La Casa dei Tre Oci (literally “The House of the Three Eyes“) is one of Venice’s best-kept secrets, with a panoramic view over the city, a long history devoted to art and a present infused with a passion for photography.

There is a place in Venice, off the beaten track, that allows you to appreciate the romantic side of the city from a unique perspective. Located on the Island of Giudecca, the Casa dei Tre Oci is a magnificent example of early 20th century Neo-Gothic Venetian architecture: an exhibition space dedicated to photography and an extraordinary vantage point overlooking the basin of San Marco.

Situated in an area of unusual artistic and historic interest, the building is strategically positioned in front of Punta della Dogana, St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace, and is only steps a few steps away from the Church of Il Redentore.

In 2012, following in-depth restoration, the building became a public art gallery dedicated to the study and narration of themes and languages related to contemporary art, in particular, photography and the visual arts. It also houses the photography collection owned by the Fondazione di Venezia and a thematic library.