• Visit includes:

    Redentore church

  • Facilities:

    booklet.

  • Cost:

    all tours are customized on client’s requests, so is the fee.

  • Tailor made tour available:

    a visit to St. George island: an aperitif on the roof top of the Mulino Stucky.

     

  • Duration:

    3 hours

     

The Tour

The museum stands opposite St. Mark’s Basilica. Huge, divided into many sections, it presents different aspects of the Venetian history and art: the historical collection, the picture gallery, Venetian art and craft and the neo-classical rooms.

The building itself has its historical importance, being the former Government House in the years of the French and Austrian dominions.

Walking through the elegant and sumptuous rooms decorated for the empress Elisabeth of Austria, or looking around the weird objects used by noblemen and politicians, or again, seeing the incredible skills of the artisans of the past, are just some experiences which can be lived in this extraordinary place.

Correr Museum

When Teodoro Correr died, in 1830, he probably couldn’t know that his gesture would have been the origin of one of the vastest and richest museum of Italy. Followed by other great Venetian collectors, the museum is continuing to receive donations of works of art by private collectors.

With its important library and annexed services it still provide to the preservation of the Venetian history and art.

The Napoleonic Wing

Long and sumptuous background of St. Mark’s square, the former Royal Palace or “Napoleonic Wing” was erected at the beginning of the 19th c. It housed the French government first but it was better used by the Austrian delegates as well as by the royal couple Franz Joseph and Sissi.

The splendid rooms inside were decorated by a team of artists from the Venetian Accademy of Arts and the furniture reveals the differences styles which followed in those years.

Marciana Library

Visiting the Correr Museum can be a little bit tricky for the complexity of the different sections and it is not always easy to discover the wonderful reading room of the so called “Marciana Library”, in front of the Doge’s Palace.

Public library founded in the 15th c., the elegant building was erected one century later by the great architect Jacopo Sansovino. The imposing rooms were decorated by a group of painters both from Veneto and from other Italian areas. They left on the ceiling a great overview of the modern art at their time.

Tailor Made Tour Available

Arranging a full day tour, it could be interesting to see both museums: the Doge’s Palace and the Correr Museum. For visitors very interested in history, it can be a travel back in the past from the “Doges to Emperors”.