The Naval Museum of Venice shows rich maritime history. It is located in Castello region, near the Arsenal, the oldest Venetian shipyard and naval depot. The exhibits are exposed to several stories and some of them are hundreds of years old.
The creation of the museum is associated with the time when Venice was occupied by the Austrians. In 1815 they decided to preserve some historical ship models which were created in the Arsenal. Gradually more and more artifacts had been added. Among them was even the ceremonial barge of the Doge himself. On the ground floor of the museum are objects from the artillery of Venice. Particularly interested are the torpedoes which had been used during the Second World War. There you can see the torpedo which sank the “Queen Elizabeth”. This is a low-speed torpedo which is steed manually by divers who set the explosive charges and swim away to safety. One room is entirely dedicated to Admiral Angelo Erno who is famous for the battles he led against Algeria. He also put great efforts to preserve Venice as a major marine power by trying to reorganize the Arsenal. Upstairs is an exhibition, connected to Admiral Francesco Morosini. He was a Venetian doge who became famous as the person who drove the Turks out of the Peloponnese. The Admiral however was strongly criticized because of the bombing of the Parthenon which greatly affected the historical monument. On the third floor you can see traditional commercial vessels, fishing boats and some beautifully decorated gondolas. Among these gondola is the one which used to belong to Peggy Guggenheim donated it to the museum after her death.
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Genesis of the museum associated with the time when the Austrians were occupying Venice. In 1815 . they decided to preserve some of istoricheksite ship models created in the arsenal. Were gradually added more and more artifacts , including even the ceremonial barge of Doja . On the ground floor are exposed subjects artillery of the Venetian army. Of particular interest are the torpedoes used prsz World War II. You will be able to see a torpedo that sank the Queen Elizabeth during World War II . It is a low-speed torpedo that was steered manually by divers who jumped just before impact. One room is entirely dedicated to Admiral Angelo Erno , which is famous for the battles that led to Algeria. Admiral and put great efforts to preserve Venice as a major maritime power , trying to reorganize arsenal. Upstairs is located concentrations of Admiral Francesco Mrosini , became known as the man who drove the Turks out of the Peloponnese. The admiral , however, and suffered a lot of criticism because bonbardirovkite over the Parthenon , which greatly affected the historical monument. On the third floor are shown traditional commercial vessels , fishing boats and beautifully decorated gondolas . Among them is the nacelle Peggy Gugenhay donated to the museum hovered her death.
Address: Riva S.Biasio Castello;
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