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Venice Guide: Correr Museum

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Correr Museum

This building was built between 1806-1814 during the Napoleonic era when Venice was part of the Kingdom of Italy (1806-1814) and stepson of Napoleon, Eugene de Beauharnais, was Viceroy.
The Venetian painter Giuseppe Borsato worked on the decoration of the interiors, producing a personal and very careful interpretation of the Empire style.

The Correr Museum takes its name from Teodoro Correr (1750-1830), a passionate art collector who was a member of an old family of the Venetian aristocracy.
However, initially the collection was not on display to the public as an organic whole. During the era of its third curator Vincenzo Lazari it became a proper museum.

Correr Museum front view
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Sculpture in Correr Museum
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The Museum is laid out in various sections that offer a fascinating insight into the Art and History of Venice.
The first section occupies the Napoleonic Wing itself, a nineteenth-century palace for kings and emperors. Here a noteworthy collection of works by the greatest sculptor of the age, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)can be seen.

The second section is Procuratie Nuove, which were designed by the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616). It was once housed some of the most important civic authorities within the Republic of Venice.
The spacious rooms now contain collections that document various aspects of Venetian History – from daily life to public instutions, from naval achievements to local festivities.



Guide to the Correr Museum

Beyond these rooms begins the exhibition of the Art Collection, which continues on the second floor.
The period covered ranges from the very earliest days of Venetian painting right up to the sixteenth century, with many of the works on display being incomparable masterpieces.

Courtesan by Giacomo Franco, Correr Museum
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Art work in the interior of Correr Museum
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Correr Museum Hours:

From April 01 to October 31
9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
(Ticket office 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
From November 01 to March 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Ticket office 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Closed on
25th December, 1st January
Correr Museum contact:
Museo Correr
San Marco 52, 30124 Venice
Entrance for the public:
St. Mark’s Square, Napoleonic Wing, Monumental Staircase
Tel. +39 041 2405211
Fax +39 041 5200935

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