Teodoro Correr was a passionate collector that lived during the late 1700’s, a time of massive change. During such times, it is common that old valuables are sold off at affordable prices, and Correr was there in wait. The time was the late 1790’s when the 1,000-year rule of the Venetian Republic was coming to an end due to the overtake of Napoleon who then traded it to Austria. Our guy Teodoro Correr took advantage of the changing times and purchased valuable documents, art, furnishings, etc. His collection grew into a vast account of the late years of Venice Republic, and can now be enjoyed in St. Mark’s Square. A fantastic way to get to know that period lies waiting for your visit to this museum.