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Correr Museum, Venice, Italy - visitor information

The Museo Correr is a hugely ambitious museum charting the history of Venice from the 13th to the 16th century through its collection of paintings, prints, coins, weapons, military regalia … almost any made objects that have survived from medieval and Renaissance Venice are fair game for inclusion here.

Add a second space of 15 rooms devoted to the Risorgimento, plus the Libreria Sansoviniana and we have an exhaustive (and potentially exhausting) journey through Italian history. It makes for a fascinating, diverse if at times overwhelming tour, so you should get a good guidebook and plan your tour: this is a big museum.

An image from the Museo Correr, Venice, ItalyAn image from the Ca' Rezzonico gallery, Venice, Italy

There are some standouts you must see however, including a host of works by the prolific Bellini family. There is Jacopo Bellini’s Crucifixion and his son Gentile’s Portrait of Doge Mocenigo. Gentile’s brother, Giovanni Bellini is represented by the Crucifixion and the Transfiguration and the important Pieta. This last dates from 1445–1455 but was lost until the mid-20th century. The rediscovery is particularly important as it was painted at the start of the great artist’s career, probably during his time in Padua.

Other pieces to watch out for include Lorenzo Lotto’s Portrait, Antonello da Messina’s Pieta and Vittore Carpaccio’s Two Venetian Ladies. There is work too by Luca Cranach and Hugo Van der Goes.

An image from the Museo Correr, Venice, Italy

The Museo Correr has a smaller museum dedicated to the Risorgimento (the resurgence in Italian nationalism that culminated in the Unification of Italy in 1866. Five of the 15 rooms tell the story of Daniele Manin, and his rebellion against the Austrians.

An image from the Correr Museum in Venice, Italy

The final part of the Museo Correr is the Libreria Sansoviniana. As so often in Venice, we see a superb marriage of an historical collection with a magnificent old building, itself historically important. The Libreria occupies one side of the Piazzetta, the open space between San Marco and the waterfront pavement of the Molo.

Images from the Correr Museum in Venice, Italy

A prime example of 16th century Venetian architecture, the Libreria Sansoviniana was started by Sansovino and finished by Scamozzi. Monumentally Classical, it has a portico and loggia, Ionic columns and a balustraded roof, and was originally commissioned to house the Biblioteca Marciana (the library of St Mark). It’s now an exhibition space. The huge staircase climbs to the vestibule with its frescoed ceiling (Titian’s Wisdom). The main hall has paintings of philosophers by Tintoretto, Veronese and Andrea Schiavone.

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Please note that in order to use your tickets you MUST be able to provide one of the following:

  • - Covid19 Green Pass certification (in digital or paper format) able to attest - together with a valid identity document - that they have received at least one dose of one of the vaccines authorized by the EMA or AIFA (Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNtech, Vaxzevria by Astrazeneca, Janssen by Johnson & Johnson and Moderna)
  • Exemptions: COVID-19 Green Certification is not required for children excluded by age from the vaccination campaign (under 12 years of age) and those exempt on the basis of appropriate medical certification.
  • - Visitors from Israel, Canada, Japan and the United States - Vaccination certificates issued by the health authorities of these countries (complying with EU Recommendation no. 2021/912 of 20 May 2021) will also be accepted, but must include the identifying data of the person and data regarding the type of vaccine and date(s) of administration. Please note that certificates will be accepted if they are in Italian, English, French or Spanish. If the certificate is not issued in bilingual form and not in one of the four languages indicated in the Order of the Minister of Health of 18 June 2021, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation.

This documentation must be presented at the entrance when the body temperature is checked.

Security queues to check the Green Pass requirements may be a bit long so do allow plenty of time to ensure you do not miss your entrance slot. Have your Green Pass and ID ready for viewing. Whilst they may seem long, queues do move fast so please be patient. Thank you for your cooperation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a Green Pass and a valid identity document, you will not be able to access and your ticket will not be refunded. For further information www.dgc.gov.it

Due to Coronavirus many venues and events are applying strict entry conditions. These will vary by venue but common examples are:

  • You must wear a compliant CE mask (Ordinanza RT n.48) which covers both mouth and nose.
  • Disposable single-use gloves must be worn at all times.
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  • Visitors must maintain a social distance of 1.8m at all times.
  • There may be a maximum visitor limit in place - in some cases this may lead to delays

Any conditions may be changed without notice as Italian regulations are updated.

If you are denied entrance because of failure to meet entry conditions, no refunds will be available.