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Venice, Italy

Museo Storico Navale

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Today: 8:45am-1:30pm
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Cost: $1.82 USD (1.55 EUR)

A Naval Tale

Venice is famous for its countless gondolas and iconic gondoliers, but the history of these unique boats unfortunately remains unknown to most visitors. This less-visited museum showcases the history of the gondola along with many other boats that held various functions throughout the nautical history of Venice. This museum also contains the military history of the city, with cannons and submarines on display on the first floor. See famous art collector Peggy Guggenheim’s —which was the last of the private gondolas of the —as well as naval maps and designs dating from the 8th century. The tiny admission fee goes toward a naval orphanage too, so you can feel good about your time spent here.

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