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Museo Correr

Museo Correr Museo Correr

The Museo Correr is the civic museum located in the Piazza San Marco, facing the basilica of St. Mark that it partially occupies, and is entered by way of the Napoleonic wing of the bureaucratic buildings, or Procuratie, framing three-quarters of the piazza. The museum offers a fascinating insight into the art and history of Venice.

Interesting collection of globes, starting from the 16th century. There is also an only library hall, an archeological museum of Roman antiques and an important picture gallery. At the end of your visit, don't miss the museum art cafe, with their tables on the San Marco square.

The museum on the second floor flows into the Procuratie Nuova designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi. The Ala Napoleonica was built after the occupying French razed the small church of San Gimignano that faced the opulent Byzantine Basilica di San Marco.

The museum holds art, documents, artifacts, and maps that chart the history and daily life of Venice across the centuries. The art collection was donated to Venice by Teodoro Correr in 1830, and today, thanks to many more donations, constitutes the main Venetian Civic Museum. The Napoleonic Wing has sumptuous Neoclassical decoration and houses a noteworthy collection of works by Antonio Canova. The second floor has masterpieces of Antonello da Messina, Carpaccio, Bellin and Lotto that are displayed to illustrate the History of Venice during its highest period of glory. The Museum of Risorgimento, the Museum Library and the Cabinet of Prints and Drawings are associated to the Correr Museum.

The museum also has shown one person exhibitions of contemporary artist such as Anselm Kieffer, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Enzo Cucchi and Lawrence Carroll.

The entry of the museum not only reflects the monumental architecture of the Napoleonic period but also the neoclassical style of the Asburgo.

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