The must-see museums in Venice
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 square, Piazza San Marco: Palazzo Ducale, the Civic Correr Museum, the National Archaeological Museum and the monumental halls of the National Marciana Library.
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.
This baroque-style building houses the International Gallery of Modern Art, which contains, in addition to twentieth-century masterpieces.
It is housed in one of Venice’s most famous Gothic-style buildings giving onto the Grand Canal, Ca’ d’Oro.
Punta della Dogana
It is one of the Pinault Foundation museums and the permanent home of this immense contemporary art collection.
A magnificent Gothic-style building, the headquarters of the Venice Biennale.
A wonderful Venetian Gothic-style building which its illustrious owner, Mariano Fortuny, converted into his own photography, stage-design, textile-design and painting atelier.