Correr Museum

St. Mark's Square 52 - San Marco

The design and initial building work on the Napoleonic Wing dates from the years when Venice was part of that Kingdom of Italy (1806-1814) of which Napoleon was sovereign and his stepson, Eugene de Beauharnais, was Viceroy.

The Museum is laid out in various sections that offer a fascinating insight into the Art and History of Venice. The first section occupies the Napoleonic Wing itself, a nineteenth-century palace for kings and emperors; here the sumptuous Neo-classical Rooms house a noteworthy collection of works by the greatest sculptor of the age, Antonio Canova (1757-1822).

Then, one passes into the Procuratie Nuove, which were designed by the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616) and once housed some of the most important civic authorities within the Republic of Venice. The spacious rooms now contain collections that document various aspects of Venetian History – from daily life to public instutions, from naval achievements to local festivities. 

How to visit the Correr Museum

Book The Correr Museum Guided Visit with an Expert Guide in Venetian- Arts & Architecture

What to see nearby St. Mark's Square:

You are in the historic heart of Venice, Piazza San Marco with the Palazzo Ducale and the Basilica of San Marco.

Climb the Bell Tower of St Mark's to admire the beautiful view of Venice.

Take a pic of the  famous Ponte dei Sospiri,  Bridge of Sighs