Canal Grande Tour 4: Ca' Foscari - Accademia

Canal Grande Tour 4: Ca' Foscari - Accademia23 image pages

Along the short stretch of the Canal Grande between La Volta del Canal and the Accademia bridge, there are several important Palazzi and art venues.

Ca’ Foscari, one of the most magnificent Gothic buildings of Venice, and Ca’ Giustinian host the Ca' Foscari University, established in 1868. In our tour, we look also into the Auditorium Maximum, designed by the famous Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa in 1955-56.

The Baroque palace Ca' Rezzonico is home of the Museum of the 18th Century Venice, opened to the public in 1936. The artworks and objects are displayed as if they were the palace’s original furnishings, including pieces that belonged to other buildings in Venice.

On the other side of the Canal at Campo San Samuele is the center of contemporary art of the François Pinault collection in Palazzo Grassi. Also at San Samuele is the Palazzo Malipiero with several exhibition spaces, regularly used for art shows, especially during the Venice Biennales.

Right beside of the bridge that connects the sestieri San Marco and Dorsoduro is the Gallerie dell' Accademia, one of the most important art museums in Italy. It offers a comprehensive overview of Venetian painting from the 14th to the 18th century, including masterpieces by all the great masters.


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See also in our Canal Grande Tour:


Art Destination Venice
Contemporary art venues, art-historical collections and attractions. Art walks and itineraries to experience the city in less crowded areas beyond the beaten tracks.

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