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SCUOLA GRANDE DI S. ROCCO E BASILICA ...

Half Day Tour in Venice

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is the best preserved of the six Scuole Grandi (Major Guilds), that for many centuries were considered the leading institutions for charity and devotion in Venice. In the seat of the brotherhood (built from 1517 to 1549) Jacopo Tintoretto left the masterpiece of his lifetime: a group of 64 paintings realized in the span of 24 years, also including the amazing Crucifixion (a painting on canvas almost 13 meters long) and his most fascinating and "mysterious" works, St. Mary Magdalen and .......

BEATO ANGELICO IN CONVENT OF ST.MARCO

Half Day Tour in Florence

Although it may not be as famous as the Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia, the Museo Nazionale di San Marco (the San Marco Museum) is certainly one of the top museums in Florence and the only almost entirely dedicated to Fra Angelico, a leading figure in the early Renaissance painting and also a patron for Catholic artists, for he was beatified in 1982 by pope John Paul II. As a Dominican friar, Fra Angelico had an insight knowledge of the religious themes and his paintings were renowned for their profound spirituality ........

VILLA FARNESINA

Half Day Tour in Rome

Villa Farnesina, in the heart of Trastevere, is the right place if you want to breathe the atmosphere of a real Renaissance residence. His owner, the banker Agostino Chigi (1466-1520), was the wealthiest man of his days, a great patron of arts and a big party lover. His villa was designed according to Vitruvius principles by the fashionable architect and painter  Baldassarre Peruzzi, and the fresco decoration was realized by his good friend ........

GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION

Half Day Tour in Venice

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is the most important museum for contemporary art in Italy.  It is housed in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th century palace on the Grand Canal that was once the residence of the wealthy art patron and collector Peggy Guggenheim. The museum's permanent collection contains works by the most famous European and American artists of the first half of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Alexander Calder......