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Ca’ Pe­sa­ro-In­ter­na­tio­nal Gal­le­ry of Mo­dern Art

Hosts im­por­tant 19th and 20th cen­tu­ry col­lec­tions of pain­tings and sculp­tu­res, in­clu­ding ma­ster­pie­ces by Klimt and Cha­gall as well as no­tewor­thy oeu­vres by the li­kes of Kan­din­sky, Klee, Ma­tis­se and Moo­re. Other hi­ghlights in­clu­de a ri­ch se­lec­tion of works by Italian ar­tists and an im­por­tant se­lec­tion of gra­phics. Clo­sed on Mon, 25 De­cem­ber and 1 Ja­nua­ry. Full pri­ce tic­ket €10.­pe­sa­­sit­mu­ San­ta Cro­ce 2076. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (San Stae stop). Map E3

Ca’ Rez­zo­ni­co-Mu­seum of Eighteen­th Cen­tu­ry Ve­ne­tian Art

The lar­ge stair­ca­se of this ma­gni­fi­cent pa­laz­zo leads to se­ve­ral ele­gant rooms hou­sing pain­tings, sculp­tu­res and 18th cen­tu­ry fur­ni­shings (fir­st floor): the ‘Por­te­go dei di­pin­ti' fea­tu­ring can­va­ses by Ca­na­let­to, a room de­di­ca­ted to Lon­ghi and the fre­scoes pain­ted by Gian­do­me­ni­co Tie­po­lo de­ta­ched from the walls of Vil­la Zia­ni­go (se­cond floor); the rooms of the Far­ma­cia Ai do San Mar­chi and the ex­qui­si­te Pi­na­co­te­ca Egi­dio Mar­ti­ni (third floor). Al­ter­na­te­ly, the Bro­w­ning Mez­za­ni­ne hou­ses the works of the Me­stro­vi­ch Col­lec­tion, in­clu­ding works by ar­tists li­ke Tin­to­ret­to and Bo­ni­fa­cio de' Pi­ta­ti. Clo­sed on Tues, 25 De­cem­ber and 1 Ja­nua­ry. Full pri­ce tic­ket €10.­rez­zo­ni­co. vi­sit­mu­ Dor­so­du­ro 3136 (Fon­da­men­ta Rez­zo­ni­co). T: 041 2410100. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Ca' Rez­zo­ni­co stop). Map D5

Fon­da­zio­ne Ci­ni-San Gior­gio Mag­gio­re

Set again­st the ma­gni­fi­cent bac­k­drop of the Ba­sin of St Mark, the Foun­da­tion was esta­bli­shed in 1951 by Count Vit­to­rio Ci­ni to re­sto­re the Island of San Gior­gio Mag­gio­re and to crea­te an in­ter­na­tio­nal cen­tre of cul­tu­ral ac­ti­vi­ties. The Foun­da­tion is hou­sed in the mo­nu­men­tal com­plex of the for­mer Be­ne­dic­ti­ne Mo­na­ste­ry of San Gior­gio Mag­gio­re, a place of ine­sti­ma­ble ar­chi­tec­tu­ral and ar­ti­stic pre­sti­ge, thanks to works by se­ve­ral of Ita­ly's grea­te­st 16th and 17th cen­tu­ry ma­sters. En­lar­ged in the 16th cen­tu­ry by An­drea Pal­la­dio,

who al­so de­si­gned its re­fec­to­ry, the chur­ch of San Gior­gio Mag­gio­re and the Cloi­ster of Cy­pres­ses, in ad­di­tion to nu­me­rous other trea­su­res, the com­plex hosts an im­pres­si­ve col­lec­tion of pain­tings by Ja­co­po Tin­to­ret­to, as well as se­ve­ral 16th and 17th cen­tu­ry works of arts. Gui­ded tours in Italian, En­gli­sh and Fren­ch on Sa­tur­days and Sun­days. For in­for­ma­tion and boo­king T: 041 2201215. Full pri­ce tic­ket €10.­ Iso­la di San Gior­gio Mag­gio­re. T: 041 2710280. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (Iso­la di San Gior­gio stop). Map G6

