Fondazione Querini Stampalia - Entrance ticket

A precious example of a house museum, among the best preserved and most famous in Europe, the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice offers a fascinating display on the life, style and traditions of the most refined elite of the Serenissima.

Visiting the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice means entering the ancient home of the Querini family, relishing the sophisticated atmosphere that pervades the rooms, decorated with stuccos and frescoes, and admiring the splendid collections housed inside ... You will come into contact with the representation of Venice as envied around the world, where luxury and culture were an indivisible combination.

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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.

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.

Querini Stampalia Foundation Opening Times & Days

From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Closed: Monday

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the museum closes.

Tickets Querini Stampalia Foundation, Venice

  • Adult: € 14.00
  • Concessions*: € 10.00 - over 70, university students, Friends of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, holders of 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 7 days Junior Venice Card, Venezia Unica City Pass Adult Junior San Marco, 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.

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.

Visitor services: cafeteria, bookshop and official app (available in Italian and downloadable from the Apple Store for a fee).

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.

Description

Listed as one of the most important institutions in Venice, the Querini Stampalia Foundation has been open to the public since 1869. The building houses the Library, Museum and an area for temporary exhibitions.

Following the numerous restoration works carried out in the last century by great architects such as Carlo Scarpa, Valeriano Pastor and Mario Botta, who have managed to enrich the spaces of the ancient sixteenth century palazzo, Querini Stampalia in Venice started to house events, concerts and exhibitions. Moreover, thanks to private donations, the Museum collections can now boast also works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and works by young contemporary artists called to 'dialogue' with the palace itself ... A door to the past of Venice, open to the contemporary world too!

 

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.

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