It’s not a mystery that Venice is a city full of museums, where you can find almost all kinds of art inside marvelous and historical palaces.
From Renaissance to Contemporary and Modern art, you are spoiled for choice, but we know that time runs while on vacation, and usually, you need to schedule your day perfectly to not miss a thing.
Here’s why we select the top must-see museums in Venice, mixing museums of modern and ancient art, to have a complete guide through the history of our city.
Let’s start discovering those Venice museums you can’t miss.
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The most iconic building in Venice, the place where the Doge used to live and where a lot of important decisions were made.
The ticket is a little bit expensive (about 22 euros per person), but it’s worth it. You’ll be surrounded by gold ceilings, majestic paintings, and amazing rooms.
Peggy Guggenheim lived in Venice for a while, loving its traditions as the one of having a personal gondola to go around the city comfortably.
The museum is actually her house, where all the paintings she collected are exposed. If you like contemporary art, this is the place for you.
Talking about contemporary and modern art, if you’re coming to Venice when the Biennale is open (from May to November), you should dedicate a day to visit it.
You might not like everything, but we are sure you’ll stare all the artworks with your mouth open.
An incredible noble palace, few steps away from St. Mark’s Square, hosts a huge collection of 18th-century paintings representing the life in Venice during that time. Extremely suggestive.
Another must-see museum in Venice is certainly the Gallerie dell’Accademia, a museum gallery of pre-19th-century art.
If you decide to visit it, be sure to have at least 2 hours, since it’s full of things you’re not going to see anywhere else in the world, such as the Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian man.
Just a piece of advice before closing this article. If you’re planning to visit these museums and other more, you should consider the idea of buying the Venice Museum Pass Ticket.
This card costs 32,40 euros per person and allows you to visit up to 11 museums, you can find the list here.
Don’t hesitate to ask for some information at the reception, once you arrive, we will be happy to indicate the best solution for you.