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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the most important museum in Italy of European and American art from first half of the 20th Century. The personal collection of heiress Peggy Guggenheim (1989-1979) was mostly bought between 1938 and 1947, in both Europe and New York thanks to the advice from friends, artists and art critics. The collection holds major works of Cubism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, housed in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice on the Grand Canal, once home to Peggy Guggenheim. The museum also houses the masterpieces of the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden and organizes important temporary exhibitions. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which also operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. Facilities: Museum Shop, Museum Café, Audio guide.

How to get there: Take the vaporetto from Piazzale Roma or the Railway Station: route 1 or 2 directed to Lido, get off at the Accademia stop.

Vaporetto from St Mark’s Square: route 1 or 2 directed to Piazzale Roma or the Railway Station, get off at the Accademia stop.

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