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Exhibitions in the Veneto region

Choosing Veneto as a destination for your holidays means not only staying in a region rich in natural beauty and landscapes but also discovering the history and culture of these places, which constantly offer new and interesting activities in an area just 210 km long.

One of these activities is definitely the organisation of exhibitions throughout the region. This shows the importance of art exhibitions in Veneto and that they are an asset of our country.

VAN GOGH – Between Wheat and Sky

WHERE
Vicenza, Basilica Palladiana
INFORMATION AND BOOKING
Tel. +39 0422 429999
biglietto@lineadombra.it
https://biglietto.lineadombra.it



CALL CENTER OPENING HOURS
Monday – Friday: 09.00 am – 01.30 pm, 2.30 pm – 06.00 pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Monday – Thursday: 09.00 am – 06.00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 09.00 am – 08.00 pm
Last ticket issued 75 min before close

ADMISSION AND TICKETING
WITHOUT BOOKING (only available at the exhibition ticket desk)
Full € 14
Reduced € 11 university students (under 26s, with current student ID), Seniors visitors  over  65 yrs  (with ID ), Journalists (upon presentation of a valid press card for the current year)
Reduced € 8: Young visitors from 6 to 17 yrs

WITH BOOKING
Full € 16
Reduced € 13: university students (under 26s, with current student ID), Seniors visitors  over  65 yrs  (with ID ), Journalists (upon presentation of a valid press card for the current year)
Reduced € 10: Young visitors from 6 to 17 yrs

OPEN TICKET € 23
This ticket allows to visit Vicenza exhibition from the day after purchase, with no restriction on the date or time of entry.

GROUP TICKETS
Advance booking is required (minimum 15, maximum 25 visitors, with 1 group leader free of charge included)
Full € 12
Reduced € 9: Young visitors from 6 to 17 yrs
For groups with their own guide, the cost of required headsets is € 80

SCHOOL TICKETS
Advance booking is required (minimum 15, maximum 25 visitors, 2 school leaders free of charge included)
Full € 6
For school visits on Saturdays and Sundays the group ticket price is applied.

FREE ADMISSION
Free admission for children under 5 (but not in school groups)
Severely disabled visitors escort
The sale of tickets will cease 75 minutes before closing time.

GUIDED TOURS
(English, German, French, Croatian languages)
Groups only with booking  € 130 (minimum 15, up to 25 visitors)
Schools only with booking € 70 (minimum 15, up to maximum 25)
Except for schools, the guided tours for groups admission include a personalized head-set with microphone.
Schools visits not led by Linea d’ombra staff must be escorted by their own teachers.
Guided tours are not allowed without the prior consent of the Management.

AUDIO GUIDES
Adult € 6
Young visitors € 4

FURTHER INFORMATION
Free obligatory cloakroom service for exceeding the average size handbags  and backpacks, Baby strollers, umbrellas, tripods  (The cloakroom cannot accommodate suitcases and other luggage or large items).
Infant backpacks allowed in the in the exhibition venue.
All potentially dangerous bags are subject to inspection by security staff.
Animals, food and beverages are not admitted in the exhibition venue.
Photograph is not permitted. Camera,  phone and any other electronic device could be introduced only if switched off.
Services for visitors with motor disabilities and free wheelchair hire.
Bookshop inside the Basilica Palladiana.

THE EXIBITION
curated by Marco Goldin

Ulivi, 1889 olio su tela, cm 51 x 65,2 Edimburgo, Scottish National Gallery, acquistato nel 1934 © Antonia Reeve

I, too, at times feel very weak, when I work on the dunes or elsewhere: I certainly do not eat my fill. My shoes are all patched up, completely worn out; all that and other small miseries give me lots of wrinkles. Finally, all this would be nothing, Theo, if I could hang onto the idea that everything will in any case turn out well, provided I persevere.
Vincent to Theo, summer 1883

