Palazzo Cini Gallery in Venice
Palazzo Cini Gallery in Venice

Palazzo Cini Gallery

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13th- to 16th-century Tuscan and Ferrarese paintings

The Palazzo Cini Gallery is a museum house in Venice, located between the Accademia Galleries and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The former residence of Vittorio Cini (1885–1977) – an Italian industrialist and philanthropist – this 16th-century gothic-style palazzo contains a significant part of his impressive art collection.

The Gallery was established through a donation by Vittorio’s daughter, Yana Cini Alliata di Montereale (1924-1989). In 1981 she presented the Giorgio Cini Foundation with part of her father’s collection and some rooms of the Palazzo Grimani, acquired by Cini with the adjacent Palazzo Foscari in 1919 and 1920.

The first floor, or Piano Nobile, is furnished with antiques and artworks including 13th- to 16th-century paintings from the Tuscan school as well as fine examples of Ferrarese Renaissance painting. Visitors can view masterpieces by Botticelli, Pontormo and Piero di Cosimo among others. On display are also fine ceramics, porcelain – including a 275-piece set by Cozzi – enamels, gold-work, Murano glass, terracotta sculptures and period furniture, including a rare 14th-century Sienese marriage-chest and an 18th-century Neapolitan sedan-chair.

Practical Information

Campo S. Vio, 864, Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
+39 04 1271 0217
Opening Times
Monday 11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 11:00 - 19:00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 25 December and 1 January.

How To Get There

Bus : Vaporetto (water bus) line 1 or line 2 "Accademia" stop

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