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Venice has a multitude of museums full of treasure, beauty and history to rival anywhere. The city’s colourful and rich history is there for all to see and artefacts, sights and introductions range from art treasure to lace, glass, naval, theatre’s, palace’s, collections and famous son’s former houses.

Highlights are many but a trip to the Palazzo Ducale to absorb and discover the history and workings of the governing house of the old Venetian republic, the jail where Casanova ‘enjoyed’ a temporary residence, and the administration centre should be high on your itinerary.

The Museo Correr, also in San Marco, has an interesting collection of 19th century paintings books , documents and maps among other things from the Napoleonic era and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection at the former Dorsoduro home of the self-titled American millionaire has an impressive collection of original modern art masterpieces.

For a stunning display of Venice’ past sea-faring history and way of life, the Museo Storico Navale in the Castello area of the city has a collection of relics, vessels and uniforms from centuries past right up to World War II.

With more than 30 prominent museums in Venice, the city’s history in every field is there for all to see.

Did you Know?!?

The Jewish Ghetto of Venice is by no means the oldest recorded practice of concentrating a particular ethnic people in one area, but the word ‘ghetto’ has its roots in Venice believe it or not.

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