Gal­le­rie dell'Ac­ca­de­mia di Ve­ne­zia

VE­NE­TIAN MU­SEUM HUB Fol­lo­wing a Na­po­leo­nic de­cree, the Gal­le­rie dell'Ac­ca­de­mia we­re in­sti­tu­ted as an educational ad­junct to the Aca­de­my of Fi­ne Arts. They ho­st the mo­st im­por­tant col­lec­tion of Ve­ne­tian and Ve­ne­to art­works da­ted bet­ween the 14th and 18th cen­tu­ries. He­re you can ad­mi­re ma­ster­pie­ces by Gio­van­ni Bel­li­ni, Gior­gio­ne, Car­pac­cio, Ti­tian, Tin­to­ret­to, Ve­ro­ne­se and Tie­po­lo, and works by se­ve­ral im­por­tant land­sca­pe ar­tists in­clu­ding Ca­na­let­to, Bel­lot­to and Guar­di. The mo­nu­men­tal com­plex ho­sting the­se works oc­cu­pies the an­cient chur­ch of San­ta Ma­ria del­la Ca­ri­tà, the Scuo­la Gran­de del­la Ca­ri­tà and the Ca­no­ni­ci La­te­ra­nen­si con­vent com­plex de­si­gned by An­drea Pal­la­dio in 1561. Open Mon 8.15am-2pm; Tues-Sun 8.15am-7.15pm. Full tic­ket pri­ce: €9. Tic­ket pri­cing may va­ry du­ring tem­po­ra­ry ex­hi­bi­tions. www. gal­le­rieac­ca­de­ Dor­so­du­ro 1050 (Cam­po del­la Ca­ri­tà). T: 041 5222247. Va­po­ret­to li­nes 1, 2 (Ac­ca­de­mia stop). Map D5 Mu­seo Cor­rer The mu­seum is lo­ca­ted in the old Royal Pa­la­ce in St. Mark's Squa­re and in­clu­des the Na­po­leo­nic Wing and the Pro­cu­ra­tie Nuo­ve. Built to hou­se Teodoro Cor­rer's col­lec­tion, it fea­tu­res se­ve­ral ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces de­di­ca­ted to the art and hi­sto­ry of Ve­ni­ce. The­se in­clu­de the neo-clas­si­cal rooms hou­sing sculp­tu­res by Antonio Ca­no­va, hi­sto­ric col­lec­tions de­scri­bing the chan­ging ci­ty­sca­pe of Ve­ni­ce and, fi­nal­ly, the pi­na­co­te­ca, boa­sting im­por­tant ma­ster­pie­ces of Ve­ne­tian art from its ori­gins to the 16th cen­tu­ry. Open dai­ly. www. cor­­sit­mu­ San Mar­co 52 (piaz­za San Mar­co). T: 041 2405211. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Val­la­res­so stop or, San Zac­ca­ria stop), 2 (Giar­di­net­ti stop), 5.1 - 4.1 (San Zac­ca­ria stop). Map F4 Mu­seo del Mer­let­to (La­ce Mu­seum) Lo­ca­ted in Burano, the mu­seum is hou­sed in a small buil­ding, for­mer­ly ho­me to Ve­ni­ce's fa­mous La­ce School. Boa­sting mo­re than two-hun­dred ra­re, pri­ce­less pie­ces, the ex­hi­bi­tion chro­ni­cles the evo­lu­tion of the art of la­ce-ma­king in Ve­ni­ce from the 16th to 20th cen­tu­ries. Clo­sed on Mon, 25 De­cem­ber and 1 Ja­nua­ry. Full pri­ce tic­ket €5. Joint tic­ket for the Glass Mu­seum and the La­ce Mu­seum €12.­seo­mer­let­­sit­mu­ Piaz­za Ga­lup­pi 187, Burano. T: 041 730034. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 4.1, 4.2, 5.2 (Fon­da­men­ta No­ve stop), and then li­ne 12 (Burano stop). Off Map Mu­seo del Ve­tro (Glass Mu­seum) Hou­sed in the ari­sto­cra­tic pa­laz­zo Giu­sti­nian, on the island of Mu­ra­no, the col­lec­tions ex­hi­bi­ted at the mu­seum are ar­ran­ged in chro­no­lo­gi­cal or­der: in ad­di­tion to the ar­chaeo­lo­gi­cal sec­tion fea­tu­ring Ro­man re­mains from the 1st and 2nd cen­tu­ries A.D., you can al­so find an ex­ten­si­ve ran­ge of hi­sto­ri­cal ob­jet d'art ma­de from Mu­ra­no glass, in­clu­ding im­por­tant pie­ces pro­du­ced bet­ween the 15th and 20th cen­tu­ries. Open dai­ly. Full pri­ce tic­ket €10. Joint tic­ket for the Glass Mu­seum + La­ce Mu­seum €12.­seo­ve­­sit­mu­ Fon­da­men­ta Giu­sti­nian, 8. Mu­ra­no. T: 041 5274718. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 4.1, 4.2 (Mu­seo Mu­ra­no stop).