Van Gogh. Between Wheat and Sky, exceptionally presents a very high number of works by the Dutch artist, forty paintings and eighty-five drawings; with the fundamental contribution of that Van Gogh treasure chest, the Kröller-Müller Museum in Holland. It precisely reconstructs the entire biographical story, initially placing the accent on the decisive Dutch years that, from autumn 1880 in the mines of Borinage, actually in Belgium, through to autumn 1885 at the end of the fundamental Nuenen period, are a kind of inflamed and continually protracted stigmata. A genuine via crucis in the agony and desperation of living. It will be like going into the laboratory of Van Gogh’s spirit, into that secret place, known only to him, where his images were formed. Often in the sharing of themes, firstly with Jean-François Millet and then with the artists of the so-called Hague School, a kind of Dutch version of the Barbizon School.

 

The Textures of Giorgione

WHERE
Museo Casa Giorgione
Piazza San Liberale, 1 – Castelfranco Veneto (TV)
WHEN
27/10/2017 – 04/03/2018
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Friday – Saturday – Sunday: 9.30am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Closed: Mondays, Easter day, Christmas day and 1 January
TICKETS
Full price: € 5, Reduced price*: € 3, Family ticket: € 10
*Reductions:
Children aged 7 to 17, students up to age 26, groups of at least 15 members, over 65s, staff of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT), FAI members, Touring Club members, persons accompanying people with a disability.
Free admission:
Children up to age 6, people with a disability, one guide accompanying each group, 2 accompanying persons for each class of school children, journalists, residents of Castelfranco Veneto when accompanying at least two visitors (with a full price or family ticket), ICOM members, authorised tourist guides and interpreters.
INFORMATION
www.museocasagiorgione.it
Tel. (+39) 0423 735626
info@museocasagiorgione.it
museo@comune.castelfranco-veneto.tv.it
THE EXHIBITION
“The Textures of Giorgione” is a fascinating exhibition based on the parallel path of the history of art and fabrics, aimed at giving an interpretation of the allegorical aspect of the works and character of Giorgione. The textures, intended as fabrics, are those worn by the men and women depicted. In those times, they were excessively costly yet represented a status symbol, refinement and spending ability in a worldly triumph of appearances. On leaving the museum, the itinerary takes you to the ”places of Giorgione” in the old town centre: the Duomo, the Torre Civica, the Studiolo in Vicolo dei Vetri, Casa Costanzo and Casa Barbarella.

 

Waiting for Schifanoia… exhibiting at Bonacossi

WHERE
Palazzo Bonacossi
Via Cisterna del Follo, 5 – Ferrara
WHEN
A temporary exhibition until the re-opening of the Museo d’Arte Antica at Palazzo Schifanoia
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Monday: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
TICKETS
Free admission
INFORMATION
Ufficio Informazioni e Prenotazioni Mostre e Musei – C.so Ercole I d’Este, 21, Ferrara
+39 0532 244949 – +39 0532 203064
diamanti@comune.fe.it
www.palazzodiamanti.it
THE EXHIBITION
A temporary exhibition of a selection of works that will return to Palazzo Schifanoia when renovation works have been completed. In particular, the exhibition will include paintings of sacred art from the 16th and 17th centuries by great masters of Ferrara such as Sebastiano Filippi, also known as Bastianino, and Ippolito Scarsella, also known as Scarsellino, belonging to the storeroom of the former Orfanotrofi e Conservatori or from the Church of the Madonnina.
The exhibition is divided into four sections:

  • Paintings from the Collezione Orfanotrofi e Conservatori and from the Church of the Madonnina
  • Restorations and proposals
  • New features for the Museo Riminaldi
  • Leopoldo Cicognara sculpted by Antonio Canova.

