Art and museums in Santa Croce
A day dedicated to Santa Croce, a district of Venice, the smallest city district, between museums and churches. You only need a map of Venice, the courtesy to ask the Venetians if the direction is the right one and a good pair of comfortable shoes.
The first stop that we propose is the Museum of Natural History, which is housed in the Fontego dei Turchi, place of business at the time of the Serenissima (Santa Croce 1730 to get there, take the ACTV line 1 and get off at San Stae ). Today it houses the Museum of Natural History and its rich collections that get children crazy. The opening to the public from June 1 to October 31, from 10am to 6pm (ticket office 10am-5pm), from 1 November to 31 May from Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (ticket 9am-4pm) , on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm (ticket office 10am-5pm). Closed on Mondays .
A few minutes away, lovers of contemporary art can visit Ca ‘ Pesaro (Santa Croce 2076), a beautiful Baroque palace designed by Longhena, now home to the International Gallery of Modern Art. The museum displays unique pieces: works by Morandi, De Chirico , Carrà well as Kandinsky, Miro, Klimt, Chagall, Kandinsky , Klee and Moore, just to name a few. The third floor houses the Museum of Oriental Art , which is open from 1 April to 31 October from 10am to 8pm (ticket office 10-5pm ) and from 1 November to 31 March from 10am to 5pm (ticket office 10am-4pm) .
Back in the small field disembark on line 1, taking the salizzada, stop to visit the Museum Mocenigo, Center for Studies in the History of Textiles and Costume. Here you will find clothing, original furnishings , accessories of the eighteenth century, but also objects related to the history of perfumes and essences, and a library that boasts 1,300 figures. For information www.visitmuve.it .
Take a stroll among the various lanes and will arrive in Campo San Giacomo dall’Orio, one of the most loved by Venetians. Here you will see the children play undisturbed, while the mothers and the elderly are resting on a bench in the shade. In this field, in the summer months, residents organize a festival of beautiful and evocative evening of Argentine tango .
Revenue in the Church, one of the oldest in Venice. In it, there are works by Lorenzo Lotto and Jacopo Palma il Giovane, while the ceiling is decorated by Paolo Veronese. The Church of San Giacomo dall’Orio is part of the circuit Chorus: entrance costs 3 Euros . The advice is to buy a pass that grants access to all the churches for a fee. The visit is from Monday to Saturday from 10 to 5pm (closing ticket to 4.45pm ) .
From here you reach the two churches of San Simeon Piccolo and Grande: the curiosity is that one called San Simeon Piccolo is actually the most impressive and vice versa.
The Church of St. Simeon the Prophet , called San Simoen Grande to distinguish it from the nearby Church of the Church of Saints Simon and Jude, is located in Santa Croce 919. Inside you will find works by Jacopo Palma the Younger and , above all, a painting by Jacopo Tintoretto depicting The Last Supper.
Before you take your tour, stop off in the nearby tea rooms Caffè Orientale (Rio Marin , Santa Croce 888), a relaxing environment that prepares any vegetarian dishes of Tuscan origin, but also many different varieties of teas and tea and delicious cakes house. For information +39.041.5201789 .
Head to the station and the Grand Canal you will find the Church of St. Simon and Judas , called San Simeon Piccolo. A circular plan , the building is the only catacombs of Venice : in fact, in the basement there is a large octagonal crypt from which there are four corridors leading to the burial chambers .
Leaving the church behind you, you can continue towards Piazzale Roma and take the bridge of Papadopoli close to the park . Stop and visit the Church of St. Nicholas of Tolentino said the Tolentini. Inside are paintings by Jacopo Palma il Giovane and Padovanino. Also, here are some Doges of Venice buried. The church is open on Tuesdays and Sundays from 7am to 12 and from 4 to 7pm.
In Campo dei Tolentini a mandary stop is the micro Bacareto by Lele . It is a mini tavern that churns out hundreds of small sandwiches at 90 cents each. Good ones with the Venetian and suppressed with roast pork .
For your lunch, or dinner , you should eat in a tavern delicious: La Zucca, in Calle del Tintor at the foot of the bridge of San Giacomo Dall’Orio (Santa Croce 1762 ). The tavern is open from Monday to Saturday from 12.30 to 2:30 pm and from 7 to 10.30pm . Having a few places available is best to book a few days before the number 041.5241570 .