MUSEUMS

    Merletto centerpiece at the Burano Lace Museum

    Burano Lace Museum

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    Thanks to the work of the Adriana Marcello Foundation, in 1978, the Venice city council founded the “Consortium for Burano Lace”, to revive and re-evaluate the ancient art of the Merletto di Burano, or Burano Lace. After ordering and cataloguing historical documents and drawings, the Lace Museum was opened in the building which had been Burano Lace school from 1872 to 1970.

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    Restored Murano Glass Chandelier in the Museum of Glass in Murano Venice

    Murano Glass Museum

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    Originally a patrician’s palace in typical Flamboyant Gothic style, in 1659 it became the residence of Bishop Marco Giustinian who later bought and donated the property to the Torcello diocese. In 1805 the Torcello diocese was abolished, and the palace became Murano’s town hall. The museum was created in 1861 and was housed on the first floor, but the rapid growth of the collection lead the museum to occupy the whole building. Since 1923, when Murano was annexed to Venice, the museum became part of the Venice Civic Museums.

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    Saint Mark’s Basilica

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    When Venetian merchants stole the relics of the Evangelist Mark from Alexandria in 828, the Serenissima decided to build a new church to shelter this religious treasure…

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    Clock Tower in Saint Mark’s Square

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    The Clock Tower, which was built from 1496 to 1499, is located in a strategical position allowing it to be seen from the water and underlying once more the importance of the seas to the city of Venice.

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    Naval History Museum

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    In the Ships Pavillion some Venetian boats are exposed: ancient ceremonial gondolas and working boats, as well as then military ships.

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    Palazzo Mocenigo Museum

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    Palazzo Mocenigo has been home to the San Stae branch of the influencial and powerful Mocenigo family, one of the most influencial families in Venice, 7 members of which became Doges between 1414 and 1778. A large building of gothic origins, the Palazzo Mocenigo was rebuilt and drastically changed in the XVII Century, giving it its current aspect.

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    Ca’ Pesaro Museum

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    Built in the second half of the seventeenth century for the Pesaro family by the Baldassarre Longhena, the greatest Venetian baroque architect, Ca’ Pesaro houses the National Museum of Modern Art. Started being built in 1659 , it was finished decades after Longhena’s death in 1710 by Gian Antonio Gaspari.

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    Ca’ Rezzonico

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    The majestic Ca’Rezzonico palace, which construction took over 100 years, is now the Museum of the ‘700 of Venice, the richest century of the Serenissima. Designed in 1649 by Baldassare Longhena, the greatest Baroque architect of the city, for the aristocratic Bon family, Ca’ Rezzonico was finished only in in 1756 (106 years later!) by Giorgio Massari for the new owners: the Rezzonico family.

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    Accademia Gallery Museum

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    Built after the fall of the Serenissima, the “Accademia” hosts a great variety of pre-19th century Venetian Art

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    Correr Museum

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    The Museo Correr, past home to the Austrian Sovereigns and to the King of Italy, exhibits great collections narrating the history of Venice from the 13th to the 19th.

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