Museo della Musica
Galerie van der Koelen
Hidden behind thundering Teatro La Fenice, this conceptual art gallery makes bold statements with Ai Weiwei’s ‘Fairytale’, a line-up of...
Chiesa di Santo Stefano
The free-standing bell tower behind it leans disconcertingly, but this brick Gothic church has stood tall since 1325. Credit for...
La Galleria Van der Koelen
Long established in Germany, this branch of the van der Koelen gallery brings a note of contemporary vigour to the somewhat staid...
Musica a Palazzo
Hang onto your prosecco and brace for impact: in palace salons, the soprano’s high notes imperil glassware, and thundering baritones...
Squeeze in between watercolours on the walls, action figures in the rafters, and gondoliers at the bar, and brace yourself for generous...
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Lonely Planet review
Housed in the restored neoclassical Chiesa di San Maurizio, this collection of rare 17th- to 19th-century instruments is accompanied by informative panels on the life and times of Venice’s Antonio Vivaldi. To hear these instruments in action, check out the kiosk with CDs and concert tickets for Interpreti Veneziani , which funds this museum.