The Museo Correr has rich and varied collections of art and history of Venice. The Museo Correr originated with the collection bequeathed to the city of Venice in 1830 by Teodoro Correr. A member of a traditional Venetian family, Correr was a meticulous and passionate collector, dedicating most of his life to the collection of both works of art and documents or individual objects that reflected the history of Venice. Upon his death, all this material was donated to the city, together with the family's Grand Canal palace which then housed it. The nobleman also left the city funds to be used in conserving and extending the collections and in making them available to the public.

The first floor of the Museo Correr illustrates the life and culture of the Venetian Republic over the centuries of its political grandeur and independence. Beginning in Room 19, the art collection is divided into two parts. On the first floor, four rooms house the collection of small bronzes, including pieces by Veneto region sculptors from the late 15th to the first decades of the 17th century. On the second floor, 19 rooms display the Picture Gallery, which focuses primarily on Venetian painting up to the 16th century. There are also rooms dedicated to maiolica-work and to carved ivories.

The Picture Gallery starts at the end of Room 14 and comprises examples of Venetian paintings from the very earliest days right up to the beginning of the 16th century.

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Founded: 1830
Category: Museums in Italy

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Rodolphe Gauthier (4 months ago)
The pinacoteca (all the paintings) is closed and the ticket is still 25 euro! Shamefully. Senza vergogna... If the 39 rooms of paintings are closed, there is not much to see for that price... But money is money, and Correr administration doesn't care about art & culture...
Cedric Bru (5 months ago)
Museum filled with memorabilia. Together with the library a place to stroll around. However, although advertised as separate musea, they are to be visited as one.
ramesh khetani (8 months ago)
13 C Opulent art museum for Venetian artworks and antiquities Museo Correr St Mark's Square Venice Italy Europe.
Nick Jouannem (15 months ago)
The architecture is worth the visit. Especially if you have a combined ticket. Some of the rooms are recently restored and gorgeous.
First Name (2 years ago)
Well preserved historical artifacts exposed in unique own Venetian style. The museum is a one of the must visit places and the price is more than attractive, most definitely recommend
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