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Skip the line: Correr Museum Guided Tour
Duration: approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes Location: Venice
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Why choose this experience?
|1||To discover the history and traditions of Venice in a fascinating guided visit! The Correr Museum is one of the most important Venetian city museums, a must-visit during your stay in the lagoon.|
|2||To visit the rooms where Sissi lived and admire the dazzling sculptures by Antonio Canova.|
|3||Because you can hassle-free book a guided tour of the Correr Museum online, avoiding wasting time on the spot!|
Are you ready to visit one of the most famous Venetian museums accompanied by a brilliant tour guide? Thanks to this tour you can discover the most important treasures of the Correr Museum and live a unique experience between art, history and traditions.
The name of the museum is dedicated to Teodoro Correr (1750-1830), a Venetian aristocrat and passionate collector who, upon his death, donated his vast art collection to the city of Venice. A good part of his heritage created the founding core of the Correr Museum which, over time, further enriched its collections thanks to other important legacies. After some changes of address, in 1922 the Correr Museum permanently settled in St Mark’s Square, in the Napoleonic Wing and in part of the Procuratie Nuove.
Today the museum offers numerous exhibits to discover the art, traditions and history of the Serenissima: our guided tour to the Correr Museum in Venice will only cover the most important rooms; if you wish, at the end of the tour you can stay inside and continue visiting the museum independently.
In the itinerary provided for this tour you can admire:
- The Ballroom - extraordinary in terms of its size and the elegance of the Empire style decorations, it has an oval ceiling frescoed by Odorico Politi that refers to the Habsburg restoration following the Napoleonic era.
- Rooms of the Empress Elisabeth - a new itinerary opened in 2012 after extensive renovation work was carried out, now giving you access to the Imperial salons of the Royal Palace. These rooms were decorated several times during the nineteenth century when there were visits from Emperor Ferdinando I and Francesco Giuseppe and Elisabetta, Sissi, who resided here for seven months between October 1961 and May 1962.
- Dining-room for weekday lunches - with neoclassical decorations created by Giuseppe Borsato.
- Lombardy-Venetian Throne Room - here you can admire red and gold wallpaper by Rubelli that faithfully reproduces the original one, probably French, as well as the elegant furniture in Empire style and an 18th century Murano glass chandelier.
- Audience Room, the Bathroom and The Empress’ Boudoir.
- The Empress's study – which contains a unique piece of furniture, a neo-baroque style cabinet made using the best Venetian handicraft specialties (carving, polychrome embroidery, lacquer, painted mirror, etc.).
- The Empress’ Bed chamber - unfortunately the empress's bed was removed a long time ago, but the room still contains one of the rare Napoleonic era furniture pieces left of the palace, the resting bed of Napoleon's stepson, Eugenio Beauharnais.
- Antechamber of the apartments - the private passage between the rooms of Sissi and of the Emperor Francesco Giuseppe. During your visit to the Correr Museum, take a moment to enjoy the extraordinary view from the balcony, which spans the Royal Gardens, the San Marco Basin and the island of San Giorgio!
- Oval room – private breakfast, lunch and dining room of the imperial couple.
- Neoclassical Rooms and the Canova Collection - the splendid Neoclassical rooms provide the perfect backdrop for the works of the great Antonio Canova. In addition to a precious collection of drawings, many of which represent subjects which would later become famous marble sculptures, such as ‘The Three Graces and the Pugilists’, you can also admire a sketch in terracotta which preceded the sculpting of the marble complex ‘Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss’, as well as the model in wood and wax for the unfinished project of the funerary monument to Francesco Pesaro, and finally the marble group ‘Daedalus and Icarus’ (1777-79), a great masterpiece of Canova's Venetian youth.
- The Correr Museum Venice tour will then explore the rooms dedicated to the different aspects of Venetian Civilization.
- The Library in San Vidal - the room houses the monumental libraries of Palazzo Pisani at San Vidal, now home to the Venice Music Conservatory. The bookstores preserve rare manuscripts, printed volumes made between the early sixteenth and eighteenth centuries and the large collection of the doge commissions. It is also worth mentioning the splendid eighteenth-century chandelier, probably by the renowned Giuseppe Briati.
- The Magistrature - these rooms contain the portraits of some prominent personalities of the Venetian aristocracy depicted in the clothing of the highest magistratures of the Republic.
- Coinage - a visit to the Correr Museum collection cannot skip the numismatic collection, which boasts the almost complete series of coins minted from the origins to the fall of the Republic of Venice. Among the works hung on the walls, make sure you spot a large painting by Tintoretto depicting Santa Giustina and the Treasurers.
- Venice and the Sea - this unbreakable bond marked the fortune of the Serenissima. In this room you can admire models of galleys, navigational instruments and, on the walls, paintings that celebrate the great naval battles against the Turks.
- The Arsenale - an entire room dedicated to the huge set of construction sites and basins where the Serenissima ships were built and positioned. Among the many testimonies it is worth pointing out a rare 'view' from the Arsenal, rare because the entire area was protected by absolute confidentiality and military secrecy, as well as some incisions with views of the Arsenal gate and a portrait of Angelo Memmo IV as Sea Captain, the highest office in the Venetian military fleet.
While you plan your guided Venice tours, the Correr Museum really has to be included... Take advantage of the convenient online booking to organize your stay before departure!
from 1 April to 31 October.Departure point:
under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square.
approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes
Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.
No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).
Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time. At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to join the tour. Please be advised that, due to the new security measures concerning the entrance into the major Venice museums, there might be queues at the entrance, with consequent protraction of the usual waiting time to access the museums.
This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users might not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.
In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.
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