Venice day 6 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
It was out last full day in Venice, and we set out after a late breakfast to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection which is housed in a single storey palazzo in the Dorsoduro area of the city. This 18th century building was intended to reach up to 4 floors but never got beyond the ground one, hence it's name, Il Palazzo Nonfinito. It was bought by Peggy Guggenheim in 1949 as a home and she filled it with works of modern art, especially of those artists she patronised. It is a wonderful collection, housed in beautiful large and airy rooms and a good contrast to the rather stuffy churches and other museums in Venice. Here are also sculptures in the gardens and great views down the Grand Canal.
As we walked down to cross the Ponte Accademia to Dorsoduro the sun was fairly high and reflecting off from the cobbles giving a remarkable warm light.