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Church of San Girolamo

Little is known about this church, its construction dates back to the mid-fourteenth century thanks to some nuns of the order of Sant'Agostino. It is said that two nuns in S. Maria degli Angeli in Murano, Bernarda...

Palace Fortuny o Pesaro degli Orfei

The building dates back to the late fifteenth century and is quite large in size, just think that the arcades on the first and second noble floors of the façade in Campo San Beneto measure 45 meters in length. It has...

Teatro Fondamenta Nuove

The Fondamenta Nuove Theater is a private space, located at the end of the homonymous Venetian foundation. It is a multidisciplinary space, dedicated to contemporary productions and shows: prose, but also dance...

Palace Cini

Some texts title this building Loredan Cini to remember its first and last owner; it seems to be the result of the unification of two buildings, Foscari and Grimani and its construction attributed to the second half of...

Church of San Luca

The date of construction of the church is still uncertain even if according to the Corner it is to be placed at the end of the 11th century, before 1072; it seems to have been built by the will of the noble Dandolo and...

Porzione dell'affresco "L'altalena di Pulcinella" di Giandomenico Tiepolo realizzato nel 1791 - 1793 e conservato nel Museo del Settecento Veneziano, a Cà Rezzonico.

The Neapolitan mask: Pulcinella

A characteristic mask from Naples that identifies with the radiance and sympathy of Southern Italy, infusing joy with its vivacity and lightheartedness. It is interesting that this jolly, cheerful and slightly...

The Corno Dogale

Among the particularities that distinguished the doge from all the other sovereigns there was also his headdress: in fact, he did not wear the crown but the horn, a kind of cap of Byzantine origin that took different...

Carpaccio Vittore

Between 1460 and 1465 Vettor Scarpaza/o was born in Venice, later called Carpaccio in modern times. He probably did his apprenticeship with Gentile Bellini, son of Jacopo and brother of Giovanni. Among his first...

Torre Massimiliana

After the fall of the Serenissima in 1797, the militarization of the Venetian lagoon began by the French and Austro-Hungarian governments which established the Maritime Stronghold in Forti Staccati; this involved the...