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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

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.­le­rieac­ca­de­ 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 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

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.­laz­zo­du­ca­le. vi­sit­mu­ 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 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

Pa­laz­zo Mo­ce­ni­go-Cen­tro Stu­di di Sto­ria del Tes­su­to e del Co­stu­me

For­mer­ly a pa­tri­cian re­si­den­ce, in 1985 it be­ca­me the Stu­dy Cen­tre of the Hi­sto­ry of Fa­brics and Co­stu­mes. Its ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces ex­plo­re va­rious aspec­ts of the li­ves and ac­ti­vi­ties of Ve­ne­tian ari­sto­cra­ts bet­ween the 17th and 18th cen­tu­ries. The ex­hi­bi­ts on di­splay in­clu­de opu­lent gar­men­ts and ol­den-day ac­ces­so­ries, wi­th a sec­tion de­di­ca­ted to per­fu­me. The pa­laz­zo's fur­ni­shings and pain­tings ha­ve been in­te­gra­ted wi­th a num­ber of works ori­gi­na­ting from the ware­hou­ses of Venice's ci­vic museums. Open from 1 April to 31 Oc­to­ber: 10am-5pm; from 1 No­vem­ber to 31 Mar­ch: 10am-4pm. Clo­sed on Mon, 25 De­cem­ber and 1 Ja­nua­ry. Full pri­ce tic­ket €8.­ce­ni­­sit­mu­ San­ta Cro­ce 1992. T: 041 721798. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (San Stae stop). Map E3

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