A guide to the most representative monuments of the city of Venice, and the museums facing one of the world's most famous squares.
[Piazza San Marco and its museums] The center of political, religious and cultural activity of the Serenissima, defined by reliable observers as “the world’s most beautiful salon”, Piazza San Marco contains the most famous and representative buildings of Venice, and is still the heart of the city today.
The guide describes St. Mark’s basilica and Palazzo Ducale, as well as all the museums, the Correr, the Biblioteca Marciana and the Archaeological Museum.
Museo Correr, entirely devoted to the art and culture of Venice, contains works by outstanding artists of the Venetian school like Bellini, Carpaccio and Lotto.
The Biblioteca Marciana, decorated inside with precious stuccowork and frescoes, contains works by Titian and Veronese, as well as precious illuminated manuscripts, codices and antique books.
At the Archaeological Museum visitors can admire an important collection of Greek and Roman sculpture, small bronzes and a collection of Roman coins from the 3rd to the 1st century BC.