The Beauty of Venice Through Its Museums [Video]

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:00
Palazzo Ducale Venezia

While Venice is swarmed by A-listers and their fans these days due to the Venice Film Festival, let’s step off the red carpet for a moment to immerse ourselves into Venice’s art and history.

Eleven museums, 40,000 square meters of exhibition space, 200,000 works of art spanning 10 centuries: the network of Venice’s Civic Museums is a repository of cultural and artistic treasures, which you can get a glimpse of through the video below – so beautiful we had to share.

Starting from Venice’s most famous landmark, the Doge’s Palace, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the video takes us on a virtual tour of all 11 museums, with close-up views of artistic and architectural masterpieces that will leave you mesmerized – and probably inspire you to plan a visit to those you have not yet seen.

Here are the 11 museums that are part of the civic network:

Doge’s Palace - the residence of the Doge, the top authority of the Republic of Venice;

Torre dell’Orologio - marking the passing of time in Venice since the 15th century;

Museo Correr - on St.Mark’s Square, covering the art and history of Venice;

Ca’ Rezzonico - precious furnishings and important works from 18th-century Venice;

Museo del Vetro – in Murano, it houses the largest collection of Murano glasses;

Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo – a museum of fabrics, costumes and perfume;

Museo del Merletto – in Burano, it houses rare specimens of Venetian lace;

Ca’ Pesaro - housing the International Gallery of Modern Art;

Casa di Carlo Goldoni – home of the Venetian playwright from the 18th century who renovated the Italian commedia dell’arte;  

Palazzo Fortuny – art museum hosting temporary exhibitions;

Museo di Storia Naturale – discover the secrets of nature and living beings.

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