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  • shanghaill
    Shanghai, China127 contributions
    Good place, a lot of books, the owner has 5 cats that you can see, you can give also donation for the cats food. You have stairs outside make with old books
    Written 28 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Global-Villagerr
    Denver, CO329 contributions
    We’ve been coming to the architecture Biennale for a while, and decided to try the Art version this year. I can’t say we liked much (if any) of the art; we are not contemporary art fans, as a rule. But, the organization and representation is still impressive and comprehensive.

    Unlike the architect event, which mainly draws academics and architects, the art event also draws a LOT of mainstream tourists. Thus, the crowds are larger and the ability to move around more difficult. Since many of the Art events are also experiential, there is also a lot of standing around and trying make you way through crowds. So, I would recommend you go early and try to pre-plan at what points you will need to make breaks.

    Throngs at food lines are also not a lot of fun, so if you plan on eating at the biennale, eat at off times, or at the small cafes nearer the periphery of the main halls. Getting tickets in advance for the event was not necessary for us, as we only had one day to go. But if you plan on spending more time there, consider on of the multi-day package tickets, which can be purchased in advance.
    Written 23 September 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Phil Larkin
    34 contributions
    We were lucky as this is not usually open on Sunday but as it was Easter, it was. The building was amazing and the ceilings unbelievable ( no photos allowed). All about medical things so maybe not for everyone but worth a view as it explains the history of Venice and St Mark.
    Written 17 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • MuphD1ver
    Cowra, Australia7 contributions
    We found this Museum on a walking tour we did in Venice. It is a perfect look into the life and art of a 16th century Venetian palace. It has a working library which is not accessible without a library card. The museum itself was excellent but a little confusing to navigate. Off the beaten path this museum offers an affordable look into the Venetian life without battling with the excessive crowds around the main attractions.
    Written 13 July 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • mst1040
    Vienna, Austria37 contributions
    As we lived nearby, we passed by this "Scuola" a few times and wanted to visit it once, as we also know other "Scuole" in Venice (San Rocco, Carmini). Unfortunately, this Scuola was always closed when we just passed by - although the website actually told us that it should be open ...
    On our last morning in Venice, one last try ...: Closed again!
    So I dialled a phone number that I had found on the internet. A very friendly lady picked up and when we explained to her that this was the third time we had stood in vain in front of closed doors, she said to us: "Wait, I'll come down and open the door for you ... ".
    She herself was astonished when she saw that the search engine takes you to a page with opening hours that is no longer valid and promised to discuss this immediately with her IT specialist, because other tourists may have been misled here as well.
    In any case, the friendly and very competent Scuola employee spontaneously gave us a short special tour - a very nice gesture and a great experience! Many, many thanks again!
    (The Scuola is actually only open to the public on a few days. The exact dates are listed on the museum tab of their website. We don't want all Venice visitors starting to beg the Scuola for private tours now ...).
    Written 15 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Graham S
    Tewantin, Australia4,273 contributions
    You can't miss this yellow gold palazzo sitting on the San Polo side of the Ponte Dell'Accademie ... it makes a unique statement!
    It is the gallery for Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and frequently houses specially featured art presentations & cultural events.
    When we were in Venice in mid August, the Palazzo featured a Dubuffet show that contrasted with most of the traditional style galleries elsewhere around Venice.
    Written 15 January 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Archilingue
    Cambridge, UK57 contributions
    I’ve dreamt about visiting this masterpiece by Sansovino ever since I was an A Level student... We spent ages looking for the entrance and even asked a number of locals, policemen etc. Eventually we discovered that the Biblioteca Marciana, the Museo Archeologico and the Museo Correr all share the same entrance at the western end of Piazza San Marco. That’s a nuisance if you’ve bought the multi-museum ticket and haven’t got time to visit three museums all at once, because it doesn’t allow multiple entries!
    Sadly we were unable to enjoy the grandeur of the interior since there was a major exhibition on in the Biblioteca, which ‘got in the way’. The other two museums were full of fascinating exhibits and are well worth a visit, but only if you’ve got plenty of time.
    Written 22 March 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • chrisehb
    Haywards Heath, UK281 contributions
    Casa Goldoni is a very small museum with three rooms. If you are in the area and want to get out the sun, this is a good stop.
    Written 26 June 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Maryanne S
    Hamilton, Canada384 contributions
    The Monumental Halls of the Library illustrate the beauty of the ancient Library of St. Mark, made largely by Jacopo Sansovino and completed by Vincenzo Scamozzi, with an extraordinary staircase and a very rich decoration.
    Written 25 March 2018
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  • petermack2011
    Bungay, UK373 contributions
    Located next to the Saint Maria dei Frari (church) in Campo San Frari this is another Venice freebie. A beautiful courtyard is accessible. The area of San Polo is quiet and off the main tourist path so it is generally quieter and more relaxed. Access into the small museum was free so another bonus to those visiting Venice on a budget.
    Written 3 October 2019
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy1,619 contributions
    I stopped here for some maps and information brochures of what was going on in Venice during my stay, but I was disappointed. They have almost nothing, and the only visible map of the city is not handed out for free - you have to pay for it.
    Also other brochures were with general info were missing. They just focus on selling the inclusive Venice cards here.
    However, if you ask questions to the staff, they will gladly answer, with all details.
    Written 6 February 2019
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  • susan c
    Dallas, TX82 contributions
    Strolling around St. Mark's Square, we stepped into a space with an art exhibit. The exhibition was displaying some works of Carla Tolomeo....some paintings and many fantasy-form chairs! You've likely never seen chairs like these, morphed into birds, turtles, flowers and more whimsical forms!
    Written 26 June 2019
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  • CodyMav
    Gold Coast, Australia27,608 contributions
    There is so much to Venice, do you really want to just rely on a guidebook ? Stop at one of these Information booths to get the locals tips
    Written 8 December 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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