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Museo Querini Stampalia

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Address: Castello 4778 | Campiello Querini Stampalia, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 271 1411
10:00 - 18:00
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In the heart of Venice, near Piazza San Marco, is one of the most...

In the heart of Venice, near Piazza San Marco, is one of the most interesting cultural complexes in the city: Palazzo Querini Stampalia, the home of the Foundation of the same name created in 1868 by Count Giovanni.The Library, with around 340.000 volumes for public use, the Museum with its eighteenth century and neoclassical furniture, an area for temporary exhibitions and the new Auditorium designed by Mario Botta are housed there.

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A touch of genuine Venice

Near campo Santa Maria Formosa, Museum Q S is nicely located far from tourists. A must see: a Bellini, you will look at for hours. Also an interesting presentation of the Q S... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
Bernard A
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Near campo Santa Maria Formosa, Museum Q S is nicely located far from tourists. A must see: a Bellini, you will look at for hours. Also an interesting presentation of the Q S family who was part of the rulers. The museul shop is worth visiting with high quality, modern design artwork

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

It was quite hard to find this museum so I used my phone to navigate. It beeped outside a building that said it was a library so we kept looking. We discovered later that the library is also the museum we were looking for! There was a strange security man who checked our bags and gave us incomprehensible instructions. Eventually... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I always loved to come here for a drink and a bite. But they raised the prices to almost double. Shame, another one falls of my list of good places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is if course less known than Palazzo Del Doge or Accademia gallery but it is definitely worth the visit. It is a nice break from more famous and very packed Venetian attractions and offers a peek at the real life of wealthy Venetians as well as a good collection of art. This is the actual residence of one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Not easy to find this museo but the effort is repaid in spades. Bellini's Presentation at the Temple is one of the masterpieces of 15th century Venetian art (wrongly but understandably attributed to Mantegna until the early 20th century) and virtually the first piece on display here. In addition to a substantial art collection, the furniture and furnishings of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I just visited the ground floor and gardens to see the work Carlo Scarpa has done - and it's just so beautiful! The level of detail is astonishing. Well worth a visit for anyone really, a must for architecture fans. The Mario Botta part is a disappointment in my view though....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The Venice Biennale was in full swing when we arrived in Venice, so armed with a Venice Card, we decided to visit the Palazzo Querini Stampalia as it too was featuring, along with its usual collection, modern art in the spirit of this event. We breezed through these exhibits and also didn’t venture into the library but spent our time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We came here as it was part of our Venezia Unica card and partly to escape the rain. The museum was pretty good, but the cafe was great. Lovely snacks and amazing hot chocolate at very reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

In this museum bar, you can eat something, away from the tourist crowd. You don't have to visit the museum 'per se'. But I recommend it strongly. Nice panini, mezzaluna (filled with Mozzarella en spinach), cake, brioches, Spritz, drinks and coffee at democratic prices.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

If you are a fan pf Carlo Scarpa then you will enjoy this. The Scarpa garden is beautiful and on a nice day you can relax in the sun there. There is also a great bookshop full of Scarpa books. The museum upstairs was quite interesting and gave a nice taste of what Venice used to be like.

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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