Libraries in Venice

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  • Sarah L
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw this place on social media before our holiday to Venice and decided we would add this to our list of places to visit. It did not disappoint. It was a little crowded, and there was a queue that you had to follow; which made it a little difficult when trying to look at the books and postcards on offer to buy but overall very different and many books and if your like us and a avid bookworm. Do not miss this place.
    Written March 10, 2024
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  • IlyaNJ
    Marlboro, NJ1,010 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is among lesser-visited museums in Venice, with several expositions including a pretty good art collection, across a number of interesting spaces.
    Written July 6, 2022
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  • telemarkJane
    Lake Telemark, NJ230 contributions
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    For someone in the Medical profession, this is a must-see! The history of the art and craft of the profession is laid out beautifully. The room with thousands of medical books, instruments for the profession (surgical/medical, dental) is heart stopping (so I guess a hospital is the best place to be for that! LOL). I needed a chin strap to keep my mouth closed, just looking at the art, the ceiling, the place as a whole. Be sure to go to the Museum's Specimen and Pharmacy, just next door, to complete your visit.
    Written March 7, 2024
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  • Archilingue
    Cambridge, UK68 contributions
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    I’ve dreamt about visiting this masterpiece by Sansovino ever since I was an A Level student... We spent ages looking for the entrance and even asked a number of locals, policemen etc. Eventually we discovered that the Biblioteca Marciana, the Museo Archeologico and the Museo Correr all share the same entrance at the western end of Piazza San Marco. That’s a nuisance if you’ve bought the multi-museum ticket and haven’t got time to visit three museums all at once, because it doesn’t allow multiple entries!
    Sadly we were unable to enjoy the grandeur of the interior since there was a major exhibition on in the Biblioteca, which ‘got in the way’. The other two museums were full of fascinating exhibits and are well worth a visit, but only if you’ve got plenty of time.
    Written March 22, 2019
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  • Maryanne S
    Hamilton, Canada404 contributions
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    The Monumental Halls of the Library illustrate the beauty of the ancient Library of St. Mark, made largely by Jacopo Sansovino and completed by Vincenzo Scamozzi, with an extraordinary staircase and a very rich decoration.
    Written March 25, 2018
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  • Holly
    Brooklyn, NY10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic bookstore in a wonderful area. They've got a well-curated, thoughtful selection. Bonus was a small English section, largely tailored toward social change and Venice info. So glad we popped by!
    Written April 15, 2023
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  • petermack2011
    Bungay, UK394 contributions
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    Located next to the Saint Maria dei Frari (church) in Campo San Frari this is another Venice freebie. A beautiful courtyard is accessible. The area of San Polo is quiet and off the main tourist path so it is generally quieter and more relaxed. Access into the small museum was free so another bonus to those visiting Venice on a budget.
    Written October 3, 2019
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  • Gregory W
    Mankato, MN3,387 contributions
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    Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni was an Italian playwright from Venice (February 1707 – February 6, 1793). His works include some of Italy's most famous and best-loved plays. Audiences have admired the plays of Goldoni for their ingenious mix of wit and honesty. His plays offered his contemporaries images of themselves, often dramatizing the lives, values, and conflicts of the emerging middle class.

    The museum is where he was born and celebrates his work as an artist. The house was built in the 15th century and tucked in a Venice alley/street. The family remained there until 1719.

    The collection is famous for its manuscripts, puppets, and masks. When I visited, I was the only one there in the house other than personnel.
    Written November 29, 2023
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  • globtrotteuse
    France115,119 contributions
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    The Historical Archive of the Patriarchate of Venice is one of the most important places for the study of Christianity in the lagoon city.
    Written October 2, 2020
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  • susan c
    Dallas, TX94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Strolling around St. Mark's Square, we stepped into a space with an art exhibit. The exhibition was displaying some works of Carla Tolomeo....some paintings and many fantasy-form chairs! You've likely never seen chairs like these, morphed into birds, turtles, flowers and more whimsical forms!
    Written June 26, 2019
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