This museum is in Peggy Guggenheim’s former home alongside the Grand Canal. It’s a nice place to visit to get away from the heat and the crowds and it houses her personal collection of 20th century art. We really enjoyed our trip here and the gardens outside were peaceful and spacious. You also get a great view of the Grand Canal from the veranda. You’ll find the museum at 704 Dorsoduro. This is an extract from our free Venice City Guide.
Alongside the permanent collection of works belonging to Peggy Guggenheim, you’ll find temporary exhibitions too. Our favourite part of the museum is the sculpture garden where you can wander amongst trees, shrubs and very valuable works of sculpture! There’s always a crowd taking photos around Marini’s “Angel of the City” pictured above, but you will also see sculptures by Henry Moore, Giacometti, Gilardi, Goldsworthy, Holzer and Minguzzi amongst others. Peggy Guggenheim’s died in 1979 and her grave is in the garden too.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Adult admission is 12 Euros (2012 prices)
LOCATION & CONTACT
Address: Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, 704 Dorsoduro, I-30123 Venezia
Tel: +39 041 2405411
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