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  • Address: 704 Dorsoduro
  • Hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 10am - 6pm. Closed Tuesdays and Dec 25th
  • Admission: Adults: €15, Seniors (over 65yrs): €12, Students: €9

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Guggenheim Museum (Peggy Guggenheim Collection)

Peggy Guggenheim was an important art collector who left the USA to live in Venice for the last thirty years of her life. When she died in 1979 her collection of early 20th century European and American art founded the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. Inaugurated in 1980, the collection is still housed in her Grand Canal home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni. She was the last person in Venice to keep a private gondola and gondolier.

The collection includes artists such as Picasso, Magritte, Kandinsky, Pollock and of course Max Ernst, the surrealist artist and her husband. There is also a sculpture garden and changing exhibitions. After all the centuries old art and architecture of Venice, the Guggenheim collection can be a nice breath of modernity.

Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim Venice.

Practical Info

Given the winding, confusing nature of Venice's streets, it is easiest to get there by water: Vaporetto stop Accademia. The museum also offers a shop, cafe and audio guides.

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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Float past the beautiful palaces and bridges of Venice on a 35-minute Venice gondola ride and enjoy a serenade, too. Select an afternoon or evening ride, and ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.34

Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride

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Explore romantic Venice by daytime or night, and see a selection of the city's gems! During a relaxing walking tour, pass top Venice attractions such as Rialto ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.84
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