The name earns its name from the world famous aristocrat Teodoro Correr and opened to the public in 1836. Initially Correr was a ballroom but it turned into a museum for the great amount of Venetian history, sculptures, paintings and numerous other art forms that this building bares.
On the first floor of the museum the work of renowned Italian architect Antonio Canova is presented. Since the 18th century his sculptures have become famous worldwide, but particularly among Italians. The bronze and marble sculptures catch everyone’s attention. An entire room is dedicated to eye-catching paintings by German and Flemish painters. Antonello da Messina and Giovanni Bellini have also contributed works to the museum which make the visit even more worthwhile.
On the second floor many Venetian paintings are exhibited in chronological order to depict the development of the culture of Venice over the years. Also exhibited are paintings of great Italian masters, for example “The Two Venetian Ladies” and “A Man with a red Cap”, by Vittore Carpaccio.
On the top floor of the Correr Museum you will find a historical library that contains much of the rich heritage of Venetian culture and the development in the field of art. Besides all of this, the museum organizes other interesting exhibitions from time to time. It is recommended to take a guided tour to get an idea of the historical framework, because the museum is very big and 15 rooms are dedicated to the history of the city before it was even associated with Italy.
Museo Correr (Correr Museum)
7, Piazzetta San Marco (Plaza de San Marcos) – San Marco
From November 1 to March 31: 9:00 am to 05:00 pm (the ticket office closes at 04:00 pm).
From April 1 to October 31: 9:00 am to 07:00 pm (the ticket office closes at 06:00 pm).
However the museum remains closed on 1st January and 25th December.
Adults: 12 €.
Students from 15 to 25 years of age: 6.50 €.
Rolling Venice Card: 6.50 €.
The entrance to the museum is free for the children below six years of age. There are also some special packages available for families.
For further information visit the museum’s official website www.museiciviciveneziani.it
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