Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti was built in the sixteenth century. Today, the palace is utilized for art expositions and hosts Fondazione Berengo, a driving institutional dedicated to present the glass specialty of Murano at the most unusual style in the circle of contemporary workmanship by reviving in an creative way the hundreds of years old conventions of the Venetian glass-production.more
One of the most important museums of the world. The Gallerie dell' Accademia is an exceptional exhibition hosting the works of art of the greatest Venetian painters and artists from the fourteenth century to the eighteenth century. The artworks of Bellini, Carpaccio, Canaletto, Tintoretto, Tiziano, Tiepolo, Titian, and Veronese are exhibited in the inside more than 24 rooms.more
Teodoro Correr was a great art connoisseur and art buyer deriving from an aristocratic Venetian family. He devoted his life to collect arts centerpieces, chronicles and items that revealed the historical backdrop of Venice. Through donating to the city in 1830 his complete collection which was gathered throughout the years, henceforward the story of this historical museum of Teodoro Correr began.
The museum contains many divisions. Starting with the Napoleonic Wing where you can find the glorious Neoclassical Rooms and a noteworthy sculptor chefs-d'oeuvres. The following rooms are the Procuratie Nuove encompass various features of Venetian artworks, history and culture describing the day by day life of the Venetians. The Art Collection starts after these rooms and reaching the upper floor where guests can locate a rich artistry accumulation from the most punctual long stretches of Venetian painting of the sixteenth century.
The "Museo della Musica" is music chronicled museum in Venice showing old music instruments some of them were utilized during the time of some renowned music composers like Antonio Vivaldi who was born in 1678 in Venice. The museum is set in the old town in a hall inside the church "Chiesa di San Maurizio". The entrance to this museum is free of charge.more
Ponte de le Maravegie, or Bridge of Wonders, is situated at the junction between the Accademia and the Zattere. As per the legend, seven sisters lived in the royal residence to one side of the extension as you look toward the Grand Canal. Six of them were blessed with a stunning beauty and one comparing to her sisters was terrible. A boatman desired to wed with one of the delightful sisters and used to visit the royal residence regularly yet became so sick. He credited his sickness to black magic executed by the monstrous sister who had always kept away from him. One day, as he was approaching the royal residence, he saw through one of the windows the awful sister looking at a cross while crying.
As he was so moved by this scene, six shining stars appeared in the sky next to a faint one. Than the shining six stars vanished and the faint one turned out to be bright to the point that it lit the entire sky. The boatman was overwhelmed with feelings for the awful sister. He was touched by her inner beauty. As she admitted her great love for him, and that she was asking God to take her life and save him. The boatman was healed and married her.
Long gone are the times of this legendary love story however it stills remembered until our days.
The Murano Glass Museum was established in 1861 when the darkest period in the historical backdrop of Murano glassmaking had been survived, following the fall of the Republic of San Marco in 1797. The museum collections grew rapidly due to the donation of countless glass pieces made on the island throughout the hundreds of years. The collections were completed by the proprietors of the glass manufacturers which had begun working again starting the 50s using the same methods yet still considered contemporary.
Today, the roof of the enormous first floor facing the Grand Canal in Murano affirms the glory of the royal residence outlining the eighteenth-century architectural details. The decoration with the crest of Murano families is very contemporary. Especially with the three huge chandeliers, the dominant one with 60 branches is worthy of specific consideration. It was made by Giovanni Fuga and Lorenzo Santi and was introduced at the first Murano Glass Exposition in 1864 where it was granted a golden award.
Known as the Ponte dei Sospiri in Italian, the Bridge of Sighs, is a standout amongst the most celebrated bridges in Venice, yet on the planet. It has turned into an icon for lovers as they say if they kiss in a gondola under the Sighs Bridge when the bells of Saint Mark ring at sunset, their love will remain forever.more
The church of San Giacomo di Rialto was constructed in 421 by a woodworker. Known as Chiesa di San Giacometto (little Giacomo) in view of its little measurements. It is on a standout amongst the most noteworthy spots of Venice, the Rialto market. Its association with the market is very significant especially with the engraving on the outside apse inspiring the traders, to weight with correctness and to be completely forthright.more
Named for St. John the Baptist's father, St. Zechariah. "San Zaccaria" Church is located at the east of Saint Mark's square not a long way from the waterfront. The church as far as anyone knows contains the assortment of Zacharias.
It was worked between the years 1444 and 1515 and was planned by engineers Antonio Gambello and Mauro Codussi, the last of whom was in charge of finishing the veneer. It is viewed as a standout amongst the most significant works of the Venetian Renaissance. Be that as it may, the chime tower (campanile) is Byzantine in style and the church choir is Gothic.
Inside, the apse is encompassed by a path lit by wonderful tall Gothic windows, and the dividers are fixed with the absolute most heavenly paintings found in Venice.
The most celebrated painting inside the congregation and one that has been as of late revamped is Bellini's last Madonna with child and holy people, painted in 1505.
San Giovanni in Bragora was established in the seventh century. It is considered as one of the first churches in Venice. The little structure there now was built in the late Gothic style as a major aspect of a redesign that started in 1475 and proceeded for a long time. Pope Paul II was baptized there, as well as Antonio Vivaldi. Moreover, a finger of St. John the Baptist, a part of the True Cross of Jesus Christ, and the body of St. John the Merciful, are supposedly held inside. One of the most appreciated custody of San Giovanni is the altarpiece in the east end presbytery. The Baptism of Christ was painted by Giambattista Cima da Conegliano somewhere in the range of 1492 and 1494. It is encompassed by a mind-boggling marble casing cut by Sebastiano Mariani of Lugano, shaping a choice matching of Renaissance painting and figure.more
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