"Museo Correr." Museo Correr Tip by breughel

Museo Correr, Venice: 12 reviews and 18 photos

  A Doge.
by breughel

This was our second visit to the Museo Correr. The first visit going back to the early nineties had not really fulfilled us with enthusiasm; this visit was better because a new room has been opened i.e. "the Sansovino library" which is interesting.
The museum is a classic of Venice because it is located in the Procuratie Nuove which was designed by the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616) and once housed some of the most important civic authorities within the Republic of Venice. It is interesting to visit these rooms which now contain collections documenting various aspects of Venetian History.
Actually we started our visit by the Museo Correr because you can buy here a combined ticket (San Marco Museum Plus) for the Doge's Palace without queuing. The entrance is by the Napoleonic wing from 1810 closing the west side of Piazza San Marco. The Neo-classical rooms are supposed to be "sumptuous" what is not really what my wife and I felt even if there are sculptures from Antonio Canova.
The historical part on the first floor is interesting especially if it is your first visit to Venice. You will see, mostly from paintings, documents and objects what the doges and public institutions looked like, what where the naval achievements (the Lepante victory against the Turks) and local festivities of the Serenissima Republic.
It's a good introduction to the visit of the Doge's Palace.
On the second floor are shown many paintings from the Venetian school with a number of masterpieces, several Bellini's and the Vittore Carpaccio's "Two Venetian Noblewomen" (The Courtesans).

Open: 9 - 19 h (1/04 - 31/10); 10 - 17 h (1/11 - 31/03)
Price: see my tip on combined ticket San Marco Museum Plus (13 ?, reduced 7,50 ?) for 5 museums.
There is a cafeteria where we got a "spremuta di arrancia" fresh pressed oranges at the very reasonable price of 4,50 ?.
No air conditioning.
Photos not allowed.

Address: Piazza San Marco
Phone: +39 041 2405211
Website: http://www.correr.visitmuve.it

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 23, 2010
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