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Galleria Venice Design


As one of the historical landmarks of contemporary art in Venice, this gallery deals especially in sculpture by established artists, both Italian and...

San Marco 3146

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

Il Capricorno


Many artists who are now basking in the national or international limelight showed in this small, low-profile gallery in the early stages of their careers....

San Marco 1994

Jarach Gallery


This large space - tucked into a courtyard opposite the Fenice opera house - is one of the more recent additions to the Venetian scene. It mainly deals with...

San Marco 1997

La Galleria


La Galleria has a longstanding reputation - owing partly to its German owner's scholarly publications and partly to the sister gallery in Mainz, which was...

San Marco 2566

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

Nuova Icona


Nuova Icona organises a packed calendar of shows, performances and other artistic events, often collaborating with national exhibits at the Art Biennale. It...

Giudecca 454

Palazzo Fortuny

Art, Attractions

This charming 15th-century palazzo, which belonged to Spanish fashion designer Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949), has been undergoing restoration and...

San Marco 3780

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



This former carpenter's workshop has been transformed into a non-profit space in which exhibitions of very young, mainly local, artists are organised. It...

Castello 3865