Carlo Bononi. The last dreamer of the Ferrarese School

WHERE
Palazzo dei Diamanti
Corso Ercole I d’Este, 21 – Ferrara
WHEN
14/10/2017 – 07/01/2018
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Every day: 9.00am – 7.00pm
Also open on: 1 November, 8, 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January
TICKETS
Admission prices (audio guide included for individual visitors, mandatory radio guides included for groups)
Full price: € 11, Reduced price: € 9, (aged 6 to 18, over 65s, university students, affiliated categories), Groups (min. 15 people): € 9, (free admission for 1 accompanying person for every 20 paying visitor), Schools: € 5 (free admission for 2 accompanying persons for each class). Free admission: children aged under 6, people with a disability with an accompanying person, journalists and tourist guides with an official badge, ICOM members, military personnel in uniform
INFORMATION
Tel. +39 0532 244949, Fax: +39 0532 203064
e-mail: diamanti@comune.fe.it
www.palazzodiamanti.it
THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition at Palazzo dei Diamanti will be dedicated to one of the great protagonists of 17th century painting, Carlo Bononi of Ferrara, whose name, not surprisingly, was often linked with Zurbáran or Caravaggio. For centuries, Bononi, like all the artists of Ferrara in the 17th century, remained in the dark, overshadowed by the memory of the Renaissance period when the Este ruled Ferrara. The artist, a naturalist who depicted mythological scenes, huge decorative cycles of sacred art and altarpieces, instead, developed a pictorial style that focused on emotions, the intimate and sentimental relationship between the figures he painted and the observer.

Art for Art’s Sake. From Previati to Mentessi, from Boldini to De Pisis

WHERE
Castello Estense
Largo Castello, 1 – Ferrara
WHEN
15/06/2017 – 27/12/2017
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
(ticket office closes 45 minutes earlier)
Closed: on Monday in the months of October, November and December, and on 25 December 2017. Open on: 1 November and on 8 and 26 December 2017
TICKETS
Full price: € 8, Reduced price: € 6, Lower and upper secondary school groups: € 3, Aged under 12: €1
INFORMATION
Tel. +39 0532 299233
castelloestense@comune.fe.it
www.castelloestense.it
THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition gives visitors a glimpse of Italian art in the 19th and 20th centuries, highlighting the contribution by artists of Ferrara. The works of Giovanni Boldini, Gaetano Previati, Giuseppe Mentessi and other artists active in the 19th century and 20th centuries accompany the itinerary dedicated to Filippo de Pisis, in the splendid setting of the symbolic monument of Ferrara. The exhibition is a further opportunity to admire the works of the Gallerie d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Palazzo Massari, which remained hidden after the earthquake in 2012.

Guercino

WHERE
Pinacoteca San Lorenzo
Corso Guercino, 47/1 – Cento (FE)
WHEN
18/06/2017 to 30/12/2017
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Friday 10.00am – 1.00pm / 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday 3.00pm – 7.00pm
To request opening on other days/at other times,
please call IAT Informaturismo on +39 051 6843334
TICKETS
Free admission
INFORMATION
Tel. +39 051 6843334
Fax: +39 051 6843398
e-mail: informaturismo@comune.cento.fe.it
www.comune.cento.fe.it
THE EXHIBITION
The new Guercino “museum” is situated in the 18th century church of San Lorenzo, an architectural gem that will house twelve works, by the great artist, which will return to Cento after the earthquake of 2012.

Magnificent Egypt: artefacts from international museums and reconstructions on a scale of 1:1

WHERE
Via Aquileia 123,
Jesolo Lido (VE) opposite Pala Arrex
WHEN
26/12/2017 to 30/06/2018
INFORMATION
mostraegitto.com/
THE EXHIBITION
Unique artefacts from leading Italian and international museums, spectacular reconstructions and faithful reproductions on a scale of 1:1, interactive and immersive multimedia: these are the main features of the major exhibition on ancient Egypt. An itinerary divided into 11 sections will cover history, dynasties, religion, cults and technical and scientific skills, from the past up to the present day.

