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  • Arts & Museums

    »Galleria Contemporaneo

    With original cultural and communicative pieces, which may even be installed directly in urban spaces, Contemporary Gallery will maintain its strong city relationship in a social and territorial context.

    Piazzetta Monsignor Giuseppe Olivotti 2
    Mestre, 30171

    »Museo della Fond. Scientifica Querini Stampalia

    The residence of the Querini-Stampalia family became a museum after the death of Giovanni in 1868. The library archives and other exhibit rooms are all open to the public. Furniture, textiles and collector's items from the 16th Century are on display, including a collection of paintings from the works of Bellini, Palma, Ricci and more. Temporary exhibits are on the ground floor. The library and archives contain more than 250,000 volumes.

    4778 Castello, Campo Santa Maria Formosa
    Venice, 30122

    »Museo dell'Estuario (Torcello)

    This exhibition comprises of Greek and Roman remains, as well as objects from the Etruscan era and the ancient origins of Venice. The museum is small but the collection is rich. Arranged over two floors, it displays mosaic remains from the Basilica, books and documents, and remnants of Venetian pottery. Admission: EUR 2.

    Palazzo del Consiglio
    Venice, 30123

    »Ikona Gallery

    The Ikona Gallery does more than display artistic photographs on its wall, it also doubles as a photography school. The Ikona Gallery provides a perfectly-suited environment for fostering the creative and artistic abilities of a new generation of talented photographers. Phone or send an email for more information.

    Campo di Ghetto Nuovo
    Venice, 30121

    »Museo Ebraico di Venezia

    In the middle of the Ghetto, amongst the synagogues, this museum tells the story of the Venetian Jewish community through the use of objects and works connected to religious life. In particular, goblets, jugs, basins, spice holders, silver and drapes for the Torah can all be found here. It is not a large museum but it contains many precious religious items. The guides are well-qualified, and offer private as well as group tours, in many languages.

    Sestiere Cannaregio 2902/b
    Venice, 30121

    »Palazzo Labia - Salone del Tiepolo

    Built from Istria stone in the 17th Century, this palace is characterized by three façades that are decorated with eagles, from which one can see the Canale Grande. Tiepolo painted a fresco on the walls and ceiling of the Salone to mark the occasion of a marriage of someone from the Labia family. This is now the headquarters of the Veneto region's RAI and can only be visited by appointment, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; call for details. Admission: Free.

    275 Campo San Geremia
    Venice, 30121

    »Galleria San Nicolò

    This gallery is located in an interesting, colorful district, behind Piazza San Barnaba. The exhibitions here are extremely unusual. The sculptures by Ale Guzzetti are well known.

    Campo San Nicolò
    Venice, 30124

    »Naviglio Venezia

    This gallery specializes in modern art and exhibits interesting works by famous artists such as De Chirico - an American artist of the fifties - and aspiring young artists. Every now and then, rare works are displayed. Temporary exhibitions are held here.

    1652 Fondamenta San Marco
    Venice, 30124

    »Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia

    Housed in the stately Fontego dei Turchi that was built in the 13th Century, Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia is a truly enlightening museum and was established in 1923. You'll find fossils, minerals, botanical collections, entomological collections, protozoa, mollusks and all kinds of vertebrates on display spanning 700 million years. This natural history museum also features an archaeology, anatomy and other repositories. Check out the scientific library, Cetaceans Gallery and other interesting exhibitions that are educational. Also noteworthy is their extensive bibliotheca that is a reference point for those interested in natural sciences. This Grand Canal museum is a great alternative to other historic museums in town.

    Salita Fontego 1730
    Venice, 30135

    »Oratorio di San Ludovico

    It's a very big space, almost 70 square meters (753 square feet), which hosts contemporary art from various forms of expression. Its exhibitions and programs are very liberal, but they also treat art with the respect of a traditional institution.

    Sestiere Dorsoduro 2552
    Venice, 30123

    »Palazzo Mocenigo

    This stunning building was once the 18th-century residence of the Mocenigo family, one of the most famous families of the Serenissima, who gave seven doges to the Republic. The house has now been turned into a museum and exhibits textiles, books, furniture and costumed figurines in period clothing. When you observe the intricate work of the late artisans here, you will be acquainted with those skills that run deep into Venetians even today. The museum is a journey back in time; when fashion was legendary. The Center for the Study of History of Fabrics and the Dresses Library is also located here. 

    Salizada San Stae 1992
    Venice, 30135

    »Basilica dei Frari

    First opened in the middle of the 13th century, this museum's collection was expanded up until the 16th Century. It houses the Assunta and the Madonna di Cà Pesaro, both by Titian, as well as the Madonna by Giovanni Bellini, which is found in the chapel. The funeral monument to Titian, Canova and Francesco Foscari, is also here, as is the tomb of Monteverdi. The exhibition space is quite large. Call for admission details.

    Campo dei Frari
    Venice, 30125
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