I forgot to mention, there’s a marvelous exhibition on at the Palazzo Querini Stampalia until March 5th: Rubelli Interprets 18th Century Venice. The painter Pietro Longhi is well represented in the palace, and Rubelli, the historic fabric design company (whose studio is in Venice), has pulled the fabrics right out of Longhi’s paintings (in the Ca’ Rezzonico and Accademia as well) and into the palace. The meticulously-detailed full costumes are displayed on mannequins (damasks, brocades, et.al.), even draping bolts of fabrics across furniture in various stanze, reflecting the fabric portrayed in the painting nearby. Visit the exhibit, then stay for the 30-minute concert in the palace at 5p and 8:30p, included in the price of your ticket.
Rubelli Interprets 18th Century Venice:
- Exhibit closes March 5
- Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Campo Santa Maria Formosa
- Daily 10 – 6p; Friday and Saturday, 10 – 10p. Closed Monday.
- Entrance: 6 â‚¬, reduced 4 â‚¬