Dorsoduro Museum Mile

With the passage of the Veneto Region in the yellow zone, the cultural proposal of the Dorsoduro Museum Mile also resumes, the extraordinary route through eight centuries of art with integrated itineraries, shared communication and discounts on entrance tickets to museums.

The cultural proposal of the DMM – Dorsoduro Museum Miles starts again with museum openings

With the reopening of Gallerie dell’Accademia, Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana – following the passage of the Veneto region into a yellow zone – the cultural proposal of the Dorsoduro Museum Mile also starts again, which strongly relaunches the collaboration between the cultural institutions that are based in the Venetian district of Dorsoduro, which offer reciprocal discounts to their visitors. 

Openings starting February 8th

In fact, the Galleries of the Academy of Venice open on Monday 8 February: visitors will be able to admire until February 21st one of the absolute masterpieces of Renaissance painting, the Sacred Conversation with Saints Catherine and Thomas by Lorenzo Lotto of 1526/28.The work, which arrived at the museum in mid-October 2020 from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, will only be exhibited for another two weeks. The Museum, which in compliance with current government regulations can be opened exclusively on weekdays, will observe the usual times: Monday, from 8.15 to 14.15, and from Tuesday to Friday, from 8.15 to 19.15. 

Starting from Thursday 11 February, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection also returns to open the gates of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni 2 days a week, on Thursdays and Fridays, from 10 am to 6 pm, thus making accessible the permanent collection that includes founding works of Cubism, Futurism, metaphysical painting, European abstraction, avant-garde sculpture, Surrealism and American abstract Expressionism.

This will be the opportunity to admire Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece On the Beach, 1937, again exhibited after a year of absence. Ticket booking is mandatory on the museum’s website. 

Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana also reopens on Thursday 11 February with the exhibition projects “Henri Cartier-Bresson. Le Grand Jeu” and “Youssef Nabil. Once Upon a Dream“.

Until February 26th the public will be able to visit for free for 6 days, that is every Thursday and Friday of February, from 10 am to 7 pm, the two exhibitions that reveal the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson through the gaze of five exceptional curators and the nostalgic imagery of the works of Youssef Nabil. 

Palazzo Cini in San Vio, on the other hand, the historic house-museum of Vittorio Cini, will reopen in the spring after the usual seasonal closure.To take advantage of the special discounts for the benefit of visitors to each of the museums of the circuit, it will be enough to show a paid ticket or be a membership card holder of one of the institutions involved.

At Palazzo Grassi, the entrance ticket of the partner institutions will allow you to benefit from a 15% discount at the bookshop. Access and booking methods may be subject to changes according to covid-19 anti-19 regulations (for updates check the website of each institution). 

Conceived in 2015, the Dorsoduro Museum Mile welcomes visitors in a circuit just over a mile long that crosses the Dorsoduro district, between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal, making it travel through eight centuries of world art history: from the masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance Venetian painting of the Accademia Galleries, to the protagonists of the contemporary art scene exhibited at Punta della Dogana , passing through the historic houses-museum of Vittorio Cini and Peggy Guggenheim, which house the collections of these great patrons.   


The Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia, established by Napoleonic decree in 1807 with educational purposes for the training of young artists, are one of the most important museum institutions in Italy and present the most complete collection of Venetian art in the world from the 1300s to the 1800s. The museum is located in the complex including the former church and school of Santa Maria della Carità and the convent of the Lateran Canons, designed by Palladio. It preserves masterpieces by Bellini, Piero della Francesca, Mantegna, Bosch, Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Tiepolo and Canova. In 2015 the Galleries renovated the exhibition spaces, and a further selection of works can now be admired with the help of the most up-to-date technological tools.Campo della CaritàDorsoduro 1050 – 30123 Venezia

From 8 February 2021 Monday at 8.15 am to 2.15 pm Tuesday to Sunday 8.15 am – 7.15 pm


Refined house-museum founded in 1984, it houses a precious nucleus of the ancient art collection of one of the most important collectors of the Italian twentieth century: the entrepreneur and philanthropist Vittorio Cini. Its rooms are spread over two floors: the first houses admirable testimonies of Italian art: Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Sandro Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo and Pontormo are among the Tuscan masters represented, while a rare nucleus of paintings of the Ferrarese Renaissance, with masterpieces by Ercole de’ Roberti, Cosmè Tura and Dosso Dossi, makes the museum even more unique in the Venetian landscape. It is possible to visit the suggestive rooms of this treasure chest of art, together with those of the second floor that host exhibitions and cultural initiatives.Campo San VioDorsoduro 864 – 30123 Venezia

Momentarily closed to the public.  


The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century. Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an “un finished” Istrian stone palace overlooking the Grand Canal, once home to collector Peggy Guggenheim, now houses the American patron’s personal art collection. The museum includes works by the main avant-gardes of the 1900s by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Vasily Kandinsky, René Magritte, Jackson Pollock, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico, as well as masterpieces from the Hannelore B Collection. and Rudolph B. Schulhof and the Nasher Sculpture Garden. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection periodically organizes temporary exhibitions of international importance.Palazzo Venier dei LeoniDorsoduro 701 – 30123 Veneziawwww.guggenheim-venice.itFrom 11 February 2021Day – Venerdìore 10 – 18.Admission by online booking


For over 40 years François Pinault has been an avid art collector, animated by a deep and lasting commitment to many protagonists of the contemporary art scene and a firm desire to explore new territories of creativity non-stop. The programming of Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi – the exhibition venues of the Pinault Collection – is articulated according to a principle of alternation between thematic exhibitions of works from the collection and personal exhibitions of great artists of the present.Palazzo GrassiSan Samuele 3231 – 30124 VeniceFrom 11 to 26 February 2021ore 10 – 19 Gratuitous entry Punta della DoganaFondamenta SaluteDorsoduro 2 – 30123 VeneziaMomentaneamente closed to the public

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