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Free Admission Day in Museums in Venice

Once a month, the entrance to Venice’s best museums is free

Best time: all year round (first Sunday of each month)

Free Admission Day in Museums
Free Admission Day in Museums
Free Admission Day in Museums
Free Admission Day in Museums
Free Admission Day in Museums

According to a special law in Italy, over 450 museums are free on the first Sunday of every month. In Venice, this includes such famous museums as Gallerie dell’Accademia, Galleria “Giorgio Franchetti” alla Ca’ d’oro, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Museo di Palazzo Grimani, and Museo d’arte orientale.

Gallerie dell'Accademia is perhaps the most well-known museum in Venice, which specializes in the pre-19th-century art of Venice and northern Italy. It was part of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia and became an independent gallery in 1879. Located on the south bank of the Grand Canal, within the Sestiere of Dorsoduro, the Accademia hosts the famous drawing of the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci and masterpieces by other Italian artists.

Palazzo Grimani was opened to the public in 2008. It is famous for its architectural originality, unique decoration, and history. The decorated rooms are known for their stuccowork and frescoes executed by famous artists such as Giovanni da Udine, Francesco Salviati, Camillo Mantovano, Francesco Menzocchi and Federico Zuccari.

The National Archaeological Museum of Venice, located in the Procuratie Nuove, was founded in the 16th century. It boasts a great collection of ancient Roman and Greek sculptures, a huge number of ancient coins, precious gems and cameos, unique bronze artefacts, and amazing pottery from different periods.

Practical info

When is the optimal time to benefit from the free admission day in Venice museums?

Visitors can maximize their savings by visiting Venice museums on the first Sunday of every month when entry is free. The free admission day is available all year round. Tourists can take this opportunity to plan their trip to Venice to take advantage of this event at their convenience. Show more

Where can I get a list of museums in Venice that offer free admission on the first Sunday of the month?

The Ministry of Cultural Heritage website in Italy is a great resource for finding information about the museums that are included in the free admission day. Every month, they update the list to ensure that it includes all the participating museums. The site also provides essential information, including their opening hours, location, and the type of exhibits on display. Visitors can also consult with the tourism office or their hotel's concierge desk for further guidance. Show more

What type of art and historical items are showcased at Gallerie dell'Accademia?

Gallerie dell'Accademia is a prominent museum in Venice that displays an exquisite collection of artwork from the 14th to the 18th centuries. Permanent exhibits include paintings from the likes of Bellini, Jacopo Tintoretto, Lorenzo Lotto, and Paulo Veronese. The museum is renowned for its most famous exhibit, the 'Vitruvian Man' by Leonardo da Vinci, a mathematically accurate depiction of human proportions that ancient Roman architect Vitruvius believed symbolized the ideal human body. Show more

What is the average length of time it takes to tour Palazzo Grimani, and how does it distinguish itself from other museums in Venice?

Many visitors find that they spend between an hour to an hour and a half touring Palazzo Grimani, although there may be some personal variation. Among the features that distinguish Palazzo Grimani from other museums in Venice are the incredible frescoes and stucco decorations that adorn the palace walls, executed by renowned artists. Palazzo Grimani also houses a fascinating exhibit offering insights into the lives and times of the ancient Grimani family, showcasing a unique array of Roman and Greek antiquities. Show more

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