Gothic-style buildings giving onto the Grand CanalCa’ d’Oro. 

Punta della Dogana

It is one of the Pinault Foundation museums and the permanent home of this immense contemporary art collection

Ca’ Giustinian

A magnificent Gothic-style building, the headquarters of the Venice Biennale. 

Fortuny Museum

A wonderful Venetian Gothic-style building which its illustrious owner, Mariano Fortuny, converted into his own photography, stage-design, textile-design and painting atelier.  

 

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