Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice
Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice | photo by Giovanni Dall'Orto via Wikimedia Commons

Casa dei Tre Oci


Good To Know

Casa dei Tre Oci (House of Three Eyes in Venetian dialect) is a three-floor gallery dedicated to photography, situated on the island of Giudecca.

The house was conceived between 1912 and 1913 by the painter Mario de Maria (1852-1924) who made it his home in Venice. Built to commemorate his beloved daughter, Silvia, who had died a few years earlier, the three windows of the facade represent the three surviving members of the family (Mario himself, his wife Emilia Voight and their son Astolfo), while the mullioned window above them symbolises his late daughter.

Today the house is owned by Polymnia Venezia, a company that organises cultural events related to twentieth century art; inside one can find the original furniture and many artistic and photographic items related to the de Maria family and the house.

Practical Information

Fondamenta Zitelle, 43, Isola della Giudecca, Venice, Italy
+39 04 1241 2332
Opening Times

Open on 26 December and 1 January from 14:00

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.

Closed on Tuesdays, 25 and 31 December

How To Get There

Bus : Vaporetto (water bus) - stop “Zitelle” From Piazzale Roma and from Ferrovia line 4.1 (19 min.) / line 2 (32 min.) From San Zaccaria line 2 (6 min.) / line 4.2 (4 min.)

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Past Exhibitions

Carsten Egevang, East Greenland, Scoresbysund (2016)

The Arctic. The Final Frontier

The exhibition The Arctic. The Final Frontier (Artico. Ultima Frontiera) at Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice examines from three different points of view the huge area of the planet that includes Greenland, Siberia and Iceland, as well as the life of the Inuit people, … [read more]