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
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
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.