Articles: Sightseeing Venice

Veronese descends on Palazzo Grimani

Story of Ester Exhibition, Palazzo Grimani

After a long, complex restoration, these spectacular canvases that normally soar overhead in Chiesa San Sebastiano have been brought down to earth at Palazzo Grimani until July 24.

When is a typewriter store a work of art?

After years of closure and a 12-month restoration, the magnificent Carlo Scarpa creation for Olivetti office machines has once again been returned to its rightful place on the Piazza. Enjoy the first article by a new contributor, Gioia Tiozzo.

We love you Lino…

So many travelers come to Venice having heard of Murano’s fame for hot glass, but knowing little else about it. This extraordinary retrospective of master artist Lino Tagliapietra — his first ever in Italy, believe it or not — is a perfect way to get up to speed.

A Millennium of Glass Mastery at the Correr

A brilliant exhibition of Venetian and Murano glass has just opened at the Museo Correr, and will run through April 25th. Celebrating over 1000 years of glass production, it’s the largest of its type since 1982.

Murano Glass: History without the Hard Sell

A welcome new initiative from your friends at the Musei Civici. Learn the fascinating story behind the art glass of Murano in a multifaceted tour — sans hard sell — for only €15 per person.