Off Map Mu­seo di San Mar­co The iti­ne­ra­ry that you'll follow in­si­de the mu­seum, will ta­ke you from the hi­sto­ric area abo­ve the atrium-nar­thex of the Ba­si­li­ca and the for­mer Ban­que­ting Hall of the Do­ges, through the th­ree ex­ten­si­ve the­mes that are a part of the he­ri­ta­ge of St. Mark's Ba­si­li­ca: Mo­saics, Tex­ti­les, the Qua­dri­ga and the An­ti­co. Par­ti­cu­lar­ly no­tewor­thy, among­st its re­lics and art­works, are the fa­mous gil­ded bron­ze hor­ses of St. Marks and the Ba­si­li­ca's an­cient frag­men­ts of mo­saics, pre­ser­ved in spe­cial con­tai­ners kno­wn as ‘cas­si­ne'. The tour of the mu­seum ta­kes vi­si­tors through va­rious areas of the Ba­si­li­ca, we the­re­fo­re sug­ge­st wea­ring at­ti­re that is re­spect­ful of the re­li­gious na­tu­re of the Ba­si­li­ca. Open dai­ly 9.45am-4.45pm. Clo­sed on Mon, 25 De­cem­ber and 1 Ja­nua­ry. Full pri­ce tic­ket €5. www. mu­seo­san­mar­ San Mar­co 328 (Pro­cu­ra­to­ria di San Mar­co). T: 041 2708311. Va­po­ret­to li­nee 1 (Val­la­res­so stop or San Zac­ca­ria stop), 2 (Giar­di­net­ti stop), 5.1 o 4.1 (San Zac­ca­ria stop). Map F4

Mu­seo Ebrai­co di Ve­ne­zia

JEWI­SH MU­SEUM This a ‘di­sper­sed mu­seum'; a hi­ghly unu­sual ur­ban com­plex that in­clu­des the mu­seum itself, the Ghet­to, sy­na­go­gues and an an­cient ce­me­te­ry. It con­tains a small but pre­cious col­lec­tion of ar­ti­fac­ts re­la­ted to the long hi­sto­ry of the Jews in Ve­ni­ce. Thanks to gui­ded tours

(in Italian and En­gli­sh), you can vi­sit th­ree of the area's five hi­sto­ric sy­na­go­gues, lo­ca­ted bet­ween the Ghet­to Vec­chio (Old Ghet­to) and the Ghet­to Nuo­vo (New Ghet­to), and the Old Ce­me­te­ry (16th-18th cen­tu­ry) in San Ni­co­lò del Li­do. Fi­nal­ly, to com­me­mo­ra­te the tra­ge­dy of the Se­cond World War, the­re is a bron­ze re­lief Ho­lo­cau­st Me­mo­rial in the Cam­po del Ghet­to Nuo­vo. Full pri­ce tic­ket €4; Jewi­sh Mu­seum + gui­ded tour of the sy­na­go­gues : full pri­ce tic­ket €10.­seoe­brai­ Can­na­re­gio 2902\b. T: 041 71535. Va­po­ret­to li­nes 1-2 (San Mar­cuo­la-Ghet­to stop), li­nes 41-42-51-52 (Pon­te del­le Gu­glie-Ghet­to stop). Map D2 Mu­seo Sto­ri­co Na­va­le del­la Ma­ri­na Mi­li­ta­re The Hi­sto­ric Na­val Mu­seum, the mo­st im­por­tant of its kind in Ita­ly, is ow­ned by the Italian Na­vy and is