Manolo Valdès

WHERE
Galleria d’Arte Contini
Calle Larga XXII Marzo – Venice
WHEN
09/05/2017 to 30/11/2017
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Every day: 10.30am – 1.00pm / 2.00pm – 7.30pm
INFORMATION
www.continiarte.com
Tel. +39 041 5230357
E-mail: venezia@continiarte.com
THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition brings together the latest 40-50 works that explore the creative world of this artist, renowned for his portraits of women. Some of the major works of his career will be presented, including large-scale collages and intriguing faces of women, reproduced in aluminium, bronze or alabaster. The artist is a real hunter of images: he chooses a subject and a theme and then introduces it in various forms with the aim of recreating a unique and up-to-date image.

Emilio Vedova: De America

WHERE
Magazzino del Sale
Zattere, Dorsoduro 266 – Venice
Spazio Vedova
Zattere, Dorsoduro 50 – Venice
WHEN
18/06/2017 to 30/12/2017
TICKETS
Ticket office and Bookshop
Spazio Vedova, Dorsoduro 50
10.30am – 6pm – Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Last admission at 5.30pm
Tickets: € 8, Reduced price: € 6, Reduced price for students up to age 26: € 4 (after compulsory school age upon presentation of a valid student card) Family ticket (two adults accompanying children: € 16, Children up to age 10: free admission
Reductions: € 6 Over 65s, Customers of Garage San Marco (upon presentation of a car parking ticket), FAI members, Soci Touring Club Italiano members, Rinascentecard holders, AreAArte Card holders, Tourist guide without a group upon presentation of an official card, people with a disability with an accompanying person, Journalists (with a valid press badge for the current year) Police (upon presentation of an ID card or in uniform) Admission price for students: € 4, Children/teenagers aged 11 to 18, Students up to age 26 upon presentation of a valid student card
Free admission: Children up to age 10, Journalists (with prior accreditation by e-mail) Group leader (min. 15 pax) A person accompanying a person with a disability, Every Wednesday for residents of Venice, Members of the Associazione Guide Turistiche of Venice
INFORMATION
www.fondazionevedova.org
THE EXHIBITION
The cycle by Emilio Vedova De America, presented at the Magazzino del Sale – where the robotic machine designed by Renzo Piano will be operated, comprises 14 large black and white paintings created by the artist between 1976 and 1977. The exhibition will highlight the artist’s expressive bond with American art, arising from decades of interaction with figures on the US cultural scene, travels and ties with universities, from Washington to Philadelphia.

 

Werner Bischof – Photographs 1934-1954

WHERE: Casa dei Tre Oci
Fondamenta Zitelle, 43 – Venice
WHEN:22/09/2017 to 25/01/2018
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Monday to Sunday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Closed on Tuesday
INFORMATION:
Tel. +39 0412412332 / 0412414022
e-mail. info@treoci.org
www.treoci.org
THE EXHIBITION
From 22 September 2017 to 25 February 2018, Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice will host a great anthology dedicated to Werner Bischof (1916-1954), one of the most prominent photographers of the 20th century, and one of the founders of the Magnum agency. The exhibition, curated by his son, will present 250 photographs, mainly vintage ones, taken from the most important photo coverage that will allow visitors to retrace the long journeys that took the Swiss artist to the most remote corners of the world, including India, Japan, Korea, Indochina, Panama, Chile and Peru.

Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas: the Al Thani collection

WHERE
Palazzo Ducale – Sala dello Scrutinio
Piazza San Marco, 1 – Venice
WHEN
09/09/2017 to 03/01/2018
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
1 April to 31 October   8.30am – 7.00pm (admission allowed until 6.00pm)
1 November to 31 March 8.30am – 5.30pm (admission allowed until 4.30pm)
TICKETS
A single ticket is valid for Palazzo Ducale and for the combined itinerary of the Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. This ticket is valid for 3 months and allows one single admission to Palazzo Ducale and the combined itinerary.
Full price: € 20
Reduced price: € 13, Young people aged 6 – 14, Students aged 15 to 25, Group leaders (max. 2) of groups of at least 15 children or students, Over 65s, Staff of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT), Rolling Venice Card holders, FAI members
Free admission: Residents and citizens of Venice, ICOM members, Children aged 0 to 5, People with a disability and an accompanying person, Qualified tourist guides and interpreters accompanying groups or individual visitors; for groups of at least 15 people, 1 free admission (with prior booking only), Teachers accompanying school groups, up to 2 teachers per group; Servizio Civile volunteers; MUVE ordinary partners; MUVE Friend Card holders, The Cultivist card holders (plus three guests).
Family price: reduced price for all family members, for families comprising two adults and at least one child (aged 6 to 14).
School price: € 5.50 per person (valid from 1 September to 15 March), for students of all schools accompanied by their teachers; a list of the students’ names must be provided by their school.
Audio guide (only available at the ticket office): € 5 euro (for 1 person), € 8 euro (for 2 people)
INFORMATION
Tel. +39 041 2715911, Fax: +39 041 5285028
e-mail info@fmcvenezia.it
palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/
THE EXHIBITION
Five hundred years of goldsmith art history told through over 270 objects on display at Palazzo Ducale. Gleaming gems, precious stones, antique and legendary jewels, together with contemporary creations, lead us on a journey through five centuries of the traditions of India, a land that has been rich in precious stones and home to a highly refined goldsmith tradition since ancient times.

The European Secessions – Munich, Vienna, Prague, Rome. The Wave of Modernity

WHERE
Palazzo Roverella
Via Giuseppe Laurenti, 8 – Rovigo
WHEN
23/09/2017 to 21/01/2018
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Weekdays: 9.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Open 7 days a week
TICKETS:
Full price: € 12
Reduced price: € 10 (groups of adults on an organised guided tour with free admission for 1 group leader; groups of adults on a guided tour at fixed times; visitors aged between 6 and 18; over 65s; university students; teachers upon presentation of an ID card; affiliated categories)
Free admission:
Children aged under 5, people with a disability and 1 accompanying person, journalists with a press badge, military personnel
INFORMATION
Tel. +39 0425 460093
www.palazzoroverella.com
e-mail: info@palazzoroverella.com
THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition includes 4 themed sections, each one dedicated to a different secession. It starts with the Munich Secession, in 1892, where the Jugendstil movement was born, which was joined by various artists including Franz von Stuck, Ludwig von Hofmann, Carl Strathmann and Thomas Theodor Heine. It continues with the Vienna Secession, which began in 1897 and developed on the initiative of the Hungarian writer Lajos Hevesi and the great artist Gustav Klimt. The Prague Secession, perhaps less known, began in 1890 with various groups of modernist artists who moved away from the traditional culture of their country of origin: one of these was the Manes group. The Prague-based artists mainly focused on drawing and engraving: a third of the section dedicated to the Prague Secession will, however, be dedicated to graphics. The final section is the Rome Secession, active between 1913 and 1916, including artists such as Felice Casorati, Plinio Nomellini, Enrico Lionne, Aleardo Terzi and Giuseppe Biasi

Botero – the poetical nature of fantasy in 50 masterpieces

WHERE
Palazzo Forti
Cortile Mercato Vecchio, 6 – Verona
WHEN
21/10/2017 – 29/04/2018
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Monday: 2.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30am – 7.30pm
INFORMATION
www.arenamuseopera.com/it/
THE EXHIBITION
Fernando Botero decided to conclude celebrations for his 80th birthday and his career spanning fifty years in the magnificent museum of the Fondazione Arena di Verona, which with more than thirty rooms celebrates the creative process that leads to a work of art. On the occasion of this exhibition, 50 large works will be on display that retrace the artist’s entire career. The many masterpieces on display include Piero della Francesca (diptych) (1998), Musici (2008) and La Vedova (1997).

