Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice | Private Tour

2 hrs
Peggy Guggenheim Museum
Refundable booking
Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice | Private Tour LivTours

Journey through the outstanding art of the 20th century on this captivating private tour of the Guggenheim Museum.

Peggy Guggenheim was one of the greatest patrons and advocates of modern art, who promoted movements from Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism and Italian Futurism. She was a supporter of artists from Pollock to Picasso, Max Ernst to Salvador Dali, Kandinsky to Magritte.

In 1949 she purchased the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal, and opened her extensive private collection to the public. The Museum offers outstanding views of Venice’s waterways and is a unique treasure trove of modern art that preserves the legacy of Peggy Guggenheim and the greatest artists of the 20th century.


  • Journey through modern art housed in a Venetian palace on the Grand Canal
  • Learn about the amazing life and legacy of Peggy Guggenheim
  • Admire outstanding artworks by the greatest artists of the 20th century
  • Wander through the peaceful sculpture garden with works by Moore & Marini
  • Enjoy unparalleled views of the Grand Canal and the sheer beauty of Venice

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Your top-rated guide will meet you outside the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and escort you inside to begin your odyssey through the great movements of modern art.

Begin by learning about the life and legacy of Peggy herself; a wealthy American heiress who dedicated her life to philanthropy and patronage of the arts, with museums of her private collections in New York, London, and Venice. With a keen eye for talent, she befriended and encouraged emerging artists from Pablo Picasso to Jackson Pollock and contributed to the recognition of the Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist movements, often courting controversy with her avant-garde exhibitions.

Delve into the rich and varied galleries of this grand Renaissance palace that houses some of the most famous paintings of modern art – a glorious contrast of old and new. You’ll walk through the great movements of contemporary art – marveling at Surrealist masterpieces such as ‘Birth of Liquid Desires’ by Salvador Dali. You’ll find ‘White Cross’ and ‘Upward’ by Wassily Kandinsky, as well as ‘The Poet’ by Pablo Picasso, ‘Alchemy’ by Jackson Pollock, ‘Empire of Light’ by Magritte, works by Joan Miro, Max Ernst… and so much more. A feast for the senses for lovers of modern art.

With several hundred works on display, you’ll be able to take in the highlights of Italian Futurism. Included are works by Gino Severini and Umberto Boccioni among others, including Peggy’s daughter.

Step into the peace and tranquility of the sculpture garden that features renowned sculptors Marino Marni and Henry Moore, and simply enjoy the beauty of Venice from the Museum.

Your tour ends by taking in the spectacular views across the Grand Canal and waterways of this unique city. You are welcome to stay in the Museum, browse the bookshop and gardens, or exit with your guide.


  • Private guide
  • Tickets
  • Museum Highlights
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Views of Venice
  • Works by Dalì, Picasso, Pollock, and more

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Guide Pickup from Central Hotel (Transport Excluded)
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65 €

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