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Querini-Stampalia Review

A connoisseur's delight, this art collection at this late-16th-century palace includes Giovanni Bellini's Presentation in the Temple and Sebastiano Ricci's triptych Dawn, Afternoon, and Evening. Portraits of newlyweds Francesco Querini and Paola Priuli were left unfinished on the death of Giacomo Palma il Vecchio (1480–1528); note the groom's hand and the bride's dress. Original 18th-century furniture and stuccowork are a fitting background for Pietro Longhi's portraits. Nearly 70 works by Gabriele Bella (1730–99) capture scenes of Venetian street life; downstairs is a café. The entrance hall and the beautiful rear garden were designed by famous Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa during the 1950s.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello 5252, Castello, Venice, 30121 | Map It
  • Phone: 041/2711411
  • Cost: €10
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–6
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  • Subway: Vaporetto: San Zaccaria
  • Location: Castello
Updated: 11-13-2013

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