Museums in Venice

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Museums in Venice

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  • deanbpjs
    Eastbourne, UK326 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you visit Venice you can’t miss this.
    One of the top reasons to visit the city is St Mark’s Square and the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.

    You could just marvel at the stunning externals. Which to be fair I was tempted. But then I though I’d throw caution to the wind and pay the €30 each entry. And it was €60 of the best Euros I think I’ve ever spent.

    I knew it was going to be breathtaking but I was t prepared for what I saw and felt inside.

    If you like architecture then that alone would be reason to see inside the courtyard and you could leave happy.

    But then if you like rennaisance art then this is going to blow you away. Once you get into the palace state rooms, every inch is covered in some of the most stunning pieces of art I’ve seen. And with so many masterpieces from some of the masters such as Tintoretto all in once place it’s almost overwhelming. At one point ‘I had something in my eye’!

    And then the Bridge of Sighs over to the prisons.
    Ok. So this was a bit different. It’s interesting and important to do to get the full story.
    The inside of the bridge is nothing in comparison to the external and the prisons are dank and small. The thing I left with was thinking back to how things were back in the mid 16th century where there was such a juxtaposition of breathtaking beauty and absolute barbarism.

    Overall. 100% worth every Euro
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Anastasiya
    Krakow, Poland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent collection of contemporary art, includes interesting pieces. The main exhibition has a big variety of paintings.
    Written December 23, 2023
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  • ItalianTranslations
    Trento, Italy65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ca’ Rezzonico is stunning Venetian Villa with splendid painting collection. The enormous ballroom and numerous other rooms organized on three floors are simply splendid.
    The paintings collection is impressive. We spent three wonderful hours. Highly recommended for anyone is interested in Venetian architecture and art.
    Written January 18, 2024
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  • Aero3926
    Midwest362 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We purchased tickets in advance, but it may not have been necessary at this venue. Some very large and interesting pieces (like the "last supper" that had to be re-titled) in addition to the other noteworthy items in the collection. If you are in Venice for a few days, visit. I recommend an audio guide to get more from your visit.
    Written November 5, 2023
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  • Tourism Reviewer
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit for sure. Queues were not long and you didn't need to book in advance. Our 2 boys aged 8 and 10 enjoyed some parts more than others. Different artefacts on display, a mummy, coins, weaponry, ancient sculpture etc. to keep adults and children interested. Lovely gift shop at end. Beautiful building.
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • Sierra S
    Lentini, Italy2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum was very interesting, there were toys from all over and some that I remember from my childhood. They have some original drawings as souvenirs and they’re limited so make sure to buy one if you want before they’re gone.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Charlie H
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s a good museum and is only 10€ to enter on the door, don’t fall into the tourist traps of buying tickets online. The aquarium was closed however the sea exhibit was very good. The best room was the animals which were on the walls and their fur. Small muesum and isnt really travel friendly unless u want to spend more money
    Written April 16, 2023
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  • Pavlin
    Ljubljana, Slovenia8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is fun, and it's really cool that you can actually touch and play with the various contraptions that Da Vinci came up with. My only complaint (if we can call it that) is that it seems a bit small and put together in a bit of a hurry. Otherwise, a fun experience!
    Written November 25, 2021
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  • Julie J
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visit to Ca Pisaro art gallery is always well worth it and after a few years of missing this lovely venue it was refreshing to return and find some startling new exhibits ,particularly some of the wonderful sculptures of Adolfo Wildt .
    We were sad to miss the Klimt ( on loan ) but adored the sparkling Sorella in particular .
    Sadly the staff in the various rooms let the ambience down somewhat with stern looks and little guidance to the visiting tourist .
    Also on another sad note , the beautifully positioned cafe has now employed the most arrogant and unhappy individual who is obviously so unhappy in his work that he has treat his customers in such a sullen and actually rude ungracious manner that I cannot believe that many will choose to eat there were it not for the gorgeous position on the ever lovely grand canal .
    I really hope that this was just a one off bad day for him as I haven’t encountered such ignorant behavior in Venezia before.
    Written May 2, 2023
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  • VeronicaFC
    Brighton, UK13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the tour with the architecture and art. Lots of Medieval art with some more modern installations. Would recommend with the Palazzo di Grimani.
    Written August 14, 2019
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  • jon jack r
    Standlake, UK31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful surprise. A fabulous interior and a fascinating story. Fortuny and his wife emerge as true Spanish with pasión, producing an extraordinary spectrum of beauty in this wonderful Venetian palace. Costumes, fabrics, stage sets and lighting, photography, painting, engraving. Ok - we never really get to see the production process that made the fabrics that are still in demand. Fortuny himself remains elusive. But immersing ourselves in this place was like hunting for his ghost. A forensic adventure. Go and see if you can find him!
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • TerryfromToledo
    Laguna Beach, CA449 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small musuem in the Venice ghetto which traces the history of the Jewish community in Venice. Ends with a exhibit of the holocaust impact on the Jewish community in Venice. Very moving.
    The historical are exhibits are good and provides a history that puts Jewish life in Venice in perspective from its beginnings to the present time.
    Worth a visit. Spend an hour.
    Written October 27, 2019
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,364 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Palazzo Grimani di San Luca is a Renaissance-style palace, located on the Grand Canal in San Marco.

    The palace was built in the 16th century.

    It was the residence of the Grimani family until 1806.
    Written February 29, 2024
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  • jon jack r
    Standlake, UK31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok - this was poorly lit and often a series of Things in Glass Cases with Little Explanations on the Wall. I hate that kind of thing. But there was something compelling about this place. A sideways look at Italy and Venice. A 1940s manned torpedo with an hilarious story from a British naval commander. A 1930s naval gunnery computer as big as a room. An 18th century barge big as the room. A huge model of an Armada period galleass. And, somewhere in the eves, a series of models explaining the gondola and its mysterious forcola (or rowlock). Unpretentious and unexpected. Wouldn’t have missed it for anything.
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • DesRB
    Menai Bridge, UK128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On arrival in Venice we discovered that our hotel was just five minutes' walk from the deconsecrated San Maurizio Church, in the San Marco district not far from The Academia Bridge. This building now houses the permanent Artemio Versari collection of stringed instruments, illustrating the history, diversity and construction of violins, 'cellos, etc - as well as some very strange-looking instruments! The displays are all on one floor, and there are plenty of English language descriptions. Entry is free, unless you want the audio guide or a private tour.

    There is also a small museum shop selling a variety of mostly music-related items, including several CDs of baroque music played by the wonderful Interpreti Veneziani ensemble, who I understand are responsible for curating the museum (you can buy tickets for their concerts here). The museum is quite small, but will certainly be of interest to anyone who plays a stringed instrument or is a regular concert-goer. The lady at the reception desk, Giovanna, gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful in answering all our questions!
    Written October 12, 2023
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