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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection The 18th century Palazzo Venier dei Leoni was intended as a four-storey palace, but it never rose above the ground floor. Hence, its nickname, Il Palazzo Non Finito (The Unfinished Palace). In 1949 the building was bought as a home by the American millionairess Peggy Guggenheim, a collector, dealer and patron of the arts. A high-spirited woman, she befriended a...
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Museo Civico Correr

Museo Civico Correr
  Museo Civico Correr (Correr Museum) The Museo Correr, overlooking the Piazza di San Marco, traces the history of the city of Venice. The building was erected between 1806-1814 during the Napoleonic era, when Venice was part of the Kingdom of Italy (1806-1814) and the stepson of Napoleon, Eugene de Beauharnais, was Viceroy. It took its name from Teodoro Correr (1750-1830), a passionate ar...
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Jewish Ghetto and Museum

Jewish Ghetto and Museum
Jewish Ghetto and Museum In 1516 the Council of Ten agreed that all Jews in Venice should be contained in a small section of Cannaregio. The quarter was cut off by wide canals, and the two watergates were manned by Christian guards. The Ghetto was named after a cannon foundry, geto, meaning casting in Venetian, that occupied the site before being moved inside the Arsenal. The name was subsequ...
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Gallerie dell’ Accademia

Gallerie dell’ Accademia
Gallerie dell’ Accademia The Accademia Gallery or Gallerie dell’ Accademia, is the Art Museum of Venice. It has one of the world’s greatest and largest collections of masterpieces of Venetian paintings in existence up to the 18th century and is housed in three former religious buildings. It was founded in 1784 by the grand duke Pietro Leopoldo. In 1807, Napoleon moved the Academy to i...
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Doge’s Palace

Doge’s Palace
The Palazzo Ducale started life in the 9th century as a fortified castle, but this and several subsequent buildings on the site were destroyed by a series of fires. The existing palace owes its external appearance to the building work of the 14th and early -15th centuries.
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Scala Contarini del Bovolo

Scala Contarini del Bovolo
The original structure was designed by Giovanni Candi in 1499. The main attraction of this palace is an elegant spiral staircase with a plethora of arches. The family hired a second architect, Giorgio Spavento, to add the staircase to the original structure. The spiral is often compared to the snail’s shell (bovolo) and hence the palace got its name as “snail house”.
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Museo di Storia Naturale

Museo di Storia Naturale
Venice’s Natural History Museum is housed in the old Fondaco dei Turchi or the Turks’ Warehouse and Commercial Legacy. This heritage building is one of the oldest buildings in Venice. In the early part of the thirteenth century, Giacomo Palmieri, a rich nobleman from Pesaro sought refuge in Venice and built this building in 1225 for his personal use.
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Museo Archeologico

Museo Archeologico
Museo Archeologico Housed in rooms, in both the Libreria Sansoviniana and the Procuratie Nuove, the museum provides a quiet retreat from the bustle of San Marco. The collection owes its existence to the generosity of Domenico Grimani, son of Doge Antonio Grimani, who gave all of his Greek, Roman and earlier sculptures, together with his library, to the State in 1523.
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Ca’ Mocenigo

Ca’ Mocenigo
From the 17th century, this palace was the residence of the San Stae branch of the Mocenigo family. The Mocenigo family is one of the oldest, greatest and most important of all Venetian families. They produced seven doges between 1414 and 1778. There were various branches of the family, one of which resided in this handsome 17th century mansion.
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Museo della Fondazione Querini Stampalia

Museo della Fondazione Querini Stampalia
Museo della Fondazione Querini Stampalia The Fondazione Querini Stampalia was founded in the 19th century by the aristocrat Giovanni Querini, who gave his palazzo, art collection and considerable funds to the city. His will specified that the money was to be used to open a reading room and library to promote ‘evening assemblies’. The Foundation has kept the faith in every way, and the Ren...
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Ca’ Pesaro Gallery of Modern Art

Ca’ Pesaro Gallery of Modern Art
It took 58 years to complete this magnificent Baroque palace. Built for the Pesaro family, it was the masterpiece of Baldassare Longhena, who worked on it until his death in 1682. Antonio Gaspar then took over Longhena’s design, eventually completing the structure in 1710.
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Museo Orientale

Museo Orientale
Museo Orientale The collection was gathered by the prince Enrico di Borbone-Parma, count of Bardi, during a round-the-World trip between 1887 and 1889. It is a comprehensive collection of paintings, porcelains, idols, lacquers, textiles and costumes, papers, screenings, jades, ivories, weapons and armours from China, Japan, Thailand and Cambodia. The collection of Japanese art from the Edo Per...
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Museo Storico Navale

Museo Storico Navale
The collection has been housed in an old warehouse on the waterfront since 1958, and now traces Venetian and Italian naval history to the present day
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Palazzo Cini

Palazzo Cini
Palazzo Cini The Palazzo Cini belonged to Count Vittorio Cini (1884-1977), a collector and patron of the arts. Between 1951 and 1956 he restored San Giorgio Maggiore and created the Cini Foundation as a memorial to his son who was killed in an air crash in 1949. The collection displayed here includes china, ivories, books, illuminated manuscripts, miniatures, porcelain and furniture. But the ...
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Ca’ d’Oro

Ca’ d’Oro
Ca' d'Oro, correctly called Palazzo Santa Sofia, is one of the oldest, most beautiful palaces, and a great showpiece of the Grand Canal in Venice. It is known as Ca' d'Oro, meaning golden house, due to the gilt and polychrome external decorations which once adorned its walls. It is the finest example of Venetian Gothic architecture in the city. The façade, with its finely carved windows, oriental pinnacles and exotic marble, has an unmistakable flavour of the East.
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Ca’ Rezzonico

Ca’ Rezzonico
This richly furnished Baroque palace is one of the most splendid in Venice. It is also one of the few palazzi in the city that opens its doors to the public. Since 1934 it has housed the Museum of 18th century Venice, its rooms furnished with frescoes, paintings, and period pieces from other local palaces or museums.
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Museo Fortuny

Museo Fortuny
Museo Fortuny Known principally for his fantastic pleated silk dresses, Fortuny was also a painter, sculptor, set designer, photographer and scientist. One of his inventions was the Fortuny Dome, used in theatre performances to create the illusion of sky. Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, or Don Mariano as he liked to be called, was born in 1871 in Granada, and moved to Venice in 1889. In the early ...
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Murano's Glass Museum

Murano's Glass Museum
Murano glass is known worldwide for its fine glass craftsmanship. The Murano Glass Museum, located on the island of Murano in the Venice lagoon, is a small museum, but exhibits all the various types of glass that have been crafted there through the centuries. A tour will also show you how glass is made and the different methods used.
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Lace Museum

Lace Museum
The Lace Museum was opened in 1981, in the old Lace-School of Burano on the island of Burano, north of Venice. The old school was turned into a museum to showcase the history of lace-making in Burano, the patterns, documents and drawings. You can even see traditional lace-makers at work, and they occasionally host lace-making workshops for people to learn the trade.
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