Querini Stampalia Museum

Price guide: Mid-range

Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello 5252, Venice

Price guide: Mid-range

Querini Stampalia museum
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expert-rated things to do in Venice
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
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Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Design and architecture, History, Live entertainment

Expert review of Querini Stampalia Museum

Pictures of 18th-century Venetian life in a charming little museum.

The Querini Stampalia museum is a delightful place, still furnished with antiques from the Querini family collection, among which nestle artworks including a stunningly beautiful 'Presentation in the Temple' by Giovanni Bellini.

If you're travelling with children, they may appreciate the dozens of 18th-century paintings by Gabriele Bella depicting some of Venice’s odder historic competitive sports, such as head-butting a cat tied to a pole or shimmying up a greased pole to throttle a suspended goose. The vignettes by Pietro Longo of 18th-century Venetian society are rather less gruesome.

I generally try to time my visits for Saturday evenings at 5pm when the ticket price includes admission to a chamber concert of Renaissance and Baroque music.

Price advice: 

€10, €8 reductions.

Expert tips: 
Visit at 5pm on Saturdays when your ticket includes a concert.
The museum's café and garden, designed by Carlo Scarpa, are charming places to rest tired feet.

More information on Querini Stampalia Museum:

Price guide:
Architectural site, Art gallery, Park / garden
Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello 5252, Venice
041 2711411
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
10am-7pm. Closed Mon.
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