The Querini Stampalia Foundation offers free guided tours of the Museum, focused on some special works of decorative art, related to the world-renowned Venetian handicraft. Among them, the rare Kaiser Violin, a precious glass mirror of the 17th century and various other pieces not usually exhibited to the public. These visits are aimed at discovering and enhancing the world of craftsmanship: exploring the Querini Stampalia historical and contemporary cultural heritage, the tours will provide a journey through the centuries, offering interpretations to understand the present.
A few steps from St Mark’s square, an historic house museumLocated in the heart of Venice, a few steps from St Mark’s square, Palazzo Querini Stampalia is home of the Foundation created in 1868 and given to the city by Count Giovanni. This 16th century palace, partly restructured by famous architects Carlo Scarpa and Mario Botta, houses a library, spaces for temporary exhibitions and a museum that is a most remarkable example of an historic house museum. The residence of the Querini Stampalia family is recreated on the so-called piano nobile, where the traditional reception rooms and living quarters are, decorated with frescoes and stuccoes. Rare pieces of decorative arts, paintings and sculptures are displayed throughout the home. The art collections include Neo-Byzantine school panels, Renaissance paintings and masterpieces such as Giovanni Bellini's Presentation at the Temple, artworks by Sebastiano Ricci and Tiepolo, the renowned scenes of Venetian life by Pietro Longhi and also contemporary artworks.
A free audio guide, available to stream from 10 April to 1 May, will enhance your experience of Homo Faber in Citta. Discover more about Venice, its crafts workshops and its heritage as a city of craftsmanship, to complement your personal tour.Listen
Please stay informed about the latest Covid safety requirements in Venice and comply with any requests from the venues you visit, to ensure the safety of yourself and the participating artisans.
Make sure you arrive on time at each venue (although no more than ten minutes early), to make the most of your experience and the artisan’s time. Please call the venue ahead of time if you are likely to be late.
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