Rediscovering Venice and its treasures

Posted By: About Italy on December, 10 2007 in About Italy
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“Venice to rediscover. Hidden treasures in the churches of Venice”:It’s an important event promoted to develop cultural turism by opening the doors of all the artistic treasures of the city.

With this initiative tourists and citizens of Venice are given the possibility of discover and rediscover the artistic works and treasures of the churches and of the places which normally are not opened to the public for security reasons.

Tourists that visit the city every day are numerous and they come from all over the world to admire the artistic splendour of the Serenissima, but never before Venice has opened the doors to all its visitors in this way.

With “Venice to rediscover” even the unskilled can appreciate beautiful sculptures, paintings and private treasures accurately preserved and they will come into contact with the huge artistic and cultural patrimony of the city.

Among the churches opened to the public and the artistic works they preserve you will have the possibility of visiting St. Paul’s Church ( here is kept the Via Crucis by Giandomenico Tiepolo), the Temple of the Saint Redemptor (the Orti dei Cappuccini) and the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (with the Pala Pesaro and the Assunta by Tiziano Vecellio).

Until the 31st of Dicember, everyone who can be interested will have free access to the most beautiful churches of Venice, across an artistic itinerary unique in its kind.

Venice to rediscover is realized by the Commune of Venice, Chorus-Association Churches of Venice in collaboration with Artemisia.

If you are interested in the event and want to visit the city go to our site www.aboutvenice.org

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2 Responses to “Rediscovering Venice and its treasures”

  1. 1

    Sounds like a wonderful event, and what a great way for everyone to rediscover the culture and history of Venice!

  2. 2

    Venice and its lagoon are on the UNESCO heritage list and not without reason. The city has an almost infinite amount of things to do and see. A tour to these churches is one of them.

    Titian painted the Assumption of the Virgin (Assunta) in about 1516. With that painting he established a classical High Renaissance art style in Venice. It is a masterpiece in a heroic scale.