• Italy
  • Venice – the civic museums (Ca’ Rezzonico & Ca’ Pesaro)

    Following the previous posts about the Doge’s Palace and Museo Correr, this post will be about another two museums of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE), that is to say, Ca’ Rezzonico and Ca’ Pesaro. If you have read my previous posts about Venice, please click here to jump directly to the main content of […]

    Venice – the civic museums (Ca’ Rezzonico & Ca’ Pesaro) was last modified: July 24th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – the civic museums (Museo Correr)

    Following the previous post about the Doge’s Palace, this post will be about another museum of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE), Museo Correr. Also included in the itinerary is a visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Venice and to the Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Marciana. If you have read my previous posts about […]

    Venice – the civic museums (Museo Correr) was last modified: July 10th, 2019 by Dong
  • Events
  • Verrocchio, Master of Leonardo

    1. Why this exhibition? 2. Practical information 2.1 Opening hours 2.2 Ticket prices 2.3 Other important information and tips 3. The exhibition 3.1 Verrocchio between Desiderio and Leonardo: the Female Portraits 3.2 Verrocchio between Desiderio and Leonardo: the Ancient Heroes and The David 3.3 Verrocchio and His Followers: the Madonnas, between Sculpture and Painting 3.4 Verrocchio […]

    Verrocchio, Master of Leonardo was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (2/3)

    This is my second post about Venice and in it I’m going to introduce to you another five churches which are members of the Chorus Association. If you have read my previous post, please click here to jump directly to the main content of this post. If not, the following paragraphs will be about an […]

    Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (2/3) was last modified: May 28th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – Gallerie dell’Accademia

    Following my previous posts about the churches belonging to the Chorus Association and the museums belonging to the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, this post is about, in my opinion, one of the most important art galleries in the world. If you are a fan of the Venetian school, which is represented by Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, […]

    Venice – Gallerie dell’Accademia was last modified: May 5th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • City of Verona – the fortified town in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

    As the UNESCO comments: The historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from […]

    City of Verona – the fortified town in the Middle Ages and Renaissance was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • City of Verona – the Roman remains

    As the UNESCO comments: The historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from […]

    City of Verona – the Roman remains was last modified: March 17th, 2019 by Dong
  • Germany
  • Temporary Exhibition in Munich Alte Pinakothek – “Florence and Its Painters”

    Sometimes people ask me why I like paintings in particular those of the Old Masters. There are a few reasons. I like the stories they tell; I like the stories behind their creators; and most importantly, I like how the artists tried to establish a connection between their works and the viewers, which won’t change […]

    Temporary Exhibition in Munich Alte Pinakothek – “Florence and Its Painters” was last modified: January 28th, 2019 by Dong
  • Germany
  • Museumsinsel – Central Berlin’s collection of five museums built over a century

    As the UNESCO comments: The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, built between 1824 and 1930, are the realization of a visionary project and show the evolution of approaches to museum design over the course of […]

    Museumsinsel – Central Berlin’s collection of five museums built over a century was last modified: January 12th, 2019 by Dong
  • Spain
  • The Silk Exchange – La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

    As commented by the UNESCO: Built between 1482 and 1533, this group of buildings was originally used for trading in silk (hence its name, the Silk Exchange) and it has always been a centre for commerce. It is a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture. The grandiose Sala de Contratación (Contract or Trading Hall), in particular, […]

    The Silk Exchange – La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia was last modified: December 11th, 2018 by Dong