The Correr museum is located in the beating heart of the city and hosts sculptures, paintings and masterpieces of Venetian art.
The museum is located in the old Royal Palace in St. Mark’s Square and includes the Napoleonic Wing and the Procuratie Nuove. Built to house Teodoro Correr’s collection, it features several exhibition spaces dedicated to the art and history of Venice. These include the neo-classical rooms housing sculptures by Antonio Canova, historic collections describing the changing cityscape of Venice and the pinacoteca, boasting important masterpieces of Venetian art from its origins to the 16th century.
There is a particular, slightly off-the-beaten-track and hidden itinerary at Museo Correr in sestiere San Marco. This itinerary opened to the public in July 2012 and explores the Imperial Apartments of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, also known to the most as the beautiful and charming Princess Sisi.