Venezia città magica e misteriosa, città della cultura e dell'arte.
La Quadreria delle Gallerie dell’Accademia ospita all’ultimo piano del monastero palladiano dei Lateranensi circa 80 dipinti di scuola veneta costituenti il deposito del museo. All’epoca dell’apertura della quadreria, l’allora Ministro per i Beni Culturali, Antonio Paolucci, la descriveva così: “il deposito è la riserva vitale di ogni collezione pubblica, ne documenta la storia con le mutazioni del gusto... e' il luogo della ricerca... e' il museo nascosto che sta al museo visibile cosi' come gli organi interni stanno alla pelle e alla faccia di ciascuno di noi”.
Situated in the wonderful East Powder Magazine as witness of the history of the island, this little museum recollects a significant selection of renovated archaeologic finds.
The museum of Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons was built by Baldassarre Longhena next to St Giorgio dei Greci church in the school of St Nicolò (where the Hospital for poor Greeks had its lodgings from 1678 till the beginning of the XX century).
The museum, owned by the diocese of Venice and promoted by Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani, 1912-1978) when he was Patriarch in Venice, holds newly-restored (or in restoration) works of art originally from Venetian churches.
The museum is set in the ex Benedictine monastery of St Apollonia, erected between the XII and the XIII centuries.
The amazing Cini Palace, that faces the Grand Canal on one side and rio St Vio on the other, is located halfway between the Accademia and the Guggenheim foundation. Many important art collections are preserved in this 1500s palace, once residence to Count Vittorio Cini. In 1984, his daughter Yana (Venice 1294- Rome 1989) donated it to the Giorgio Cini Foundation, together with the part of the palace that contains them.
The Hebrew Museum is set in Ghetto Novo campo, between the two most ancient Venetian synagogues. It is a small but very detailed museum founded in 1953 by the Jewish community living in Venice. The precious objects here exhibited are important examples of goldsmith and weaving manufactures (XVI-XIX century) and are a witness to their traditions.
A historically and artistically interesting itinerary can be seen in the ancient Vescovi di Torcello Palace, based on the production of Murano glass from its origins till our day.
The Lace Museum was opened in 1981 and celebrates one of the best art productions of traditional lace-making, on the Venetian island of Burano, that was it’s home for centuries.
More than 200 examples (XVI-XX century) are kept in the historical Lace School of Burano, founded in 1872 by countess Andriana Marcello so as to promote this secular tradition.