Museums / Culture, City
Kid Friendly: Yes.
You have to come by yourself to the museum, by private or public boat.
If you prefer me to meet you at your hotel, you will have to book and pay a private boat to be brought to the museum.
Maximum travelers: 6
English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (advanced)
Modern and Contemporary Art in Venice
Picasso, Braque, Kandinsky, Klee; Malevich, Mondrian, Brancusi; Arp, Giacometti, Paladino; Dubuffet, Dalì, Calder and, of course, Jackson Pollock.
These are just some of the great artists whose masterpieces are shown at Ca' Venier Dei Leoni in Venice.
Formerly the house where Peggy Guggenheim lived, today this beautiful building along the Gran Canal hosts the wonderful collection of "Art of the XX Century" that Peggy herself put together during her life.
Peggy - the right woman in the right place at the right time, as she was referred to - fell in love with Venice in 1948, when she was invited to show her collection at the Biennale of Art: she decided to live here the rest of her life, and to leave to the City her house and the masterpieces she owned.
In the last years, many donations improved the number of art pieces housed in the museum: the Schoulhof collection has been exhibited since 2012, enriching the Peggy's one with more than 80 paintings by artists like Warhol, Burri, Fontana, Kelly, Twombly.
Meeting at the agreed meeting point, we will walk to the museum to visit it: we will see the garden, the permanent Collection and the Schulhof's one.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel or apartment if it is in Venice; at the museum's entrance.
Please, note that if you are on a cruise ship, we can meet at the cruise terminal, but we will need 4 hours instead of 3 to see all the sites included.
Please, write a message to me, so it will be possible to agree the best meeting point
End location: Usually this tour ends in the Dorsoduro area, close to the Guggenheim Collection or to the Accademia Galleries
Duration: 3 hours
THIS TOUR WON'T BE RUN ON TUESDAYS AS THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED.
Comfortable shoes are required
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 EUR - Any personal expenses like snacks, drinks, souvenirs, ...
As a Licensed Tourist Guide of Venice, I have no restrictions at all.
I am not a driver.