Richard Wagner, the great composer, lived on the mezzanine level (piano nobile) of the palazzo that now houses the museum dedicated to his work and memory. He stayed here for six stretches between 1858 and 1883 where he died. Here you will find rare documents, posters, signed letters, paintings, records and various other heirlooms.
You can only visit the museum by prior arrangement and by guided tour. The tour usually lasts about one hour and while there is no charge, it is customary to make a contribution to the work of the association that runs the museum.
How to get there:
You will easily spot the magnificent palazzo as it now houses the Venice Casino and it has a large sign on the outside advertising this fact. It is seconds from the San Marcuola vaporetto stop and close to the Rialto Bridge. From Piazzale Roma, there is also a free ferry service every 10 minutes on Fridays and Saturdays, and every 20 minutes Sundays to Thursdays.
Nearest Vap stop:
By pre-arrangement only
Ca’ Vendramin Calergi
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