Museums and Palaces

palazzo grassi a venezia

Palazzo Grassi in Venice

Summary Palazzo Grassi in Venice Palazzo Grassi, located in campo San Samuele and facing the Grand Canal, was the last palace built before the end of the Venetian Republic, in 1772. The Stairwell The main stairwell is

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palazzo delle prigioni a venezia

The new prisons

Summary The Building The huge prisons were made of large marble and Istrian stone blocks and were intimidating and frightening. Still today we don’t know how they were assembled. The palace was constructed in 1500 to create a

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harrys bar a venezia

Harry’s Bar and Ernest Hemingway

Summary Ernest Hemingway and his novella There is no doubt that the intensity of warfare in the Veneto district overall, and it echoes in Ernest Hemingway’s novella Across the River and Into the Trees, published in 1950.

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peggy gu


Summary Peggy Guggenheim Collection The art gallery was opened in 1951 by Solomon R. Guggenheim and hosts the private collection of his wife Peggy, one of the most influent personalities in XX

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arsenale di venezia

“L’ Arsenale”

Summary “L’ Arsenale” is located in S. Martino in the Sestiere di Castello. Among the various meanings of the origin of the name we report that of the Masons that

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facciata di ca d'oro

Ca’ D’Oro, Ca’ Farsetti and Palazzo Grimani

Summary Ca’ D’Oro Considered by many to be the most beautiful palace on the Grand Canal, the Ca’ D’Oro was built by expert stonemasons in the 15th century, mostly nameless artisans under the direction of the great architect Bartolomeo Bon. It is

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palazzo pisani moretta

Palazzo Pisani Moretta and Ca’ Foscari

Summary Palazzo Pisani Moretta One of the most noteworthy gothic palaces is Palazzo Pisani Moretta; built in the 15th century, in the mid 1700’s it was acquired by the Moretta branch of the Pisani family. Almost immediately the family fell

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ca vendramin

Ca’ Vendramin Calergi and Santa Fosca

Summary Ca’ Vendramin Calergi Ca’ Vendramin is famous today for being Venice’s Casinò, and indeed the first casinò in the world. Until recently, it only held the classic French gambling games dating back centuries,

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fondaco dei turchi a venezia

Fondaco dei Turchi and Ca’ Pesaro

Summary Fondaco dei Turchi The Fondaco dei Turchi, built in the 1400’s, became in 1621 the workplace and residence allotted to merchants of the Ottoman empire. Fondaco is originally an Arabic word in fact, meaning warehouse. The Venetian State, as always kept a

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