Palaces, Museums and Churches

Here are some of the most chosen spots from the hundreds of churches and museums:

- Ca’ Rezzonico: a richly furnished Baroque palace, one of the most splendid in Venice. It house the museum of the 18th century Venice: enter and discover with me the life of that period.

- Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Basilica dei Frari: enter these two beautiful places, one of the major Venetian Scuole Grandi with Tintoretto’s extensive decoration campaign and the huge church famous for works by Titian and other masterpieces.

- Accademia Galleries: the most important museum of Venetian paintings, walking through the huge rooms of the museum you can appreciate the transformation of the paintings through the centuries.

- Grimani-Querini: move through the rooms of these incredible palaces, live and dream the life of the Venetian aristocracy. The 16th century palazzo Grimani was opened to the public on December 2008 and it is extremely original for the city for its classical stamp with extraordinary stuccoworks and frescos. The museum Querini Stampalia detains its 18th century and neoclassical furniture, an atmosphere of a noble residence is bestowed by mirrors and lamps of Murano glass and fabrics woven to historical designs. Amongst the works on display are paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Sebastiano Ricci, Giambattista Tiepolo, Pietro Longhi, Gabriel Bella.

- San Stae and Palazzo Mocenigo: the outstanding Church overlooking the Grand Canal with works by Piazzetta, Tiepolo and other 18th century artists, and the nearby Palazzo Mocenigo, the residence from the 17th century of a branch of one of the most important families of the Venetian patriciate.

- Peggy Guggenheim Collection: this museum is an extremely interesting collection of modern art, where we could find masterpieces of Picasso, De Chico, Mondrian, Dalì, Magritte and Pollock, just to mention a few names. Learn about the life of Peggy Guggenheim and walk through the rooms of her house and see what she collected: the museum’s core collection cover various areas of interest, sculptures and paintings, that illustrate aspects of the Cubism, Abstraction, Surrealism and American Expressionism.

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