de­vo­ted to Ve­ni­ce's sea­fa­ring hi­sto­ry. In ad­di­tion to the main buil­ding, who­se ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces span 42 rooms and five floors, the ‘Pa­di­glio­ne del­le Na­vi' (Ships Pa­vi­lion), lo­ca­ted in the Ar­se­na­le's old ‘Oars Work­shop', is al­so a part of the mu­seum. Built in the mid-16th cen­tu­ry as a work­shop to build and sto­re oars, sin­ce 1980 it has hou­sed an im­pres­si­ve col­lec­tion of hi­sto­ri­cal ves­sels, and is an ex­ten­sion of the main mu­seum's hea­d­quar­ters. Ca­stel­lo 2148, Ri­va San Bia­sio. T: 041 2441399. Pa­di­glio­ne del­le Na­vi.­ri­na.di­fe­ Ca­stel­lo 2162/c (Rio del­la Ta­na). T: 041 2711411. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1, 4.1, 4.2 (Ar­se­na­le stop). Map H5 Pa­laz­zo Ci­ni-La Gal­le­ria Si­tua­ted in the Ve­ne­tian 'Museums Mi­le', bet­ween the Ac­ca­de­mia, the Peggy Guggenheim col­lec­tion and the Pun­ta del­la Do­ga­na, the 16th cen­tu­ry Pa­laz­zo Ci­ni in San Vio is the hou­se-mu­seum of Count Vit­to­rio Ci­ni, and hou­ses so­me re­mar­ka­ble art col­lec­tions: 14th-15th cen­tu­ry pain­tings from Tu­sca­ny and Fer­ra­ro (Pie­ro del­la Fran­ce­sca,

Fi­lip­po Lip­pi, Dos­so Dos­si and Co­smè Tu­ra), pe­riod fur­ni­tu­re, sil­ver­ware, ivo­ries and ce­ra­mics. Clo­sed on Tue­sdays. Full pri­ce tic­ket €10. www. pa­laz­zo­ci­ Dor­so­du­ro 864 (San Vio). T: 041 2710217. Va­po­ret­to Li­nes 1, 2 (Ac­ca­de­mia stop), li­nes 2, 4, 5, 6 (Zat­te­re stop). Map E5 Pa­laz­zo Du­ca­le A land­mark at­trac­tion, a ma­ster­pie­ce of Go­thic art and a re­po­si­to­ry of in­nu­me­ra­ble art trea­su­res, the Du­cal Pa­la­ce fea­tu­res a num­ber of dif­fe­rent ar­chi­tec­tu­ral and or­na­men­tal de­tails, da­ting from the 9th cen­tu­ry. For­mer­ly the re­si­den­ce and go­vern­ment cen­tre of the Do­ges, it not on­ly hou­ses tem­po­ra­ry ex­hi­bi­tions but can al­so be vi­si­ted via self-gui­ded rou­tes that al­low vi­si­tors ac­cess to all of its rooms, su­per­bly de­co­ra­ted by ar­tists li­ke Ti­tian, Tie­po­lo and Tin­to­ret­to. The public en­tran­ce to the Do­ge's Pa­la­ce is through the ‘Por­ta del Fru­men­to' whi­ch leads to the spa­cious coun­cil rooms and then on­wards to the ex­qui­si­te rooms of the Do­ge's Apart­ment. Other hi­ghlights on this rou­te in­clu­de the pri­sons and log­gias over­loo­king the squa­re and the lagoon. Open dai­ly.­laz­zo­du­ca­­sit­mu­

San Mar­co, 1 (piaz­za San Mar­co). T: 041 2715911. Va­po­ret­to li­nes 1 (Val­la­res­so stop or San Zac­ca­ria stop), 2 (Giar­di­net­ti), 5.1 or 4.1 (San Zac­ca­ria stop).

