House Museum Querini Stampalia - Entrance ticket

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Taste a unique blend of old and contemporary masterpieces far from the crowds

A precious example of a house-museum, among the best preserved in Europe, the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice offers a fascinating display on the life, style and traditions of the most refined élite of the Serenissima. Originally the residence of the powerful Querini family, the palace still exudes the sophisticated atmosphere for which the Serenissima was envied throughout Europe… Visiting the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice also means appreciating an unusual mix of ancient and contemporary art and architecture, attained thanks to the restoration works designed by the likes of Carlo Scarpa, Mario Botta and Michele de Lucchi, and the rich collections of Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia, opened for the first time to the general public and featuring works by Canaletto, Domenico Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Arturo Martini and Alberto Viani.

Take advantage of online booking to plan your visit to the Querini Stampalia Museum: online tickets and dedicated lane in the event of queues at the ticket office! You will walk into a special place, located just a few steps from St. Mark’s Square but not yet discovered by mass tourism, where past and present coexist in perfect harmony.

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The date entered at the time of booking is just a guideline: the ticket is open date and therefore if you need to, you can use it on a date different from the one indicated at the time of booking, provided it is included in the opening days/times of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice.

  • Full: €14.00
  • Reduced*: €10.00
    - Over 70
    - University Students
    - Friends of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana
    - Youth Card Cinema Card
    - CTS
    - FAI
    - Rolling Venice Card
    - Touring Club
    - Coop Alleanza 3.0 members
    - Ca 'Foscari Alumni
    - Auser members
  • Free*
    - Accredited journalists
    - Tourist guides with regional and national license
    - Icom members
    - Aica press
    - Children up to 18 years
    - People with disabilities + 1 companion
    - Friends of querini stampalia
    - Friends of the mart
    - Friends of the museum of modern art mario rimoldi
    - Owners of venezia unica city pass adult, junior, san marco
    - Employees of Intesa San Paolo
    - Residents in the municipality of venice (on sundays only).

*When collecting your ticket, you may be asked for the document, or the card, which certifies your right to the concession or free entry.

The voucher you will receive at the end of the online booking must be presented at the ticket office of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy, both in paper and electronic format on mobile devices, so that it can be converted into the admission ticket.

Querini Stampalia Foundation Opening Times & Days

  • from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm (The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the museum closes)
    Closed: Monday

Fondazione Querini Stampalia How to get there & Accessibility

Querini Stampalia Foundation - Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello 5252, 30122 Venice.

Waster buses:

  • lines 1 and 2 stop 'Rialto'
  • lines 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 7, 20 stop 'San Zaccaria'.

For wheelchair users, access to the building is from Corte Nova (on the opposite side to Campo Santa Maria Formosa), at the entrance in the cafeteria courtyard. A video intercom system will put you in touch with a reception staff member. Thanks to the renovation work carried out since the mid-80s, today the building is completely accessible for people with disabilities (except for the area restored by Carlo Scarpa where major alterations to comply with regulations are not allowed due to listed status) and has three norm-compliant lifts and two toilets fully equipped for people with disabilities.

Visitor services: cafeteria, bookshop and official app (available in Italian and downloadable from the Apple Store for a fee).
No animals of any size are allowed inside the building of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, with the exception of guide dogs for the blind and service dogs for the assistance of people with disabilities.

Description

Listed as one of the most important institutions in Venice, the Querini Stampalia Foundation has been open to the public since 1869. Thanks to the extensive restoration works carried out in the last century by big names in contemporary architecture, the building has kept pace with the times and today represents a gateway to the past of Venice, also open to the present: in addition to functioning primarily as a house-museum, it hosts events, concerts and exhibitions, also housing artwork from the 19th and 20th centuries and by young contemporary artists who have been invited to 'dialogue' with the building itself.

The visit to the Querini Stampalia Foundation starts on the second floor, where a host of paintings, period frames and historic furnishings, displayed with the same attention as the original home, takes the visitor back in time. It is also possible to learn more about the history of the family, the palace and the collections, thanks to information sheets elegantly "hidden" in each room in order not to ruin the masterfully recreated atmosphere. The main part of the house-museum dates back to the '700s, when the artistic choices and the lifestyle of the family veered towards a more modern and enlightened vision. Portraits, views, furnishing accessories, musical instruments and Sèvres porcelains testify to the tasteful passion for collecting of the Querini Family. Among the masterpieces on the second floor: paintings by Pietro Longhi, the collection of Gabriel Bella, the famous Presentation of Jesus at the Temple by Giovanni Bellini and works by Palma il Vecchio, Palma il Giovane, Sebastiano Ricci and Giambattista Tiepolo.

