Venezia Arte organises and promotes cultural initiatives and guided tour programmes in Venice and the Veneto Villas, placing particular attention on the diversification of the culture and tourism on offer. It also focuses on local traditions and craftsmanship, with the aim of encouraging visitors to choose sustainable tourism, inviting them to discover the more authentic Venice and its traditions.
The Venezia Arte cultural heritage guides love evoking the beauty of the city by creating accessible stories that are easy to understand.
Murano, back to the future. We will retrace the history of glass, going through the most precious artifacts on display at the Glass Museum to then analyze the realities of present time. Special emphasis will be placed on the art of making glass beads. In the past, the production of beads was carried out in Venice rather than in Murano, and it was a women’s occupation rather than men’s. Today the art of beads making still engages and challenges a good number of creative and innovative artisans and artists.
Free Tours to the Marciana National Library offered by Venezia Arte
The Marciana National Library, in conjunction with the Associazione Venezia Arte, has the pleasure of inviting you to visit its majestic Sale Monumentali (Monumental Rooms) while enjoying an enthusiastic talk given by our guides.
The Marciana National Library is one of the most beautiful Renaissance libraries in Italy, built to hold the fine collection of manuscripts which Cardinal Bessarione, the Patriarch of Constantinople and papal legate to Venice, donated to the Serenissima Republic in 1468.
ExtraOrdinary Venice is the Venice we love best: a Venice extraordinarily out of the ordinary. And what are even more extraordinary are the threads hidden within its densely-woven architectural system. These invisible threads are revealed by our Venetian itineraries, far from the main tourist tracks, leading you to discover the historic-artistic heritage hidden throughout the city, illustrated by highlighting in particular the social and anthropological traits of Venice both past and present.
For years Venezia Arte has been involved in promoting alternative itineraries to support sustainable and responsible tourism. Venezia Arte’s cultural range consists of guided tours which take Italian and foreign visitors around Venice far from the busiest parts of the city, transforming every single tour into a highly sustainable cultural experience. Venezia Arte believes that these principles are indispensable for actively contributing to the safeguarding of our heritage and for creating, through a mindful and culturally gratifying visit, a sense of shared responsibility.
Venezia Arte was founded in 2009 and originated from an idea formed by a group of Venice cultural heritage guides, expert of Venetian cultural heritage and tourism. Venezia Arte promotes and organises cultural visits, fundraising events, conferences and events aimed at promoting Venetian history and the traditions of its heritage communities, as well as raising awareness of its widespread cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible…