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POLO MUSEALE VENEZIANO


POLO MUSEALE VENEZIANO

Accademia Galleries

Galleria Giorgio Franchetti
Cà d'Oro

Palazzo Grimani

 


Accademia Galleries
Campo della Carità, Dorsoduro 1050, 30123 Venice

 

The palace, which was the residence of the Santa Maria Formosa branch of the Grimani family, originally was an ancient casa da stazio, a typical Venetian merchant residence featuring an inner courtyard, a loggia with a colonnade, and a garden. It was expanded in the sixteenth century and decorated with frescoes, marble and stucco that make it absolutely unique in Venice, more similar to its Roman counterparts of the time.
The monumental staircase by Federico Zuccari leads to the first floor piano nobile, where visitors may admire the Chamber of Callisto adorned with stuccoes by Giovanni da Udine, or the Chamber of Apollo, with frescoes by Francesco Salviati and stucco and grotesque decorations by Giovanni da Udine, the Foliage Room and Dining Room decorated with naturalistic motifs by Camillo Mantovano, the sumptuous fireplaces and the striking original Venetian floors.
The precious collection of ancient marbles, to which Palazzo Grimani owed its fame, was exhibited in the various rooms and in particular in the Tribuna, specifically designed with an architectural structure of niches and shelves that created a spectacular installation for the over one hundred and thirty Greek and Roman sculptures. In 1587, a significant part of the collected was bequeathed by Giovanni Grimani to the Serenissima Republic of Venice, with instructions that the works should be exhibited to the public in the anteroom of the Libreria Marciana, the original structure of which may still be seen today. Part of the collection is now preserved in the adjacent National Archaeological Museum.
One of the rooms displays the triptych with the “Visions of the Hereafter” by Hieronymous Bosch.

Information:
Open: Monday 8:15 am – 2:00 pm (last entrance 1:15 pm) / from Tuesday to Sunday 8:15 am – 7:15 pm (last entrance 6:30 pm)
Closed: Monday afternoons, 25th December, 1st January, 1st May

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Galleria Giorgio Franchetti - Ca' d'Oro
Cannaregio 3932, 30121 Venice

 

The Ca’ d’Oro museum is a legacy of Baron Giorgio Franchetti (Turin 1865 – Venice 1922), who in 1916 bequeathed the building itself – which he purchased and restored – and the original core of the art collection now on exhibit in the museum, to the Italian state. 
Built between 1421 and 1440 as a sumptuous residence for the wealthy merchant Marino Contarini, the Ca’ d’Oro, which was altered many times over the centuries, was chosen by Baron Franchetti as an ideal venue for his personal collections, which included period furniture, tapestries, paintings, sculptures and small bronzes. Upon completion of the extensive restoration work carried out by the nobleman, which returned the palace to its ancient splendor, the idea of turning it into a public museum finally became reality in 1927; the original core of the collection grew with the addition of state-owned works of various provenances, mixing masterpieces of the Venetian school with selected pieces by rare and minor masters, most of them Tuscan, and Renaissance works from the Lombard, Veneto, Emilian and Flemish schools, with masterpieces such as the famous Saint Sebastian by Andrea Mantegna.
The arrangement of the current exhibition dates back to the 1970s and 80s. A new section dedicated to Venetian ceramics was opened in 1992 in the adjacent Palazzo Duodo. Baron Franchetti was also responsible for the monumental restoration of the courtyard and the ground-floor atrium, where his ashes now rest under a porphyry stone, ideally keeping watch over the site. Of particular interest are the floor mosaics, made by the Baron himself and inspired by the Paleo-Christian basilicas, and the fifteenth-century wellhead sculpted by Bartolomeo Bon, which was returned to its original location after it was located and purchased on the Antiques market.
 
Information:
Open: Monday 8:15 am – 2:00 pm (last entrance 1:15 pm) / from Tuesday to Sunday 8:15 am – 7:15 pm (last entrance 6:30 pm)
Closed: 25th December, 1st January, 1st May

 

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Palazzo Grimani
Ramo Grimani, Castello 4858, 30122 Venezia

 

The palace, which was the residence of the Santa Maria Formosa branch of the Grimani family, originally was an ancient casa da stazio, a typical Venetian merchant residence featuring an inner courtyard, a loggia with a colonnade, and a garden. It was expanded in the sixteenth century and decorated with frescoes, marble and stucco that make it absolutely unique in Venice, more similar to its Roman counterparts of the time.
The monumental staircase by Federico Zuccari leads to the first floor piano nobile, where visitors may admire the Chamber of Callisto adorned with stuccoes by Giovanni da Udine, or the Chamber of Apollo, with frescoes by Francesco Salviati and stucco and grotesque decorations by Giovanni da Udine, the Foliage Room and Dining Room decorated with naturalistic motifs by Camillo Mantovano, the sumptuous fireplaces and the striking original Venetian floors.
The precious collection of ancient marbles, to which Palazzo Grimani owed its fame, was exhibited in the various rooms and in particular in the Tribuna, specifically designed with an architectural structure of niches and shelves that created a spectacular installation for the over one hundred and thirty Greek and Roman sculptures. In 1587, a significant part of the collected was bequeathed by Giovanni Grimani to the Serenissima Republic of Venice, with instructions that the works should be exhibited to the public in the anteroom of the Libreria Marciana, the original structure of which may still be seen today. Part of the collection is now preserved in the adjacent National Archaeological Museum.
One of the rooms displays the triptych with the “Visions of the Hereafter” by Hieronymous Bosch.

Information:
Open: Monday 8:15 am – 2:00 pm (last entrance 1:15 pm) / from Tuesday to Sunday 8:15 am – 7:15 pm (last entrance 6:30 pm)
Closed: 25th December, 1st January, 1st May

 

 

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