The Correr City Museum

Museo CorrerA visit to the museum in St Mark’s Square is a good way to discover Venice’s history and art. The tour begins in the Napoleon Wing and proceeds to the Neoclassical Rooms which holds scupture by Canova and ends in the Public Prosecutors rooms with exhibits on the history of Venice and ancient art. The second floor displays a collection of Venetian art from its beginnings until the 1500s and also houses the Museum of the Risorgimento

Teodoro Correr left his art and history collection to the city in 1830. The Napoleon Wing in the 1800s was visited by kings and emporers, from this, up a long and elegant staircase one reaches the first floor of the Neoclassical Rooms and the noteworthy collection of sculptures by Antonio Canova (1757-1882).

The next rooms to visit are those of the New Public Prosecutors which were designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616), and where the Serenissima’s best magistrates worked. These four large rooms now house the Museum of Venetian Art and History where civil life in the Republic, from every day to that of the institutions, navy, city development and traditional feast days is depicted.

In the four rooms on the first floor is also the Collection of  Historical Art dedicated to small bronzes with important Venetian examples dating from the 15th and 17th centuries.

On the second floor is a collection of Venetian paintings dating from the 1500s:  Lorenzo Veneziano, Bellini, Carpaccio, Cosmè Tura, Antonello da Messina, Lorenzo Lotto. They follow on one after the other in a well thought out display by Carlo Scarpa.
On the second floor the Museum of the Risorgimento, is designed more for teaching and learning purposes and conserves documents, memorabilia, paintings and prints from this period of Italian history.

Annexed to the museum is the Library of Venetian Art and History with a large collection of archived documents, the famous consulting room for prints and drawings, the Photographic Archive and the Centre for cataloguing and multimedia production.

Useful informations:
Address: Ala Napoleonica, Piazza San Marco, 52 cap 30124 - Venezia  
(+39)0412405211 (+39)0415209070 (+39)0415200935
Opening times: April - November 9 - 6; 2 November - 31 March 9 - 5 p.m. Closed on 1st January and 25th December
Entrance: full price € 13.00 reduced € 7.50 (San Marco Museum Plus), full price€ 18.00 reduced € 12.00 (Museum Pass)
disabled entrance, archives, photographic archives, teaching archives and classroom, library, guided itinerary for the visually impaired, museum publications, restaurant, study room, shop, guided visits.
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Linee Actv: 1/ 82 fermata San Marco o San Zaccaria

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