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Going to Venice in this period is an opportunity that will make you enjoy an even more beautiful show, be able to visit the city, strolling quietly with a few people around, sit in the different fields and admire everyday life, see all the colors from dawn at sunset, and the little traffic on the canals, is something truly exciting, unprecedented.

The city offers various opportunities both as regards the cultural aspect, for shopping and gourmet.
All six of the Venice districts are full of attractions, in this period the best option is to visit them all by foot, (from Piazzale Roma to the Biennale gardens they are only 4 km away). Our advice is to take at least 3 days to visit the city: one for the San Marco and Rialto area, one for another sestiere such as Santa Croce and Dorsoduro and one last for the islands (Murano, Burano and Torcello).

Currently the most important churches and the most important museums have reopened, such as the Doge's Palace, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Gallerie dell'Accademia. Other Civic museums such as Ca Rezzonico, Palazzo Moncenigo, the Natural History Museum and the Museum of "Merletto" in Burano, are open for exclusive visits / educational activities for adults and the family, upon reservation for 10 people. Furthermore, it will be possible to book the entrances exclusively to some of the beautiful permanent collections of the Civic Museums of Venice.

From Friday 31st July the following Civic Museums of Venice open to the public at the following times: Doge's Palace every day from 9.00 to 18.00, Murano Glass Museum from Thursday to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00, Burano Lace Museum from Thursday to Sunday from 12.00 to 16.00, Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo, Ca 'Rezzonico, Museum of Natural History of Venice Giancarlo Ligabue from Friday to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00.

From Saturday 1 August the first floor of the Correr Museum reopens, every day from 10.30 to 18.00. Also from that date it will be possible to visit the path of the Secret Itineraries of the Doge's Palace and the ticket THE MUSEUMS OF PIAZZA SAN MARCO valid for the Doge's Palace and for the integrated route of the first floor of the Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Monumental Halls will come back into force Marciana National Library.

From Friday 4 September the Carlo Goldoni House Museum will be open from Friday to Sunday from 12.00 to 16.00. From Friday 11 September, Ca 'Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art reopens from Friday to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00.

Civic museums require attention in social behavior: Do not enter the museum if you have symptoms of acute respiratory infections (fever, cough, cold), Always wear a mask to protect the nose and mouth, wash and sanitize your hands often, using the appropriate disinfectant dispensers, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Sneeze or cough using a handkerchief, avoid handshakes, follow the pre-established one-way visit route, avoiding stopping in the passage areas and always keeping the distance of 1 meter from other people. Sit only in the seats allowed and marked by appropriate signs, respect the capacity limits indicated in the exhibition rooms. Follow the instructions of the staff in regulating queues waiting to access services or in some exhibition halls

For all detailed information visit the website:

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10 to 18 with online booking recommended for priority access to the museum, alternatively you can book by calling +39 041 2405440 on Monday and from Wednesday to Friday from 10 at 15 or writing to The Museum Cafe is open and follows the museum's opening hours. The Museum Shop is open from 10 to 18 from Thursday to Sunday.

From 17 July, guided tours will be activated before opening to the public, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 10. The route is reserved for groups of maximum 5 people who will enter staggered every 15 minutes. The reservation is mandatory and is subject to the availability of the requested time slot.

Private visits to a closed museum (exclusively) are available from Monday to Thursday from 9 to 15 and every evening from 18.30. The booking must be made within 4 working days before the date of the visit and on request the temporary exhibition Migrating Objects, temporarily closed to the public, can also be visited. For further information, consult the website or write to

Access is limited, visitors are required to comply with current safety measures: The use of a mask is mandatory in all spaces of the museum and it is mandatory to maintain the interpersonal distance of 1 meter. The museum is equipped with lockers for objects, sanitized regularly, and numerous disinfectant gel dispensers are available to visitors.

For information on behavioral measures visit the site:

Gallerie Accademia: The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.15 to 19.15. Monday is the weekly closing day for the whole day. The sale of tickets ends at 18.15, which can be purchased online or through the call center.

The modalities of visits reserved for groups have been temporarily changed. They are carried out on Monday mornings for groups of maximum 10 people accompanied by a guide, on compulsory reservation, from 8.15 to 14.

The safety distances must be respected in the museum rooms and the mask must always be worn.

Not being able to distribute paper material in the museum due to current safety regulations, they recommend printing the map and bringing it with you. You can find it here:, together with all the other information.

From 15 July the summer will also open at the "Venice Biennale" with some free guided tours (reservations required) and also the exhibition "The Biennale at the Arsenale 1998/2020, together with other initiatives in the exhibition venues of the gardens and Arsenale (from July 15th to October 25th). For more information visit the website:

For shopping lovers, you can visit the beautiful "Fondaco dei Tedeschi" where you will find the most famous brands and you will have the opportunity to access the roof terrace from which you have a beautiful view of the Grand Canal, seeing from above the bridge of Rialto.

The famous Bacari are ready to welcome you, you can take a break during your walk, tasting the Venetian spritz and cicchetti with fish, vegetables, ham and cheese, the combinations are spectacular.

For those wishing to enjoy a good dinner, most restaurants have resumed normal business. Famous restaurants such as the "Quadri" cafe in Piazza San Marco will host you in the most famous square in the world, you can admire it as you've never seen it before.

You can also admire the entire beautiful Grand Canal and other areas of Venice, with the vaporetto, with a private boat or take a romantic gondola tour.

In the city, services are subject to the latest rules related to personal safety and hygiene.

Depending on the area you choose, our hotels are open, respecting all standards. They are located in three different areas of the city and the locations are unique. The area surrounding the Santa Chiara hotel (Santa Croce district) is very Venetian, with many shops, bars and restaurants of all kinds and for all budgets.

Hotel Locanda Vivaldi is located in Riva degli Schiavoni, a few steps from Piazza San Marco and overlooking the lagoon. The view from here is unbeatable, the most beautiful in Venice! We have a very intimate roof terrace where there is a small restaurant: a corner of paradise reserved only for customers of our three hotels!

Hotel Palazzo Stern is located on the Grand Canal, in the Dorsoduro district, next to Ca ’Rezzonico and in front of Palazzo Grassi. It is a 15th century building with numerous works of art, all original and finely restored. Here we have a beautiful private terrace on the Grand Canal available to guests of our three hotels, where you can also have breakfast or relax after the walk with a good coffee / aperitif.




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