- Validity: 1 day
- Priority access
- Photos without flash
What to expect
- Visit the International Gallery of Modern Art inside the Ca'Pesaro
- Admire art works by Kandinsky, Klee, Klimt, Chagall and many others
- Skip the line and don't waste your time
- Once entered, spend inside the museum all the time you want
A journey between Kandinsky and Chagall
The beautiful palace of Ca' Pesaro overlooking the suggestive Grand Canal, hosts at the first and the second floor the International Gallery of Modern Art with Italian and foreign masterpieces of the 19th and 20th century, while at the third floor is located the Museum of Oriental Art.
The palace, wanted by the wealthy Pesaro family, it was designed and started in the second half of the 17th century by the architect Baldassarre Longhena, and at his death, was continued and completed in 1710 by Gian Antonio Gaspari.
Splendid example of Venetian Baroque, it shows features of the Sansovino's classicism with chiaroscuro effects, rigor and majesty, as well as some remains of the splendid fresco and oil decorations of the ceilings; unfortunately the collections of the Pesaro family, once much more significant, went missing before the death of the last member of the family, who sold many goods at auction in London.
So the palace passed to the Gradenigo family, then it was used as a college, and finally it became property of the Duchess Felicita Bevilacqua La Masa who in her will assigned it to the Municipality of Venice; so in 1902 the Ca' Pesaro was designated as the permanent seat of the International Gallery of Modern Art whose collection has been enriched over the years.
Collections and Masterpieces
The Gallery is developed on 10 rooms:
- Venetian Painting of the second half of the 19th century (Guglielmo Ciardi, Mosè Bianchi, Ippolito Caffi, Giacomo Favretto, Luigi Nono etc...)
- Italian 19th century (Fattori, De Nittis, Signorini, Previati, Pellizza etc...) and the collection of sculptures by Medardo Rosso (The Lady with the veil, Ecce puer, Madame X)
Central hall dedicated to the works from the first Venice's Biennali, with masterpieces such as the Judith II by Klimt, White Zig Zag by Kandinsky, and the Rabbin from Vitebsk by Chagall.
- Sculptures by Adolfo Wildt (Franz Rose's Portrait, Character proud-kind soul)
- The De Lisi donation (Mirò, Casorati, Morandi, De Pisis, De Chirico etc...)
- The two rooms with the collections Bevilacqua La Masa (Ugo Valeri, Martini, Pio Semeghini etc...)
- Italian Art of the 30s, 40s and 50s (Lorenzo Viani, Antonio Donghi, Umberto Mastroianni etc...)
- Italian Art after the Second World War (De Pisis, Ennio Morlotti, Emilio Vedova etc...)
- New Front of Arts and Spatialism
- Gallery for inpublished and experimentations
What is included
- Entrance with priority access
- Full-time and stay much as you want
- Reservation fees
- Access to temporary exhibitions
What is not included
- Guided tour
The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.
- Children from 6 to 14 years (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Students from 15 to 25 years (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Citizens over 65 years (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :
- Citizens and residents in the Venice Municipality
- Children from 0 to 5 years (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Disabled people with escort
The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Palace starting from entrance time.
The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Palace.
For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 1 hour and half to visit the Palace.
The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter.
The Palace has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the Palace or Italy Tickets.
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