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Ca' Pesaro - Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna

Art, Attractions, Museums

This grandiose palazzo was built in the second half of the 17th century for the Pesaro family, to a project by Baldassare Longhena. When Longhena died in...

Santa Croce 2076

Ca' Rezzonico (Museo del Settecento Veneziano)

Art, Museums

The Museum of 18th-century Venice is a gleaming (if somewhat chilly) showcase for the art of the Republic's twilight years. For most visitors, the paintings...

Dorsoduro 3136

Fondazione Vedova

Art, Museums

A selection of works by Venetian artist Emilio Vedova (1919-2006) is now housed in a stunning new gallery, designed by Renzo Piano, in the Magazzini del...

Dorsoduro 46

Galleria Cini

Art, Museums

This collection of Ferrarese and Tuscan art was put together by industrialist Vittorio Cini, who created the Fondazione Cini on the island of San Giorgio...

Dorsoduro 864

Gallerie dell'Accademia

Critics' choice
Art, Museums

The Accademia is the essential one-stop shop for Venetian painting, and one of the world's greatest art treasure houses. At the time of writing - and...

Dorsoduro 1050
Major venue

Museo della Fondazione Querini Stampalia

Art, Attractions, Museums

This Renaissance palazzo and its art collection were bequeathed to Venice by Giovanni Querini, a 19th-century scientist, man of letters and silk producer...

Castello 5252

Museo di Torcello

Art, Museums

The Museum of Torcello has a small but worthwhile collection of sculptures and archaeological finds from the cathedral and elsewhere in Torcello. Among the...

Palazzo del Consiglio

Palazzo Mocenigo

Art, Museums

The Palazzo Mocenigo museum serves a double purpose. The interior gives a fine illustration of the sort of furniture and fittings an 18th-century Venetian...

Santa Croce 1992

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Critics' choice
Art, Museums

This remarkable establishment, tucked behind a high wall off a quiet street, is the third most visited museum in the city. It was founded by one of Venice's...

Dorsoduro 701
Major venue

Punta della Dogana

Critics' choice
Art, Museums

The first days of June 2009 saw a contemporary art logjam in Venice, with the inauguration of the Fondazione Vedova, the opening of the biggest ever...

Dorsoduro 2

Scuola di Merletti

Art, Museums

Currently undergoing a major revamp, the Lace School's rooms with painted wooden beams have cases full of elaborate examples of lace-work from the 17th...

Piazza B Galuppi 187

Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Critics' choice
Art, Attractions, Museums

The Archbrotherhood of St Roch was the richest of the six scuole grandi in 15th-century Venice. Its members came from the top end of the mercantile and...

San Polo 3054