The Museum is composed of different sections that offer an attractive insight into the Art and History of Venice. The first section occupies the Napoleonic Wing, a nineteenth-century palace for kings and emperors; here the sumptuous Neo-classical Rooms house a noteworthy collection of works by the greatest sculptor of the age, Antonio Canova (1757-1822). Then, one passes into the Procuratie Nuove, which were designed by the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616) and once housed some of the most important civic authorities within the Republic of Venice. The spacious rooms now contain collections that document various aspects of Venetian History from daily life to public instutions, from naval achievements to local festivities. Beyond these rooms begins the exhibition of the Art Collection, which continues on the second floor. The period covered ranges from the very earliest days of Venetian painting right up to the sixteenth century, with many of the works on display being incomparable masterpieces.
Highly important services are associated with the Museum: the Library of Venetian Art and History, with its major collection of codices and archive documents, the famous Cabinet of Prints and Drawings, the Photographic Archive, the Centre for Cataloguing and multi-media production.
Address: San Marco Square, Venezia
Opening times: From November 1st to March 31st: from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
From April 1st to October 31 st: from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Closed on January 1st and December 25th.
Tel: +39 041.2405211
Tickets: Full price: 12 , Reduced 6,50 (children 6-14 aged and students 15-29 aged). One ticked is valid for Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Palazzo Ducale, Sale Monumentali della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.