Friday, March 28, 2014

7 Must See Historic Sites & Museums of Venice

Few countries can claim as extensive a heritage of artistic expression as Italy. To experience Italy's art firsthand is to touch the soul of the country. From archeological sites to architecture, museums and galleries, you will discover the many ways Italy's craftsmen and artists have articulated their passion for thousands of years. Venice is home to a stunning array of museums and historic sites.


An incomparable collection of paintings spanning five centuries through the Byzantine, Baroque, Renaissance and International Gothic periods.

Ca' d'Oro
Sitting on the Grand Canal, the "House of Gold" is a public gallery boasting an ornate gold-leaf Gothic facade.

Basilica di San Marco

The most famous church in Venice, set in St. Mark's Square, famous for its elaborate Byzantine exterior, facade mosaics and the four bronze horses that sit atop the entrance.

Museo Correr
The heart of this museum comprises the magnificent collection of Theodoro Correr, donated to the city of Venice.

Doge's Palace
A Gothic work of art on the Grand Canal, founded in the 9th century, this is the official residence of each ruler "doge" of Venice, with offices of several political institutions within.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
A small museum in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal, home of the art collection of the niece of Solomon R Guggenheim

Museo Vetrario (Murano)
This breathtaking museum showcases wonderful antique pieces of glass from the 16th and 17th centuries, when Murano was the main glass-producing center in Europe.

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