"Museo Correr" Museo Correr Tip by Jefie
Museo Correr, Venice: 12 reviews and 18 photos
Since our museum pass gave us access to the Museo Correr, we decided to go for a quick visit, which turned out to be a fairly long one because there's quite a lot to see there! The entrance to the museum is located in the Napoleonic wing of the Procuratie buildings on Piazza San Marco, thus called because Napoleon, during the time he reigned over Italy, intended to use it as a royal palace. The monumental staircase that leads to the entrance of the museum gives a good indication of what the palace might have looked like had Napoleon's plans been completed. Museo Correr opened in 1922, taking up the first and second floor of the Napoleonic wing and extending into Procuratie Nuove. It presents the amazing private collection of Teodoro Correr who bequeated his possessions to the city upon his death in 1830. Correr's collection includes several historical artefacts and documents, as well as an impressive collection of Gothic, Renaissance and Neoclassical sculptures and paintings. Some of the museum's most famous pieces include Carpaccio's "Portrait of Man with Red Beret" and Canova's "Daedalus and Icarus". Taken together, they pay a nice tribute to Venice's history and culture, allowing visitors to discover the city under a different angle.
Address: Piazza San Marco, 52
Phone: 041 240 52 11
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