Robert Capa – Retrospective

WHERE
Museo Civico in Bassano del Grappa (VI)
Piazza Garibaldi, 34
WHEN
16/09/2017 to 22/01/2018
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Monday to Sunday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Closed on Tuesday
Closed on 1 January, at Easter and on 25 December Special opening on Tuesdays when a public holiday
The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time
TICKETS
Full price:
€ 5
Reduced price: € 3.50 Over 50s, Children/ teenagers aged 10 to 18, University students under age 26, Groups of visitors of more than 15 people, People with a disability and legally acknowledged invalids, COOP members, FAI members, TOURING CLUB members
Free admission:
Residents of Bassano del Grappa, ICOM members, Officially registered journalists, Persons accompanying people with a disability and legally acknowledged invalids, Children under age 10
INFORMATION
Tel. +39 0424 519901
e-mail. museo@comune.bassano.vi.it
www.treoci.org
http://www.museibassano.it/articolo/robert-capa-al-museo-civico
THE EXHIBITION
The Museo Civico of Bassano hosts the important exhibition entitled “Robert Capa. Retrospective” dedicated to the extraordinary work of Robert Capa (Budapest, 22 October 1913 – Thai Binh, Indocina, 25 May 1954), pseudonym of Endre Friedmann, invented in 1936 together with his partner Gerda Taro. In his works, the artist eliminates the barrier between the photographer and his subject, illustrating the misery, chaos and cruelty of the war.   In his works, the artist eliminates the barrier between the photo and the subject, illustrating the misery, chaos and cruelty of the war. The exhibition, divided into 22 sections, is part of the biennial festival “Bassano Fotografia 2017” organised by Pro Bassano in collaboration with the Municipality of Bassano del Grappa, in its fifty edition this year.

 Museo di Palazzo Grimani (Palazzo Grimani Museum)

WHERE
Museo di Palazzo Grimani – Ramo Grimani, Castello 4858 Venice
WHEN
Permanent exhibition

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Tel. +39 041 2411507
E-mail: sspsae-ve.grimani@beniculturali.it

OPENING TIMES
Mondays: 8.15am – 2pm; from Tuesday to Sunday: 8.15am – 7.15pm.
The sale of tickets ends 45 minutes before the rooms close.
Closed all day on the following days: 1 January, 25 December, 1 May (except when staff are available on a voluntary basis).

TICKETS
Full price: € 10, Concessions: € 7.50, Joint ticket for Galleria dell’Accademia + Palazzo Grimani: Full price: € 15, Concessions: € 12

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Galleria Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro (Franchetti Gallery at Ca’ d’Oro)

WHERE
Galleria Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro, Cannaregio 3932, 30121 VENICE (VE)
WHEN
Permanent exhibition
DESCRIPTION OF THE EXHIBITION
Ca’ d’Oro, one of the most prestigious late Gothic “palazzi” in Venice, hosts the important art collection, on two floors, that belonged to baron Giorgio Franchetti (1865-1927), who donated his collections and the building, in 1916, to the Italian State after having restored them, with extensive restoration work, to their original splendour.

OPENING TIMES
Mondays: 8.15am – 2pm
from Tuesday to Sunday: 8.15am – 7.15pm

The sale of tickets ends 30 minutes before closing time. Opening times on Sundays and pubic holidays are subject to variations that will be communicated each time. Due to a shortage of staff, on public holidays, between 8.15am – 10am and 6pm – 7.15pm, the second floor of the museum may only be open to accompanied groups   (ask at the ticket office for further information). Closed all day on: 1 January, 25 December and 1 May (except when staff are available on a voluntary basis).

