Fondazione Querini Stampalia
This former residence belonged to Venice
's Querini Stampalia family and is great to visit if you're interested in learning about how one of the founding families of the Venetian republic lived and luxuriated. Quiet, and rarely thronged with tourists, this museum has an outstanding collection of priceless furniture, paintings, porcelains, globes, fabrics, and sculptures. It also has a free library, open to visitors over 16 years of age, with hundreds of periodicals and archives about Venetian history.