Alberto Martini died in 1954 in Milan and left his legacy in the hope that a museum dedicated to Italian surrealism could be founded. A retrospective exhibition dedicated to his memory in Oderzo sparked his memory in 1967 and was the beginning of the current picture in the gallery. Thanks to donations and new acquisitions in preceding years, the collection rose to 450 impressive works. The photo-gallery has found its permanent home on the second floor of the Palazzo Foscolo.
This museum is dedicated entirely to Venice and its political and military history. Through the quarterfinals of the Napoleonic Wing and Procuratie there's a tour of sculpture, navigation, festivals, clothing and past professions - really a review of Venice's history. It's in the famous Piazza San Marco, in front of the Basilica of San Marcos. The origin of this museum is the private collection of Teodoro Correr that was donated to the city in 1830 and that has been subsequently extended.
The Costume Museum of the Game of Chess is in Vicenza in Veneto, Italy. This museum holds the famous chess match held every 2 years on the 2nd Sunday in September. The museum is considered the most historically representative and has guided tours.
Juliet's Tomb is located near the center of the city but outside the walls. It took us a while to find it. The building in which it is located is a former Capuchin monastery, and the tomb is in a crypt that smells a bit musty, and where you can see the empty sarcophagus. To acces the crypt, you must enter through the gardens of the convent. Inside the monastery you can visit a museum of frescoes and sculptures which was quite interesting. We had the Verona Card, so we didn´t have to pay.
A Venetian Baroque palace dating from the seventeenth century that belonged to the Pesaro family. It's situated along the Grand Canal Venice and has stunning views of the same and the rest of San Polo neighborhood because of its 3 floors. Now it houses the Gallery of Modern Art (on the first 2 floors) and the Oriental Museum, with a collection of Chinese and Japanese objects collected by Count Bardi on his travels to the Far East.
This palace was the residence of a very influential family in Venice, the Mocenigo family. The facade is quite simple but the interior is decorated, you can cycle through all the rooms of the house with eighteenth century furniture and decorations still intact. The ceilings are decorated with frescoes and inside is the museum of fabric and dress where you can see the Vittorio Cini collection of curtains and religious fabrics. The palace belongs to the City so it's one of the museums that you can visit using a Venice Card.
The Villa Contarini - Ghirardi Foundation(Padua city) was built in 1546 and currently has an exhibition of maps from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century in a camping area, a new Gipsoteca pieces, a Greek-Roman lapidary museum . The Foundation also organizes permanentexhibitions .It's surrounded by a park, rich in trees.
Villa pisani is a museum in Venice. It has a large ballroom whose ceiling is features Giambattista Tiepolo's fresco representing the Glory of the House. It has a continuum of paths with trees, roses, nurseries, fountains and railings to the famous labyrinth which was created by shaping hedges well.
The Maffeiano Lapidary Museum in Verona, is located in the center of the city, inside the walls, facing the arena. We bought the Verona Card (15 €), which gave us free access to the museum, so after visiting the arena, we decided to make the most of the card and visit the museum. It can be seen in half an hour, if you don't stop too long at each tombstone. What I liked the most was the central courtyard.
The Archaeological Museum of Verona is located inside the enclosure of the Roman Theatre, near the Stone Bridge and the churches of Santo Stefano and San Giorgio in Braida. The price of admission covers both the museum and the theatre, but if you have the Verona Card (as I did), it's free. The exhibition on Roman remains is very interesting for lovers of archaeology. Moreover, from the courtyard of the museum, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city.
For lovers of contemporary art, this is a must! This gallery, located on the ground floor of Palazzo Iseppo (the work of sixteenth century architect Andrea Palladio), is divided into two sections: SELECTION, dealing with talented young emerging artists, and CAVEAU, offering works by artists already well-established on the international scene. Both sections have exhibitions, events, private meetings and educational visits. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday afternoons from 15:30 to 19:30 and admission is free.
It is located on the third floor of a Venetian Baroque palace, Ca Pesaro, dating from the seventeenth century, next to the Grand Canal. It houses a collection of Chinese and Japanese works gathered by Count Bardi on his travels in the Far East.
In San Marco neighborhood is the neoclassical church of St. Maurice that is closed for worship. The museum contains a collection of stringed musical instruments from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and panels explaining the life of Antonio Vivaldi.
The Degli Alpini Museum in Vicenza, can be found in the Tavern of the Alps. The museum has uniforms, historical documents and relics on display that reconstruct the history of the mountain, especially the events of the main characters of the WWI in an interesting way. The museum has a collection of vintage photographs, letters and manuscripts.
This small, but interesting collection of fossils is located in some of the rooms at the back of the Basilica of Our Lady of Monte Berico, and is completely free. There are fossils of fish, crabs, and plants found in the area, as well as other interesting objects like ostrich egg shells, and Neolithic-era agate stones. A fleeting visit to this museum, which is a real hidden gem, is certainly recommended if you're in the area.
The Museum was opened in 1938, largely thanks to donations from Luigi Marson, 1899 -1952. It is now back where it belongs, Vittorio Veneto, after the former municipalities of Serravalle and Cenedea forced it to be re-located.