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Anteroom of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio, Francesco Guardi, ca. 1765–68 - (Metropolitan Museum, NY)

Procurators of San Marco

The Procurators of San Marco were an authoritative judiciary of the Serenissima Republic, second only to the figure of the Doge and of which he has the election for life. The year of establishment of the office is...

Cà Pesaro.

Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna Cà Pesaro

The palace, which overlooks the Grand Canal, was designed in 1600 by Baldassare Longhena (1598-1682), commissioned by the noble Pesaro family. The building was planned in a tripartite scheme, a part on the Grand...

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...

Image of a stretched anchor.

Museo Storico Navale

One of the 5 naval museums in Italy, for lovers of ships and more. The last captain of the Venetian Navy was Angelo Emo, to whom a funeral monument was dedicated - sculpted by Giovanni Ferrari, known as il Torretto...

De zioba grasso tute łe boche łica. 'On fat thursday, all mouths can lick'

As many know, the term grasso (fat) in reference the two days of Carnival, Tuesday and Thursday, indicates a period in which particularly nutritious foods, sweets, or fats were consumed. This is because the period of...

Detail of the external plaque of the Querini Stampalia. (Venipedia / Bazzmann Archive)

Museo Querini Stampalia

On the death of Giovanni Querini Stampalia in 1869, the then scientific foundation obtained the property of Palazzo Querini Stampalia, which was the home of the deceased, as a testamentary bequest. With the Royal...

Coronavirus: we’re in a real-time laboratory of a more sustainable urban future

A pause has been forced on urban life. Quiet roads, empty skies, deserted high streets and parks, closed cinemas, cafés and museums – a break in the spending and work frenzy so familiar to us all. The reality of...

Scuola Grande of San Fantin.

Scuola Grande di San Fantin

The origins of the school are not known precisely, but the school dates back to 1471, the year in which two confraternities took up residence: that of San Gerolamo and that of Santa Maria della Giustizia (Mariegola ‘...

Church of Santo Stefano.

Chiesa di Santo Stefano

The church is located in the campo of the same name, Santo Stefano, between the Accademia bridge and campo Sant’Angelo in the direction of San Marco, in the center of which stands the monument to Niccolò Tommaseo,...