About Elisa Z
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Jul 2012
35-49 year old female
I love traveling! Experience other cultures, learn new languages, taste exotic food and see the world from different perspectives.
Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
Art Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Castles, Architectural Buildings, Art Museums
Art Museums, Castles
The Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) is one of the major symbols of Venice. Visitors can tour the Doge's private apartments, the New Prisons, and the Sale Instituzionali (Institutional Chambers), where the most important political decisions were made. Also of note is the Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Higher Council Hall), which is decked out in sumptuous decorations by Veronese, Palma il Giovane, Jacopo and Domenico Tintoretto.
Located in the Sestriere di Dorsoduro, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection showcases an incredible collection of modern art, by famed artists including Picasso, Duchamp, Kandinsky and Dalì. All are housed in the Palazzo Venier, itself an extraordinary work of art.
The elaborate palace Ca' Rezzonico was built in the 18th century and decorated by some of the city's most famous artists. In the 19th century, writer Robert Browning lived here, and the palace finally became a museum in the 1930s. Although much of the original artwork was sold away, the painstaking restoration is a beautiful representation of 19th-century Venice.
After years of restoration, the Galleria dell'Accademia's stunning facade is finally visible again. Named for the Academy of Fine Arts, which was founded in the 17th century and shared the same building until ten years ago, the Accademia hosts the works of such beloved artists as Giorgione, Bellini, Tintoretto and Tiziano.
One of the most beautiful palaces in Venice, the Ca' d'Oro hosts the entire collection of Baron Giorgio Franchetti, including furniture, paintings, tapestries, sculptures and ceramics that represent Venetian material culture throughout the centuries.
Built in the 17th century, the Palazzo Mocenigo hosts a rich selection of rare textiles and costumes from the 17th and 18th century. A tour of the rooms is a peek into the life of the Venetian aristocracy.
The building that houses the Museo di Storia Naturale was a Turk's warehouse back in the 13th century. Today, it is an innovative, interactive museum with a rich collection of fossils, animals and artefacts. This is a great option for families.
In Italy, many cities and even small towns have their own Archaeological Museums. The Venetian Museo Archeologico Nazionale is located in Piazza San Marco and showcases valuable artworks from the Aegean Sea area, whose purchases were possible thanks to the city's cultural and commercial relationships with Greece.