TICKETS
Full price: € 8.50 (+ € 1.50 reservation fee), Concessions: € 4.25 (+ € 1.50 reservation fee) for EU youngsters – age 18 – 25 upon presentation of an ID card, and permanent teachers when not accompanying groups of students. Special Concessions: € 6.50 – only available at the ticket office for special events and conferences.
Free admission: € 0 (+ € 1.50 reservation fee): Minors under age 18 (minors under age 12 must be accompanied), for EU students and university lecturers of the Faculties of Architecture, Conservation of Cultural Assets, Educational Sciences, those enrolled on degree courses in the Humanities or literary subjects specialising in archaeology, history or art of the Faculties of Humanities and Philosophy, those enrolled at Academies of Fine Arts, members of voluntary associations that carry out promotional activities and spread the knowledge of cultural assets (according to agreements established with the Ministry – Article 12 , paragraph 8 of the Code), employees of the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities, members of ICOM (International Council of Museums), EU citizens with reduced mobility accompanied by a member of the family or by a care worker, journalists in possession of a press ID card, freelance tour guides in the EU, interpreters in the tourism field in possession of a licence when working alongside a guide
Free admission: € 0 (+ € 7.00 per group as a reservation fee), students and teachers at public and private schools in the EU.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Tel. +39 041 5200345 – E-mail: info@cadoro.org

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The Garden of Valsanzibio and Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani – Arte, an excellent example of symbolism and botanical gardens, opens to the public again.

WHERE
Galzignano Terme (PD)
WHEN
2017 season – cultural meetings and events in the museum’s Garden at the foot of the Euganean Hills
THE AIM
to experience the atmosphere and splendour of the holidays spent by the Venetian nobles in the Veneto hinterland.

A new season begins at the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio. From Saturday 25 February, the garden will be open for visits every day, from 10am to sunset. Built in the mid-17th century at the behest of the Barbarigo family and designed by Luigi Bernini, a top Vatican fountain expert and the younger brother of Gian Lorenzo, in recent years this open-air museum has seen a huge increase in the number of visitors from all over Italy and the world thanks to its growing visibility on the Web and in international media, which increasingly dedicate wide coverage to this property at the foot of the Euganean Hills. It has been the holiday destination of noble Venetian families for centuries, even before the time of the Scrovegni.
Last year, “Arte”, one of the leading cultural TV programmes in Europe, chose Valsanzibio as one of the 20 most important and impressive gardens in Europe, dedicating about a 30-minute episode to it, broadcast in France, Germany, Switzerland and other countries. Recently, the artistic director Davide Rampello of the programme “Paesi e Paesaggi” (Countries and Landscapes), broadcast during the TV programme “Striscia la Notizia” on Canale 5, visited Valsanzibio, describing the area of the Parco Colli as follows: “Nature has given us these rolling hills covered in woods, vineyards and streams. In the heart of this natural Paradise, Man has created his own Paradise: a garden that is unique in the world!” Much interest was aroused by the ancient techniques still used – the only possible ones and the safest – to prune the maze and the box trees that grow up to 5 metres high, which are unique in the world.
Rampello concludes by saying; “It is not a dream, it is the excellence of Italy”.

In recent years, this Garden consecrated by tourists from all over the world, is gaining increasing recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a private asset where huge commitment is involved in terms of protection and preservation.

Once again this year, the Garden offers a rich schedule of events to be enjoyed in the open air. In addition to guided tours, to gain insight into the symbolic, artistic and botanical aspects of the location, many events will be held on Sundays. These will include the spring literary festival “Letture tra gli alberi secolari” (Readings among centuries-old trees), starting on Sunday 26 March. The festival brings together books and guides compiled by renowned journalists, authors and experts of the garden. A presentation to visitors by the authors in the Garden of Valsanzibio will be followed by readings on the lawn in the non-monumental area of the Garden in the shade of its centuries-old trees.
Then, from spring onwards, guided tours will be available with tastings at the end, including 5 o’clock tea and aperitifs at sunset, with a wide selection provided by leading local companies. On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, lunches and snacks will be served on the lawn. The aim is to excite visitors, letting them re-live the splendour of the Serenissima  (Venetian Republic) in the Venetian hinterland and the Euganean Hills area, which has huge potential for its increasing tourist offer.

Guests staying at hotels in spa towns can take advantage of a discount.

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