Museums and Churches in Venice

Below is the list of museums open to the public, with the indication of the days and times.

PALAZZO DUCALE: Palazzo Ducale finally reopens its doors. Beauty awaits you in complete safety.
OPENING HOURS: every Thursday and Friday from 10.00 to 18.00.

CORRER MUSEUM: the doors of the Correr Museum also reopen.
OPENING HOURS: every Thursday and Friday from 11.00 to 17.00.

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM: Starting from 11 February, the PGC reopens to the public the rooms of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni.

OPENING HOURS: Thursday and Friday from 10am to 6pm (Reservation is required)


GALLERIE DELL'ACCADEMIA: From Monday 8 February the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice will reopen to the public!

OPENING HOURS: Monday, from 8.15 am to 2.15 pm, and from Tuesday to Friday, from 8.15 am to 7.15 pm.


JEWISH MUSEUM: the Jewish Museum of Venice, in its temporary location, opens to the public.

OPENING HOURS: Thursdays from 11.00 to 18.30; Fridays from 10.00 to 15.30.

SCALA CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO: The most imposing and valuable spiral staircase in Venice awaits you!

OPENING HOURS: every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.00 to 18.00, by booking online.


MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL ART: From February 4th, you will be able to return to see the armor, the sedan chair and all our splendid works, including the recently restored Chinese inlaid furniture!

OPENING HOURS:  Every Thursday and Friday morning 9.00; 10.15; 11.30. (book a visit at +39 041 5241173)


PALAZZO GRIMANI: from 3 February reopens to the public. The itinerary will be temporarily limited to exhibitions: Domus Grimani 1594 - 2019, The collection of classical sculptures in the palace after 4 centuries and Forms of Buddhist art. OPENING HOURS:  from Wednesday to Friday from 10:00 to 19:00.


NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF VENICE: open to the public from 8 February.
OPENING HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.00 to 13.30


GIORGIO FRANCHETTI GALLERY AT CA 'D'ORO: open to the public from February 3rd. The route will be temporarily limited (monumental courtyard, garden, itinerary among the masterpieces on the first floor and loggia on the Grand Canal). OPENING HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9.00 to 13.30



According to the mystery provisions, the Museums will not be open on weekends.

An excellent alternative is to visit the wonderful Venetian churches, real open-air museums, accessible to the public every day!

Here are the names of our favorites:


  • CHURCH OF THE MADONNA DELL'ORTO (Sestiere di Canareggio) known for the works of art kept inside, such as the ten paintings by Jacopo Tintoretto.
  • CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA ASSUNTA OR DEI GESUITI (Sestiere di Canareggio) there are numerous works of art kept inside, such as the eighteenth-century frescoes by Ludovico Dorigny and the martyrdom of San Lorenzo by Titian on the ceilings.
  • CHURCH OF SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE (Island of San Giorgio) can be recognized by the imposing white facade, entirely in marble, supported on four enormous columns. In the background stand the dome and the elegant bell tower, among the highest in the city, reachable by an elevator to enjoy a breathtaking view over the entire historic center.
  • SANTA MARIA DEI MIRACOLI CHURCH (Sestiere Canareggio) its peculiarity is the external and internal cladding of polychrome marble. In addition to the magnificent painting of the Madonna and Child on the main altar, to which the church is dedicated as it is considered miraculous by the inhabitants of the area.
  • THE BASILICA DEI FRARI (Sestiere di San Polo) the largest church in Venice. It stands out for its imposing architecture and the unmistakable Venetian Gothic style. Worthy of note are the work Assunta by Tiziano, the most important of the basilica, and the wooden statue of Giovanni Battista, a masterpiece by Donatello and dating back to 1438.
  • CHURCH OF SAN NICOLÒ DEI MENDICOLI (Sestiere Dorsoduro) is one of the oldest in the city with a thirteenth-century bell tower. Worth noting is the splendid sixteenth-century organ and the paintings of the Veronese school.