Museums in Venice – Romantic city Venice is home to a very rich culture and history. There are many museums and art galleries which tell us the stories of Venice. So here is the list of famous tourist places and museums in Venice that makes it a popular hot spot in entire Italy.
Top 6 Best Museums To Visit in Venice (Italy) With Complete Tour Guide –
1. Doges Palace –
Sitting adjacent to St. Marks Basilica, Doges Palace is one of the finest and renowned buildings on St. Mark’s Square. This highly decorated palace is simply breathtaking and looks over to Grand Canal. Made of white stone with diamond patterns on the walls, its front facade features a pleasing and attractive arched design.
Inside, the palace is just as impressive and there is a series of beautifully decorated rooms possessing original details, furniture and artwork which includes sculptures, paintings and frescoes located in different areas within Doge’s apartment, courtyard, Opera Museum, and loggias. We recommend you to purchase an advance ticket during summers. Guided Tours for this palace are also available for exploring both the exterior and interior in detail.
Doges Palace Timings –
- 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM from April to October
- 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM from November to March
2. Gallerie dell’Accademia –
Located opposite to Ponte dell’Accademia on the Grande Canal, this the museum has an immense collection of pre-19th-century artworks by artists such as Canaletto, Titian and Bellini.
Initially, it was a convent and later on converted into the museum in the 18th century. Renaissance art and iconic masterpieces are the main attraction of this beautiful museum. Possibly its best-known piece is the Vitruvian Man by Da Vinci which delivers the ideal proportions of man.
Gallerie dell Accademia Timings –
- 8:15 AM – 2:00 PM on Monday
- 8:15 AM – 7:15 PM from Tuesday to Sunday
3. Correr Museum –
Constructed on St. Mark’s Square, the Correr Museum focuses on the architecture, art and rich history of Venice. It is characterized by the neoclassical style typical of the Napoleonic and Habsburg times, a contrast to Doge’s Palace that testifies to the change in the city’s history, and It is an ideal place for art lovers and especially for those who want to explore the history of Venice. Visitors can explore old age Venice by visiting the halls, see the intricate Neo-classical rooms, and wander through the Imperial Apartments (where Princess Sissi stayed).
In the Neoclassical Rooms, you can discover Correr museum’s precious gem which is the Antonio Canova Collection housed, where there are preparatory sketches of his famous statues such as Love and Psyche, Venus Italica and Dancers and other magnificent sculptures such as marble groups such as Daedalus and Icarus.
Correr Museum Timings –
- 10:00 AM – 5.00 PM from 1 November to 31 March
- 10:00 AM – 7.00 PM from 1 April to 31 October
4. The Goldoni House –
One of the ninth various houses where Italy most prolific playwright Carlo Goldoni was lived. He was born in this house and lived until the age of 12. He was considered as the father of modern age comedy. Opened to the public in 1953 as a museum and library of theatre study.
It mainly contains the work of Venetian playwright and through memorabilia, paintings, furnishings, illustrations of Goldoni’s comedies and explanatory panels, the museum recalls the life and work of Carlo Goldoni and the context of theatre and society in the 18th century. The room in which a puppet theatre has been set up is the most interesting one.
The Goldoni House Timings –
- 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM from November to March
- 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM from April to October
- Closed on all Wednesdays, 25 December, 1 January and 1 May.
5. Peggy Guggenheim Collection –
Dedicated to Peggy Guggenheim, it is a modern art museum and among one of the famous museums in Venice. Peggy Guggenheim was an art collector and niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim. In 1948 she fell in love with Venice and moved her art collection there permanently.
Located on the Grand Canal, Today it is regarded as one of the most important and visited attractions of 20th-century museums in Italy.
Peggy Guggenheim Timings –
- 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM throughout the year
- Museum closed on all Tuesdays and 25 December
6. Murano Glass Museum –
Established in 1861 and based on the history of glass, the museum is located close to the " Museo" Vaporetto water bus stop on the island of Murano. Once this palace was the residence of the bishops of Torcello. In 1923, the Murano Glass Museum became part of the Venetian Civic Museums. The Glass Museum portrays the history of the island’s glass production from the beginning of Roman times.
Murano Glass Museum Timings –
- 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM from November to March
- 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM from 1 April to 31 October
How To Get Online Tickets –
If you want to visit all the above-mention museums in Venice then you have to book an online ticket in advance. To get an online ticket, please click on below-given link.