One of the best ways to get to know a city and its history is by visiting its museums. Venice is no exception. Offering a wide variety of art, architecture, and historical artifacts from over a span of time periods, the museums of Venice are bursting with secrets of its past and features of its present. Here are 7 museums in Venice that you should not miss.
1 Palazzo Ducale
Also called the Doge’s Palace, this palace includes a number of smaller museums that feature stunning Gothic architecture, elegantly furnished apartments, historical prisons, and paintings by artists such as Tintoretto, Veronese, and Titian.
This Baroque palace hosts a large collection of art from the 18th century including sculptures, paintings, and decorations. Some of its best features include a grand staircase and collections of artwork from Giambattista Tiepolo and 18th century Venetian artists.
3 Museo Civico Correr Museum
Filled with art, antiques, and artifacts that tell the story of Venice’s civic history, this museum is a great way to get to know the city. Antonio Canova’s impressive marble statues as well as a collection of artwork featuring the cityscape of Venice make this museum unique.
4 Galleria dell’Accademia Museum
This museum features striking art originating from Venice itself from artists such as Tiepolo, Titian, Paolo Veneziano, Giorgione, and Giovanni Bellini.
5 Peggy Guggenheim Collection
A valuable and extensive collection of modern art, this collection boasts of the work from artists including Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, and Jackson Pollock.
6 Punta della Dogana Museum
Featuring contemporary art from the François-Henri Pinault collection, this museum exhibits a modern twist and is unique from the more historical museums.
7 The jewel of Venice Basilica di San Marco
Although not technically a museum, this stunning church showcases beautiful Byzantine architecture along with impressive paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and other decorative elements.
By paying a visit to these museums, you can gain an even greater appreciation for the city of Venice and all it has to offer. ~ Kalina Davis
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