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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