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 concentration of artistic treasures in the world. Masterpieces located in every corner of the city. Add to that the fact that the city itself is a work of art, and you will understand why even Venetians themselves continue to discover its hidden treasures.
The history of Venice reveals the importance that art had in the past also as a means of political communication. Venice was for centuries one of the richest cities in Europe, a commercial crossroads between East and West.
Venice was inhabited and ruled by wealthy merchants who for centuries were the main buyers of works of art. Masterpieces to enrich their homes, public buildings and churches in the city. As a result, Venetian artists and craftsmen were among the best in Europe.
With our tours you will discover the places where the great mercantile emporium of Venice was located: Rialto. The area is surrounded by the institutional buildings responsible for the management and control of commercial activities. On the ohter hand the churches were the places where the merchants went and prayed to be able to conclude honest and fruitful business.
Many of the masterpieces of our city are still found in their original places. You can choose to visit the palace of one of the richest Venetian families. You will admire the splendid decorations created by the most famous artists of the Baroque period.
If you prefer the tour dedicated to the Accademia Galleries you will have the opportunity to see the evolution of Venetian painting from 1300 to 1700. You can otherwise decide to focus on the great masters of the sixteenth century, above all Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese. Tiepolo and Canaletto dominated instead the eigtheenth century. If you like modern art instead, do not miss the tour to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
And admiring the buildings of the city you can discover the architectural styles that characterize the city. You will see Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, and in addition masterpieces of Palladio and the Baroque period.
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Venice and Palladio
The three main sources of Andrea Palladio‘s style were the architectural theorist of the 1st century B.C. Vitruvius, the classical building of Rome, and mathematics which governed proportions. How were this principles applied to Venice?First available date: 30 03 2023
Business and Faith in Rialto
Business and Faith in Rialto guided tour will take you through the Rialto Market stalls, where colours are reflecting the change of the seasons, exploring the heart of Venice’s commercial and trading center, discovering hidden art masterpieces and…tasting Venetian tapas!First available date: 30 03 2023
The Guggenheim Collection
The American art collector Peggy Guggenheim moved into the 18th Century Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in 1949, and she filled it with her art treasures, consisting of a good number of the most representative examples of the major European and American modern art movements of the 19th century.First available date: 30 03 2023
Venice Masters of Colour
Venice Masters of Colour guided tour will take you to the church of San Sebastiano, the best place to admire the great artistic skill of Paolo Veronese, and to the Scuola Grande dei Carmini, richly decorated with masterpieces by Giambattista Tiepolo, the best scene painter of the 18th century in Venice.First available date: 30 03 2023
A Venetian Palace
A Venetian Palace private guided tour includes the visit to Ca’ Rezzonico, one of the most impressive palaces on the Grand Canal, a testimony of the folie de grandeur of the noble Venetian families of the past. An opportunity to experience the authentic atmosphere of a great 1700 private residence.First available date: 30 03 2023
The Accademia Galleries is the definitive treasure house of Venetian painting. The museum displays the most significant collection of Venice art worldwide: a fascinating overview of more than 500 years of Venetian masterpieces characterized by colour and light.First available date: 30 03 2023