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Venice Art & History

Venice Art & History: a journey through colours and light!

If you are interested in art, history and local culture choose our Venice Art & History tours.

Venice is one of the cities with the greatest concentrations of artistic treasures in the world, masterpieces located in each and every corner. Add it to that the fact that the city itself is a work of art, and you will understand why even Venetians continue to discover artworks never noticed before.

The history of Venice reveals the reasons behind the wealth in art. Venice was for centuries one of the richest cities in Europe, the commercial crossroads between the East and the West. It was inhabited and ruled by wealthy merchants who for centuries were the main buyers of works of art, with which they enriched their homes, public buildings as well as the churches in the city. Venetian artists and artisans were among the best in Europe.

Discover the places where the great commercial emporium of Venice was located, surrounded by the institutional buildings responsible for the management and control of commercial activities, as well as the churches where merchants prayed for fruitful and honest business.

Many of the masterpieces of our city are still in the places for which they were originally painted. Visit the palace of one of the wealthiest Venetian families to admire the beautiful decoration created by the most famous artists of the Baroque period.

By visiting the Gallerie dell’Accademia you will follow the evolution of Venetian painting from 1300 to 1700. You can also choose to focus on the great painters of the 16th century, such as Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, and of the 18th century as Tiepolo or Canaletto. If you like modern art instead, don’t miss the tour to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

And by looking at the particular architecture of the city you will be able to deepen the various architectural styles, from Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance, with particular attention to the works of Palladio and Baroque.

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