The Museo Correr is the civic museum located in the Piazza San Marco, facing the basilica of St. Mark that it partially occupies, and is entered by way of the Napoleonic wing of the bureaucratic buildings, or Procuratie, framing three-quarters of the piazza. The museum offers a fascinating insight into the art and history of Venice.
Interesting collection of globes, starting from the 16th century. There is also an only library hall, an archeological museum of Roman antiques and an important picture gallery. At the end of your visit, don't miss the museum art cafe, with their tables on the San Marco square.
The museum on the second floor flows into the Procuratie Nuova designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi. The Ala Napoleonica was built after the occupying French razed the small church of San Gimignano that faced the opulent Byzantine Basilica di San Marco.
The museum holds art, documents, artifacts, and maps that chart the history and daily life of Venice across the centuries. The art collection was donated to Venice by Teodoro Correr in 1830, and today, thanks to many more donations, constitutes the main Venetian Civic Museum. The Napoleonic Wing has sumptuous Neoclassical decoration and houses a noteworthy collection of works by Antonio Canova. The second floor has masterpieces of Antonello da Messina, Carpaccio, Bellin and Lotto that are displayed to illustrate the History of Venice during its highest period of glory. The Museum of Risorgimento, the Museum Library and the Cabinet of Prints and Drawings are associated to the Correr Museum.
The museum also has shown one person exhibitions of contemporary artist such as Anselm Kieffer, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Enzo Cucchi and Lawrence Carroll.
The entry of the museum not only reflects the monumental architecture of the Napoleonic period but also the neoclassical style of the Asburgo.
Map of Museo Correr
Address: Museo Correr
San Marco, 52
T +39 041 2405211
F +39 041 5200935
Entrance for the public: St. Mark’s Square, Napoleonic Wing, Monumental Staircase.
Vaporetto: San Zaccaria stop - Line #1, line 4.1, line 5.1 and line 5.2
Vallaresso stop - Line #1
Giardinetti stop - Line #2
Opening Hours: from April 1st to October 31st
10 am – 7 pm (ticket office 10 am – 6 pm)
from November 1st to March 31st
10 am – 5 pm (ticket office 10 am – 4 pm)
Closed on December 25th and January 1st
Tickets: ST. MARK'S SQUARE MUSEUMS TICKET
A single ticket valid for the Doge's Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. This ticket is valid for 3 months and grants one single admission to each museum.
Ticket full price: 16,00 euros
Ticket reduced: 8,00 euros (Children aged from 6 to 14; students aged from 15 to 25; citizens over 65).
Free entrance: Venetian citizens; children aged from 0 to 5; disabled people with helper.
Family Offer: for families of two adults and at least one child (aged 6 to 18): 1 ticket full price, the others at reduced tariff.
School Offer: 5,50 euros per person (valid from September 1st to March 15th): for students accompanied by their teachers.
Martin Wednesday, 20 February 2013 18:47 Comment Link
We enjoyed over 3 hours in this great and extensive complex of museums. The Imperial rooms, recently open to the public, are sumptuous and with much associated history. It was interesting to see the private rooms used by Empress ‘Sissi’, the study and bedroom. The state rooms are highly decorative; the dining room for non-official functions has beautiful lighting and the delightful Oval room has 2 lovely sculptures.
We found the Venetian life and culture coverage very engaging. The central role of the sea is displayed with models of galleys, navigational instruments and tools and information on the great Arsenale and its prodigious output. Paintings portray some of the many naval battles.
The rooms devoted to the Doge contain many artifacts. These include a Corno the distinctive hat worn by the Doge and the straw basket presented annually by nuns to the Doge. A complete room is given over to the vast range of coins used by the Republic over 1000 years.
The art galleries has a prodigious Venetian collection spanning the earliest ones up to those of the Bellini family, father and sons. We liked very much the latter especially the vibrant ‘Madonna and Child’ and ‘The Transfiguration’ by Giovanni. We admired Carpaccio’s ‘Two Venetian Ladies’ and his wonderful ‘Scene of Hunting in the Lagoon’.
Canova’s works are marvellous and wide ranging. The model of the ‘Monument to Titian’ and his numerous plaster casts are wonderful as are the stone Orpheus and Eurydice.
The monumental rooms of Sansovino's Library are entrancing with highly decorative ceilings and numerous paintings on the walls. In the main room an exhibition of more modern portraiture was underway, many of which we liked.