Museums and Galleries in Venice

major museums, galleries and collections in Venice and the Veneto In Venice, the Academy Galleries (Accademia) house the major collections of Venetian painting from the 14th to the 18th centuries; the G. Franchetti Gallery also has important paintings, and the Guggenheim Collection exhibits … [Read more...]

Palazzo Ducale or The Doge's Palace

One of the premier symbols of Venice: Although the office of the Doge of Venice was created in the seventh century, it was not until the 9th century that the first ducal palace was built. This old palace was destroyed by a series of fire. The existing Palazzo Ducale, located at one end of the … [Read more...]

A Secret Tour Inside the Doge’s Palace

Doge's Palace - Home to the Doge as well as the Infamous Prisons: Since the early days of the Venetian Republic, the Doge's Palace was the seat of the government, housed the Palace of Justice and was the residence of the Doge. It was also used to house the administrative offices of the … [Read more...]

Venice – Piazza San Marco

A Piazza full of history: Piazza San Marco is usually the starting point of any sightseeing tour of Venice. There's a lot to see here and within this Piazza are some of the greatest historic landmarks of Venice. At the eastern end are two of Venice's most important landmarks - the Basilica … [Read more...]