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Venice's Small Museums

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Cultural highlights not far off the beaten path...
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San Croce, 1992, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
A short five minute walk from the Rialto Market, down winding streets, small campos and alleyways, is the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo. Recently restored and expanded in 2013, the museum is a window on to the lives of 17th and 18th century Venetian...
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Calle del Scaleter, 2794, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Carlo Goldoni was born in Venice in 1707 and went on to be one of the Italy's most important playwrights. He spent many years living and working in Paris, where he died in 1793. Ca' Centani, the 15th century gothic palace acquired by Goldoni's...
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Riva S. Biasio, 2148, 30122 Castello, Venezia VE, Italy
So many of Venice's visitors walk right by the giant cast iron anchors in front of the Museo Storico Navale di Venezia in Castello near the Arsenale and never step foot inside. Which is a shame because this small, quiet museum is a trove of...
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Dorsoduro 50, località Zattere, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
You find the Spazio Vedova art space along the tranquil Zattare esplanade, facing Giudecca Island. Historically, this art studio of Emilio Vedova was used to store salt and later boats. In the 1970s, Vedova saved the building from demolition....
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Santa Maria Formosa, 5252, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
The Palazzo Querini Stampalia Museum is one of the best small house museums in the city for its architecture and period interiors. This former residence belonged to Venice's Querini Stampalia family and is great to visit if you're interested in...
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Campo San Maurizio, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
Venice's Museo della Musica in the Church of San Maurizi, is an homage to the Italian art of making string instruments. This small exhibition highlights Venice's golden age of string instrument making. Visitors experience the sounds of instruments...