Fees

I offer only private tours. Each visit, the sites and the duration, is designed to meet the specific interests of the clients. My fee starts from 75 euros per hour. Prices varies according to the client’s specific requirements and number of people.

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Museums and Permanent Collections

Guided tours of all exhibitions and permanent collections of modern and contemporary art.

Please do not hesitate to ask about the most interesting exhibition going on. I'll be glad to give you the best advice.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection at Ca’ Venier dei Leoni, housed in what it was the home of Peggy Guggenheim, is one of the most important museums of European and American modern art in Italy.  Works by Picasso, Mondrian, Brancusi, the Futurists, Pollock, Morandi, Calder, Stella, Kiefer, Chillida, Fontana, Burri and many others. The garden guests a collection of sculptures that cross the 20th century and reach our time, from Arp to Kapur. 

The François Pinault Foundation at the Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi: contemporary art works from the private collection of Francoise Pinault, one of the largest in the world, which offers the opportunity to stay always updated with the latest trends in art. 

Fondazione Querini Stampalia: Beside being a library and museum centered around 18th century lifestyle contrasted with an impeccable 1960 Carlo Scarpa renovation, this multifaceted foundation regularly hosts contemporary art exhibitions.

Palazzo Fortuny: Once the private home of the Spanish designer, artist and couturier Mariano Fortuny, the palace hosts a permanent exhibition of his personal objects, paintings, clothing and furniture, much just as it was; it also regularly hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and fashion, Italian and international.

Ca’ Pesaro hosts permanent modern art collection and periodic exhibitions of contemporary art.

Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa at Palazzo Carminati and Palazzetto Tito: for over a century this foundation has been promoting young artists by mounting a wide variety of art events and exhibitions. 

Fondazione Vedova at the Magazzini del Sale, presenting the works of Venetian artist Emilio Vedova, one of the most important Italian artists in the post-war art movement. The foundation hosts events and research projects on the themes of “painting – space – time – history” – the fundamental elements of Vedova’s art.

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La Biennale

2017 ART BIENNALE

57th International Art Exhibition Biennale 2017: VIVA ARTE VIVA

Director: Christine Macel

2017 May 13th - November 26th

Guided tours to the exhibition and to the international pavillons at the Giardini and in the Arsenale .
Fee: a two hour tour costs 170 euros up to 10 people (admissions are not included in my fee). 

THE MOST INTERESTING ART EXHIBITIONS IN 2017:

Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana: Damien Hirst 

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable. 

2017 April 9th - Dec 3rd

A bold return of the great British artist! Particularly recommended. 

 

 

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Art Galleries

Stimulated by events such as the Biennale that attract art connoisseurs from all over the world, a clutch of excellent contemporary galleries are now presenting both well-known and emerging artists. These galleries offer a perspective on contemporary art that integrates and sometimes anticipates choices of international art fairs and exhibitions.

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Artists' Ateliers

This itinerary, designed especially for art collectors, offers the chance to meet emerging and cutting edge artists in their studios. In these private workspaces not usually open to the public, you'll have the opportunity to discuss their work and ideas with them personally, gaining another dimension from a true insider's perspective.

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Glass:Visits to Artist's Ateliers and Specialized Galleries

Over the centuries, the art of glass has expressed itself here through a myriad forms and techniques. Even today this time-honored tradition, which is completely rooted in the atmosphere of the city, attracts artists and designers from around the world who have invented new interpretations and stylistic variations of this material.

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Carlo Scarpa

Carlo Scarpa and the Architecture of the 1960ies: the Olivetti Shop and the Querini Stampalia Foundation

The great architect Carlo Scarpa (Venice 1902 - Sendai 1978) had a unique ability to "read" historic places, and to understand the particular force and meaning they had in their contemporary urban settings. the transformation of a building occurred always in this harmonious context. 

This can be seen especially in Venice, his hometown. Here Scarpa was able to achieve in his works an extraordinary balance between the  substantive and weighty history of Venetian architecture and his understanding of the present time.
In the Olivetti Shop in Piazza San Marco, that was intended by Adriano Olivetti, who commissioned the work, to be a "calling card" for his typewriter industry, scarpa transformed a long and narrow room into an elegant, vertical space. Although he uses traditional materials such as mosaic, terrazzo, brass and white stone, he gives them a modern twist through the way he handles them. 
On the ground floor of the 16th-century palazzo Querini Stampalia, scarpa created a harmonious path to unite the different spaces: the new access bridge, the canal at the front and at the back the courtyard with the garden. Materials such as stone and marble interact with the natural surrounding of water, plants and light.
A more comprehensive overview  of the work of Scarpa include the Correr Museum, where there are rooms that preserve the original setting and the entrances to the Faculty of Humanities in San Sebastiano and to the Faculty of Architecture at the Tolentini. Both entrances were completed posthumously by Scarpa's collaborators, based on his original designs. 

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Contemporary Architecture on the Giudecca Island

An itinerary which reveals how famous modern architects, including Aldo Rossi, Alvaro Siza, Gino Valle and Cino Zucchi, transformed industrial areas on the Giudecca into contemporary buildings that nevertheless remain in synergy with the island’s traditional architecture.

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