The cultural heritage in the museums of Venice
Venetian Museums are the jewel box that guards the complex and unique cultural heritage of Venice. All visitors will find here something interesting, as the areas covered by the museums range from Art to Natural Sciences, from Archaeology to Fashion.
Twelve of the Venetian museums are managed by the Fondazione Musei Civici of Venice, a city’s public foundation.
These are the Doge’s Palace, the Correr Museum, the Marciana Library, the National Archaeological Museum of Venice, Ca’ Rezzonico Museum, Goldoni House, Palazzo Mocenigo Museum, Ca’ Pesaro Museum (Modern Art and Oriental Art), Murano Glass Museum, the Lace Museum and the Venice Natural History Museum. People interested in visiting Venetian Museums will therefore find a convenient solution the purchase of the Museum Pass, that grants access to all of them.
A comprehensive ticket is also available for Venetian museums of Saint Mark’s square.
Accademia Gallery of Venice, the most important picture gallery of the town, provides visitors with an overview on Venetian painting, from Middle Age to XVIII century. Masterpieces by the main…
Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation
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Ca’ d’Oro Museum
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Ca’ Pesaro museum
Ca' Pesaro museum in Venice was founded in 1897, as the city's collection of modern art (in the year of the second edition of the Biennale of Art); since 1902,…
Ca’ Rezzonico museum
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