The visit continues on the third floor of the palace which, since 21 November 2018, houses the permanent and vast collections of the Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia, displaying exceptional heritage from various eras consistent with the taste of the Querini Family and with the very history of the Foundation. Paintings, sculptures, furnishings, ancient volumes, manuscripts and coins dating from the 16th to the 20th century, owned by Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia and never displayed to the public before. In addition to the works already mentioned above - two paintings by Canaletto, the great sketch of Paradise by Domenico Tintoretto and that of the Last Judgment by Giambattista Tiepolo, sculptures by Arturo Martini and Alberto Viani - you can admire works by great masters of the Venetian school up to Caffi and Ciardi, rare editions of Venetian printing, wood carvings and engravings by Carlevarijs, Canaletto and Marieschi, and a copy of the large map of Venice by Jacopo de 'Barbari, which joins the one already held by the Foundation.

The rooms of the new exhibition wing have been renovated by the eclectic architect and designer Michele de Lucchi. Born in 1951, de Lucchi’s work spans over many different fields, from design –he created the famous Tolomeo table lamp - to architecture – the spectacular Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi was designed by him – and also art and craft. De Lucchi has created a sort of itinerary where emotions are expanded and the visitor can decide whether to start the visit from the 16th century works up to the 20th century, or vice versa. The starchitect has infused new life to the rooms, originally used as offices, remaining faithful to both the historical identity of the building and the style and layout of the house museum. The opening to the public of the third floor of the building will also allow visitors to enjoy a new, fascinating panoramic view over the rooftops of Venice and the splendid Basilica of Santa Maria Formosa.

The visit to the Querini Stampalia cannot be considered complete without going through the section redesigned by Carlo Scarpa between 1959 and 1963. A clean architectural vision, the materials used, the innovative concept of the garden and the wise use of water, which when the tide rises enters the building to create large mirroring effects on the floor, have contributed to Scarpa's project being considered a masterpiece in the history of architecture.

 

More specifically, the Querini Stampalia exhibition consists of two sections: Ancient Collections and Modern Acquisitions.

Ancient Collections
A substantial collection of works including furniture and furnishings, artistic masterpieces, musical instruments, coins and small models displaying everyday life, work, affections and culture of the Querini family.

- Paintings: Palma il Vecchio and il Giovane, Bernardo Strozzi, Luca Giordano, Giovanni Bellini, Sebastiano Ricci and Giambattista Tiepolo, not forgetting Pietro Longhi, Gabriel Bella and the numerous portraits of members of the family and nobility: the museum of the Pinacoteca Querini Stampalia in Venice houses about 400 works, for the most part collected by the family over the centuries.

- Sculptures: the museum boasts several works of undisputed value, such as busts by Michele Fabris called Ongaro, the sketch of Letizia Bonaparte by Antonio Canova and the Head of a Child by Medardo Rosso.

- Drawings: composed primarily by a body of 34 works attributed to the schools of Giovanni Bellini and Tiziano, as well as Ludovico Carracci, Jacopo Tintoretto and Marco Ricci, the rich collection of drawings of the Querini Stampalia Foundation also hosts twentieth century drawings of the so-called 'capesarini' generation and sketches and projects by Carlo Scarpa for the restoration of the ground floor of the building in the early 60s.

- Prints: antique and epistolary texts, toponymy prints, famous people from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, scenes of Venetian life, rare books such as Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso with illustrations by Giambattista Piazzetta, atlases from the eighteenth century, ... for a total of 2,634 individual prints and 200 illustrated volumes. The large collection of Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice also presents several works by Venetian engravers from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century.

- Furniture: the fascinating history of interior design during the Serenissima Republic is displayed in the halls of the building, including furniture made of walnut and lacquered wood, inspired by the style and empire of Louis XVI, with a typically Venetian elegance and a lightness that recalls Queen Anne and Chippendale. Particular attention is paid to the furnishings of Alvise Querini's bedroom with frescoes and stuccos in neoclassical style dating back to the late eighteenth century.

- Porcelain: the Museum preserves a splendid set, with a Sèvres porcelain centerpiece, purchased in Paris by Alvise Querini at the end of the eighteenth century: 244 perfectly preserved pieces that allow us to admire the excellent workmanship and the meticulous decorations.

- Tapestries and Fabrics: the development of taste for furnishing fabrics in an interesting collection of textile products: about 70 pieces, including tapestries, curtains, trimmings, cords and bows, and 14 extraordinary woolen and silk tapestries of Flemish manufacture, dating from the second half of the sixteenth century and the beginning of the seventeenth century.

- Musical instruments: numerous archives and letters testify to the important role of music for the Querini Stampalia family. The museo della Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice has a significant collection of instruments from the sixteenth to the seventeenth century, including a violin by Martinus Kaiser, head of violin making in Venice, and two small bowls by Carlo Tononi, of which only three specimens can be found in the world.
The collection of musical manuscripts, contained in elegantly bound codices, is also very interesting.

- Coins and Medals: 2616 pieces, including 870 Greek and Roman coins, 141 Venetian coins and 429 contemporary Italian and foreign coins and medals make this one of the most interesting numismatic collections in Venice.

