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Palazzo dell’Archivio

The Palazzo dell’Archivio of Torcello is of ancient origins, it was bought in 1887 by Cesare Augusto Levi with the aim of turning it into a place for collecting historical and artistic material of the island, alongside...

La Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

San Polo

San Polo is a very lived district and full of interesting ideas. The name of the district derives from the ancient church dedicated to San Paolo Apostolo, located in the largest field in Venice after Piazza San Marco...

Collezione Peggy Guggenheim

Collezione Peggy Guggenheim

One of the most important Italian museums of European and American art; includes works from Cubism, Futurism, European Abstraction, Surrealism and American Abstract Expressionism, by some of the greatest artists of the...

Engraving depicting the doge Marino Grimani

Grimani Marino

He was 63 years old when he came to office (born on the 1st of July 1532) and had a beautiful wife, Morosina Morosini.  He was loved by the people, had a flawless cursus honorum in which he had been ambassador...

Barbarigo Agostino

He was born in 1419 and was 67 years old, the younger brother of the previous Doge Marco. Widower of Isabetta Soranzo , who had given him 5 children (4 girls and a boy), he was ambitious and boasted a...

The San Lorenzo field seen from the homonymous church — (Venipedia/Bazzmann)

Campo San Lorenzo

The San Lorenzo field is closely connected to the present religious center which, according to popular tradition, seems to have been founded between the 6th and 7th centuries. According to history, however, it was...

Canal Grande or Canale Ponterosso

In the heart of the Borgo Teresiano of Trieste, halfway between the Central Station and Piazza Unità, there is a stretch of water that bears the name of Canal Grande, also known as Canale Ponterosso. Designed and...

Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo

The Santi Giovanni e Paolo theater was considered, in the seventeenth century, the most beautiful and comfortable of the Venetian theaters. Built by the Grimani family, it played a crucial role in spreading the Opera...

The Fontego dei Tedeschi in the Gothic period

The complete refurbishment of the building took place in 1341. Over time, based on the changed commercial needs, the Fontego underwent some extensions in 1372, through the purchase of adjacent buildings, including a...