From 1st November to 31th March
10am - 5pm (ticket-office 10am - 4pm)
From 1st April to 31st October
10am - 6pm (ticket-office 10am - 5pm)
Closed on Tuesdays and on 25th December, 1st January, 1st May
This magnificent palace, now Museum of 18th century Venice, was designed by the greatest Baroque architect of Venice, Baldassare Longhena for the aristocratic Bon family, and work began on it in 1649.
The staircase alongside the café leads to the Browning Mezzanine, which houses the Mestrovich Collection, including works by artists such as Jacopo Tintoretto and Bonifacio de’ Pitati.
The visit to the museum collection begins at Giorgio Massari’s large ceremonial staircase on the side of the palace opposite to the Grand Canal. On the first floor, eleven rooms exhibit paintings, sculptures, frescoed ceilings, and collections of 18th century furnishings. The second floor opens with a long central hall typical of Venetian palaces in which there are two early works by Canaletto; the rooms dedicated to the work of Pietro Longhi and the Giandomenico Tieopolo frescoes originally on the walls of Villa Zianigo are not to be missed. The third floor contains not only the three rooms of an old pharmacy, but also the noteworthy collection of paintings bequeathed by Egidio Martini.
Layout and collections:
Families composed by two adults and at least one juvenile (between 6 and 18 years of age), visiting the Venice City Museums, can make use of the Offer for Families ‘Museum Pass’ that consists of 1 full price ticket and reduced tickets for the other members of the family.
If you want to learn more about the opportunities for families in Venice, visit Having fun with your family section.