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Museo Correr Chronicles Venice's History through Art

January 21, 2013 - 10:10am
Museo Correr Chronicles Venice's History through Art

Many of Italy's cities are filled with beautiful art and architecture, but few can compare to Venice. The "City of Bridges" has a rich history that encompasses the arts. Travelers who visit Venice on European tours have many museums to choose from to learn more about the cultural and artistic history of the city, but the Museo Correr may be the best place to start. Located on the South side of the famed St. Mark's Square, the Museo Correr is home to a number of artifacts, paintings and sculptures that detail the rich history of Venice.

The museum was founded when Teodoro Correr, a Venetian aristocrat, donated his personal collection of art, documents, books and artifacts related to Venice in 1830. It has since grown to include many different paintings as well as the Cabinet of Prints and Drawings, the Library of Venetian Art and History and a photographic archive. Travelers who tour the nearby Doge's Palace will be able to visit the Museo Correr, as a ticket to the palace allows entry into this museum as well as the Archeologico Nazionale and the Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Marciana.

Adding the Museo Correr to a list of destinations on a tour of Venice can give visitors the chance to learn all about the city's history. Seeing the way Venice's culture has changed over the centuries can help people gain a greater understanding of the city's rich past. In addition to getting out of the Mediterranean sun for a few hours, travelers can see many different paintings, sculptures and artifacts that exemplify life in Venice during various periods in history.