- Artillery models: the collection of artillery models of the Querini Stampalia Museum in Venice is also noteworthy: Venice has a long tradition in the making of cannons, which were always the subject of intense studying and research. Before entering production, a bronze model on a wood carriage used to be made: 25 of these models, some of which bearing the family coat of arms, are now part of the collection of the Galleria Querini Stampalia in Venice.

 

Recent acquisitions
In addition to the antique collections, the Carlo Scarpa Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice has been enriched thanks to purchases and donations starting from the second half of the nineteenth century. In more recent times, based on the principle that the most sensitive side of contemporary art can help to better understand the time we live in and look at the past with a different perspective, the Foundation has called upon representatives of the contemporary art scene - including Joseph Kosuth, Elisabetta Di Maggio, Remo Salvadori, Stefano Arienti, Maria Morganti and Mariateresa Sartori –to add their personal contribution to this splendid historic home.

- Mazzariol Fund: born from the desire to remember Giuseppe Mazzariol, a scholar, professor, art and contemporary architecture critic, and his deep connection with the Querini Stampalia Foundation, which he directed from 1957 to 1974, the fund includes works by Edmondo Bacci, Le Corbusier, Zoran Music, Mario Deluigi, Mark di Suvero, Alberto Viani, Gino Morandis, Virgilio Guidi, Paolo Dorigo, William Congdon, Fabrizio Plessi and Luciano Vistosi, as well as a section dedicated to design and architecture with works by Luciano Gemin, Gae Aulenti, Achille Castiglioni and Mario Botta.

- Da Venezia Fund: considered one of the protagonists of Venetian painting between the First and Second World Wars, Eugenio Da Venezia donated 25 of his works to the Fondazione Querini Stampalia and a legacy to promote the rediscovery of the Venetian figurative art of his time and the artists belonging, as he did, to the Carminati Palace group.

Padoan Fund: majolica, porcelain, bronzes, silver, crystals, enamels and glass ... The precious collection of Ada Morandi and Romano Padoan, famous antique owners of 'Giuseppe Dominici' shop, has been donated to the Querini Stampalia Foundation by their son Renato.

- Ghirri Fund: in 2015 Roberto Lombardi, collector of contemporary art, gave a number of works by Luigi Ghirri to the Querini Stampalia Museum on loan for use. These are 31 photographs, dated between 1985 and 1990, many of which belong to the series 'The profile of the clouds'.

- Stefani Fund: including 6800 volumes from the private library of the Venetian poet Mario Stefani, 3 posters, 16 nameplates he received for his intense cultural activity, 26 paintings and graphic works and a numerous letters exchanged with writers and artists - such as Manlio Dazzi, Giorgio de Chirico , Virgilio Guidi, Maria Luisa Spaziani - this fund reveals the local and national lyric production to us.

8 reviews for House Museum Querini Stampalia - Entrance ticket

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9/10

beth & william

September 2018

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 08 Oct `18 - Booking No. 18186064

'A glimpse of Venetian life'

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Not that easy to find, but worth the effort to do so ! Originally a private home, the interiors are elegant and the art collection very interesting. You’ll get to see the entire living quarters of a rich Venetian family, it offers an interesting perspective to experience Venice.

Strengths

Interesting architecture

Weaknesses

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6.5/10

Vic

September 2018

Other

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 18 Sep `18 - Booking No. 18188008

'a mixture of old and new'

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An unusual house museum… While walking through the ground floor with the renovating spaces, I wondered what I was going to see. On the upper floor you have a glimpse into the Venetian life in the past.

Strengths

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Weaknesses

in my opinion nothing special

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7.5/10

Isaac

August 2018

Young couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 12 Sep `18 - Booking No. 18168446

'Charming boutique museum in Venice'

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Dont’ miss the two areas on the ground floor and the beautiful, small, English garden with oriental influence. After the visit take a coffee and enjoy a quiet area for sitting and talking away from the crowd.

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8.5/10

venicelovers

August 2018

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 23 Aug `18 - Booking No. 18151006

'A Palace-Museum in the heart of Venice'

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We really enjoyed the ground floor designed by Carlo Scarpa and the beautiful garden. On the upper floors there are items from the Querini family such as furniture, sculptures, porcelain, paintings, chandeliers, etc. Dont’ miss the painting by Bellini, Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, and works by other well-known artists (Giordano, Tiepolo, Pietro Longhi etc). The museum also has a nice café and a bookshop.

Strengths

Staff is pleasant and helpful

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8/10

Simon

July 2018

Solo traveler

AUSTRALIA

Reviewed on 16 Aug `18 - Booking No. 18139272

'Great place'

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After the palazzo ducale, you should go to the Querini Museum. It is a little off the beaten track but worth seeking out, definitely one of the most peaceful museum I’ve ever visited. Inside you will see the best of one of the greatest family of Venezia and in the cafe / coffee bar on the ground floor locals meet for a coffee and a chat.

Strengths

great cafe

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