This museum registered its presence in the early eighties and is located in an old Gothic Palace once owned by the famous Pesaro family. The museum is named after a renowned Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny who has bought this museum to make his own photography studio. Fortuny is a famous sculpture, designer, photographer, skills man and what not. He excels in almost every field. It is known that the museum is donated to Venice city after the death of Fortuny and before that he himself has designed the studio by his famous paintings, furniture and other works.
After visiting the studio one can sense the atmosphere of ancient Venice culture which provides a soothing effect to one’s soul and provides a kind of internal happiness. The museum is a hub for the rich compilation of great ancient writings which are sorted properly according to the topics such as painting, textile, light, clothing and a lot more. Unfortunately, not much works in the field of fabrics are available in the museum but one can still find famous Delphos dresses and few copies of Fortuny fabrics. There is some space which is devoted to the visual communication and thus makes the visit more interesting and glorious for the international tourists.
Museum also consists of silk embroidered women dresses, beautifully designed panels, prominent paintings, and special furniture and has therefore set a benchmark in the history of Venice. Products designed and decorated with the threads of Gold and Silver are amongst the most precious things that are found in this museum. Because of the presence of special exhibitions that are presented in the museum, it makes the museum a stand out in the crowd. Presence of dim lamps in the museum rooms make them out of the ordinary and visitors at no time looses their interest.
The presence of Venetian female portraits just proves to be an icing on the cake. The museum is full of prominent historical works and is even considered a jewel which is often not noticed by the tourists. And what’s more the building of the museum is so magnificent that nobody can turn back after looking towards it.
Palazzo Pesaro – Mariano Fortuny Museum
3958, Campo San Beneto – Sestiere San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy.
Open from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm (the ticket office remains open till 05:00 pm). The museum is closed on every Tuesday. The museum also remains closed on 1st January, 1st May, and 25th December.
Full price: 9 €
Reduced price: 6 €
There is a free entry for children below six years of age, physically disable people, official tourists, and school teachers.
Tourists can also buy the Museum Card (costs 18 €) and can also secure an entry to other museum’s such as the Correr museum and the Archaeological Museum.
For any further information regarding the visit, please visit the museum’s official website: www.museiciviciveneziani.it
The works of this museum are something different from the other similar museums. Also the fashion in which they are displayed makes the visit more enjoyable. So rent apartments in Venice and try this museum which has a different taste.