A long awaited reopening
On the occasion of the starting week of the Venice Carnival 2021: traditional, emotional, digital, the Civic Museums of the city and beyond reopen. Thanks to the most awaited event of the year that brought (even if with great control) joy to the "Calli" of Serenissima, to the Alpine Skiing World Championships hosted by Cortina d'Ampezzo which focused the spotlight on the beauties of the Veneto region, the reopening of the museums completes and closes the circle of a first recovery after a long period of abstinence from tourism, crowds and interest in art, culture and traditions. With limited and contingent entries, it will be possible to return to visit museums in total safety: the doors that have been closed for too long will finally be crossed, and the inanimate guests of each museum will be illuminated again by the lights that will highlight the works, radiated by full eyes of joy of those who have waited so long for this moment.
Ducal Palace and Correr Museum
- Thursday 11 and Friday 12 February from 11:00 to 20:00;
- Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 from 11:00 to 19:00.
- Thursday 11 and Friday 12 from 12:00 to 18:00;
- Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 February from 12:00 to 18:00.
The Jewish Museum of Venice comes back to life two days a week, but through its temporary seat in Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, next to the monument of Arbit Blatas. For info on the purchase of tickets and any discounts, telephone and e-mail assistance services are active. The Jewish Museum will be open:
- Every Thursday from 11:00 to 18:30 (last admission at 17:30);
- Every Friday from 10:00 to 15:30 (last admission at 14:30).
M9 - Museo del '900 reopens to the public three days a week: every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 14:30 to 21:30. The entrances will have a single and reduced rate of € 8.00 per person.
Querini Stampalia Foundation
The exhibition spaces of the Querini Stampalia Foundation reopen from 9 February, from Tuesday to Friday from 14:00 to 18:00 with reservations required. To encourage the visit, the cost of the ticket will be reduced for everyone.
Carlo Scarpa's Olivetti Shop in Piazza San Marco reopens to the public as early as February 3, together with numerous FAI goods, with two appointments a week:
- Every Thursday from 10:00 to 18:30;
- Every Friday from 10:00 to 18:30.
Palazzo Grassi reopens two days a week and brings good news with it: not only will it be possible to observe the exhibitions "Henri Cartier-Bresson. Le Grand Jeu" and "Youssef Nabil. Once Upon a Dream", but admission will be free. Palazzo Grassi will be open:
- Every Thursday from 10:00 to 19:00 (temporarily until February 26);
- Every Friday from 10:00 to 19:00 (temporarily until February 26th).
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Starting February 11, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection opens to the public on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 18:00. Just like all other museums, admission will be limited and visits will be carefully monitored by the staff regarding behavioral and safety rules. Online booking is obligatory.
Palazzo Franchetti opens to the public from 8 February to show off its permanent collection of the works of 20th century masters. The reservation for admission must be made at least 24 hours in advance, indicating the day, the preferred time and the number of people. The cost of the ticket will be € 5.00 while the opening hours and days will be distributed as follows:
- Every Monday from 10:00 to 13:00;
- Every Wednesday from 15:00 to 18:00;
- Every Friday from 10:00 to 18:00.
National Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum of Venice reopens from 9 February with a quota entry of up to 8 people and reservations required. Just like Palazzo Grassi, admission will be free and the opening days will be every week from Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30.
Great School of San Rocco
Tintoretto is once again observed thanks to the opening of the Great School of San Rocco, after three months of forced closure. The hours will be from 9.30 to 17.30 with last admission at 17.00, from Monday to Friday.
Galleries of the Academy
Do not miss the opening of the Galleries of the Academy, which hosts until 21 February one of the masterpieces of Renaissance painting: Lorenzo Lotto's Sacred Conversation with Saints Catherine and Thomas. Both the temporary and the fixed exhibition will have the opportunity to be observed at the following times:
- Every Monday from 8:15 to 14:15;
- From Tuesday to Friday from 8:15 am to 7:15 pm.
Monastery of San Lazzaro degli Armeni
Take a ferry or a private boat and visit the Monastery of San Lazzaro degli Armeni on the homonymous island, the mother house of the Mekhitarists order, reopens to the public from Monday to Friday only by appointment to be fixed via email (by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org) or by contacting the official telephone number.
The Museum of Grimani Palace has reopened since Wednesday 3 February and will be open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 until 18:30.
Giorgio Cini Foundation and The Glass Rooms
Giorgio Cini Foundation and The Glass Rooms will be open from February 2 to March 12 with free admission, from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 18:00 and with the installation "Laguna Murano Chandelier" by Dale Chihuly in Carnelutti Room.
Museum of Oriental Art
The Museum of Oriental Art at Ca' Pesaro is active from Thursday 4 February and each visit is determined by a obligatory and anticipated reservation. To conclude, visit the Museo del Settecento Veneziano in Ca' Rezzonico and Palazzo Fortuny, will be possible in a few months given the redevelopment and restoration works started during the pandemic.