The Correr Museum and St. Mark’s Library (Biblioteca Marciana)

For those who want to know more about the arts and the history of the Venetian Republic.

The Correr Museum displays an invaluable collection of paintings, historical objects, porcelain, little bronze sculptures, through which it is possible to “read” the history of the Venetian Republic from its origins up to the fall.
The recently restored rooms where the Austrian Emperors Sissi and Francis Joseph used to live while in Venice let the visitors enter the period of the Austrian domination.
The exquisite painting gallery shows masterpieces of different periods: Veneto-Byzantine, Gothic, and Early Renaissance, from Paolo Veneziano and the Vivarini family, to Antonello da Messina, and then up to Giovanni Bellini e Vittore Carpaccio. It includes also paintings by artists from Northern Europe of the same age.
Passing through the rooms of the Archaeological Museum visitors reach St. Mark’s Library, the “coffer” of the Venetian culture, embellished by Titian’s, Veronese’s and Tintoretto’s masterpieces.

Time: 2 hours

Notes: The fare does not include entrance fees. The fare for groups has to be agreed with the guide.