Map F4 Pa­laz­zo For­tu­ny Ma­ria­no For­tu­ny (Gra­na­da 1871 - Ve­ni­ce 1949) tran­sfor­med Pa­laz­zo Pe­sa­ro de­gli Or­fei in­to his own per­so­nal ate­lier for pho­to­gra­phy, set-de­si­gn, tex­ti­le crea­tions and pain­tings.

The mu­seum's col­lec­tions boasts pie­ces and ma­te­rials com­mis­sio­ned for im­por­tant pro­jec­ts: pain­tings, lighting sy­stems, pho­to­gra­phy and or­na­te gar­men­ts. The buil­ding is now used to ho­st art ex­hi­bi­tions. The mu­seum is open on­ly du­ring tem­po­ra­ry ex­hi­bi­tions. Open 10am-6pm. Clo­sed on Tue­sdays. www.for­tu­­sit­mu­ San Mar­co 3958 (Cam­po San Be­ne­de­to). T: 041 5200995. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Sant'An­ge­lo stop), 2 (San Sa­mue­le stop). Map E4 Pa­laz­zo Gras­si Pun­ta del­la Do­ga­na Over­loo­king the Grand Ca­nal and re­cen­tly re­sto­red by Ja­pa­ne­se ar­chi­tect Ta­dao An­do, Ve­ni­ce's 18th cen­tu­ry Pa­laz­zo Gras­si and the for­mer har­bour of Pun­ta del­la Do­ga­na are two con­tem­po­ra­ry art museums fun­ded by the Fra­nçois Pi­nault Foun­da­tion. They ho­st im­por­tant col­lec­ti­ve or mo­no­gra­phic ex­hi­bi­tions, fea­tu­ring works from the Pi­nault Col­lec­tion, one of the world's lar­ge­st col­lec­tions of con­tem­po­ra­ry art. Pa­laz­zo Gras­si's ‘Tea­tri­no', an ad­junct to the ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces, of­fers an ac­tion pac­ked ca­len­dar of con­fe­ren­ces, con­certs and scree­nings of an in­ter­na­tio­nal sco­pe. Open dai­ly 10am-7pm. Clo­sed on Tue­sdays, 25 De­cem­ber. Full pri­ce tic­ket €18 (Pun­ta del­la Do­ga­na+Pa­laz­zo Gras­si). www. pa­laz­zo­gras­ T: 041 2001057. Pa­laz­zo Gras­si San Mar­co 3231 (Cam­po San Sa­mue­le). Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (San Sa­mue­le stop), 1 (Sant'An­ge­lo stop). Map D4 • Mu­seo Pun­ta del­la Do­ga­na Dor­so­du­ro 2. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Sa­lu­te stop). Map F5 Scuo­la Gran­de di San Roc­co The hea­d­quar­ters of the San Roc­co Bro­the­rhood, this stun­ning buil­ding, to whi­ch hard­ly any mo­di­fi­ca­tions ha­ve been ma­de, hosts mo­re than 60 ma­ster­pie­ces by ar­tists of the li­kes of Gior­gio­ne, Tie­po­lo and Ti­tian, still pre­sen­ted in their ori­gi­nal lay­out. Its esta­blish­ment re­pre­sen­ted an im­por­tant mo­ment in the hi­sto­ry of 16th cen­tu­ry Ve­ne­tian art, abo­ve all thanks to Tin­to­ret­to's fa­mous cy­cle of Old and New Te­sta­ment sce­nes. Open dai­ly, 9.30am5.30pm. Clo­sed on 25 De­cem­ber and 1 Ja­nua­ry.

Full pri­ce tic­ket €10; Scuo­la Gran­de + chur­ch €8. www.scuo­la­gran­de­san­roc­ San Po­lo, 3052 (Cam­po San Roc­co stop). T: 041 5234864. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1, 2 (San To­mà stop). Map D4

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