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Museo della Fondazione Querini Stampalia

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Museo della Fondazione Querini Stampalia
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Time Out says

Superb art collection with an urbane café.

This Renaissance palazzo and its art collection were bequeathed to Venice by Giovanni Querini, a 19th-century scientist, man of letters and silk producer from one of the city’s most ancient families. The ground floor and gardens offer one of Venice’s few successful examples of modern architecture and the second floor gallery contains some important paintings, including Palma il Vecchio’s portraits of Francesco and Paola Querini. 

It also has a fascinating series of minor works, such as Gabriele Bella’s 67 paintings of Venetian festivals and a selection of Pietro Longhi’s scenes of bourgeois life in 18th-century Venice. On the top floor is a gallery designed by Mario Botta, which hosts exhibitions of contemporary art.


Castello 5252
Campo Santa Maria Formosa
Vaporetto Rialto
€10; €8 reductions
Opening hours:
Museum: 10am-8pm Tue-Sun
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