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Coat of Arms of the Querini Stampalia family
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Who we are

Established in 1869 by Count Giovanni Querini, the last descendant of the Querini Stampalia family, the Querini Stampalia Foundation is unique in Venice for showcasing the patrimony of this noble local family as well as for its promotion of contemporary events. According to the will of the Count, the Library remains open to the public into the evening hours and on holidays. Other facilities within the complex include the Museum, a precious example of an 18th-century aristocratic residence; and an area dedicated to temporary exhibitions. A visit to the palace invites you to explore the family's original rooms, antique furnishings and art collection and to view the contemporary architectural additions contributed by Carlo Scarpa, Valeriano Pastor and Mario Botta. The fluid passage from past to present affords a perfect setting for individual study, cultural projects and special events.  


Giovanni Querini Stampalia envisioned an institution that would foster enlightenment at an individual and cultural level--"to promote the study of worthwhile disciplines," in his words-- and this remains the mission of the Foundation to this day: to create an open atmosphere that nurtures learning, scholarship, and the exchange of viewpoints.


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For further information please write to [email protected]



Fondazione Querini Stampalia


Santa Maria Formosa

Castello 5252, 30122 Venice

Tel. 041 2711411

Fax 041 2711445

VAT number and Fiscal Code


[email protected]


Opening hours


Museum, Carlo Scarpa Area, the Intesa Sanpaolo Collection and Temporary Exhibitions

from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm

Closed on Monday

last admission 5.30 pm


Library and Newspaper Library

from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm

Sunday and holidays, 10 am - 7 pm

Closed on Monday



from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm

Closed on Monday



from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm

Closed on Monday


Animals (of all sizes) are not allowed in the Palace


Website credits

Studio Camuffo

Alvise Rabitti
Giovanni Rosa