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Review of Museo Correr

Museo Correr
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$67.94*
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Skip the Line Correr Museum Private Tour
Ranked #67 of 814 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Museo Correr is situated in the ex-Royal Palace in Piazza San Marco and includes the Napoleonic Wing and the Procuratie Nuove. It was created out of the art collection which Teodoro Correr left to the city in 1830 and offers various tours: from the neoclassical rooms, with sculptures by Antonio Canova, to historical collections on the city’s institutions, urban history and daily life. The picture gallery, one of the most fascinating collections of Venetian painting from its origins to the early 16th century, includes works by Lorenzo Veneziano, the Bellini family, Carpaccio, Cosmè Tura, Antonello da Messina and Lorenzo Lotto, displayed in an interesting layout by Carlo Scarpa.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed November 12, 2012

It was so neat to see things from the time period of Napoleon took over Venice. Later Venice was ruled by Austria. The pieces in this museum are arranged and described as if they were in use during those time periods and who used them.

Thank arleneconnin
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We visited this museum in the late afternoon. I have rarely seen an art museum that had such poor lighting for the artworks. Someone needs to go to museum management school and beg for more funding to bring this place up to acceptable standards. Unless you are specically entralled with Venetian paintings, this is an art museum that you can definitely skip because it's just so darn annoying to try to view the paintings in such dim lighting.

2  Thank Jorden N
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We enjoyed over 3 hours in this great and extensive complex of museums. The Imperial rooms, recently open to the public, are sumptuous and with much associated history. It was interesting to see the private rooms used by Empress ‘Sissi’, the study and bedroom. The state rooms are highly decorative; the dining room for non-official functions has beautiful lighting and the delightful Oval room has 2 lovely sculptures.

We found the Venetian life and culture coverage very engaging. The central role of the sea is displayed with models of galleys, navigational instruments and tools and information on the great Arsenale and its prodigious output. Paintings portray some of the many naval battles.

The rooms devoted to the Doge contain many artifacts. These include a Corno the distinctive hat worn by the Doge and the straw basket presented annually by nuns to the Doge. A complete room is given over to the vast range of coins used by the Republic over 1000 years.

The art galleries has a prodigious Venetian collection spanning the earliest ones up to those of the Bellini family, father and sons. We liked very much the latter especially the vibrant ‘Madonna and Child’ and ‘The Transfiguration’ by Giovanni. We admired Carpaccio’s ‘Two Venetian Ladies’ and his wonderful ‘Scene of Hunting in the Lagoon’.

Canova’s works are marvellous and wide ranging. The model of the ‘Monument to Titian’ and his numerous plaster casts are wonderful as are the stone Orpheus and Eurydice.

The monumental rooms of Sansovino's Library are entrancing with highly decorative ceilings and numerous paintings on the walls. In the main room an exhibition of more modern portraiture was underway, many of which we liked.

I highly recommend a visit to this wide-ranging and engaging museum.

Thank permia
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

After the Palazzo Ducale, this museim with its Sale Monumentali in the Biblioteca Marciana along with the Rooms of the Royal Palace is a must see architecturally. No elevators in the museum complex which occupies the upper floors of the buildings that surround Mark's Square. The cafe is accessible without museum admission, and it has a bird's eye view of the Square with reasonably priced food and beverage items. Great place for lunch or a snack. But the cafe has no restroom. You must pay museum admission to gain access to the restrooms. Clever Italians!

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We went per Rick Steeves recommendation to purchase our Museum Pass here instead of at the Palazzo Ducale. It was worth it for that as there was no line. The reason there's no line is that the museum itself is just OK. Stop in if you have some time to kill or need to get out of the rain.

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