- Accademia Gallery Tour led by an art historian
- Includes Accademia Gallery tickets
- Explores the work of the Venetian masters, such as Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and Tiepolo
Accademia Gallery Tour
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After her postgraduate studies in Art History at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and at the University of Padua, Sara took up the charming road of restoration, getting her professional license at the Venetian Institute for Cultural Heritage (IVBC), again in Venice. This dual path between Art History and Art Conservation enabled her to deepen her expertise in the artistic techniques and the modern conservation methodologies of the cultural heritage. She owns a restoration laboratory where she operates on oil paintings on canvas and polychromed wood sculptures. The passion for her country and for the city of Venice has prompted her to research on particular themes, such as the Venetian painting of the XVIII century and the Venetian villas in the mainland countryside. She is authentically fond of museums and churches, too. Spending some time with her in Venice means getting to know the magnificent artistic heritage that is spread throughout the city. Guests are generally fascinated by her descriptions about how Venetians were able to mount a huge gilded ceiling, to stretch the largest paintings in the world, to move monumental columns from one side to the other of the Mediterranean Sea, to patiently position thousands of mosaic tiles. She is mother of two young children, and she does know that each family member has different needs. She boasts more than 10-year-long experience in museum education. Therefore, she accompanies with pleasure families that visit Venice, who are for her a stimulating challenge.
Mosè Viero is a Context tour guide in Venice with a Master's degree in Art History and Restoration. He is passionate about history, and the way the economy and politics are expressed through the arts. While studying in Venice, he became interested in the city's deep and complex past and traditions. Originally from the city of Vicenza in the countryside, he has an outsider's perspective of Venice that gives him the correct distance from the city's historical 'glory' and helps him to interpret the past of such a complex community. Mosè also gives tours of Vicenza. A former journalist and self-proclaimed nerd, he loves to blog, collect comics, board games and Lego bricks.
Cristina has been a qualified tour guide and lecturer in Venice since 1991. She holds a doctoral degree in contemporary German literature with a thesis on Venice as a motif in collective memory, and majors in history and art history. She worked for the UNESCO Venice Office as a researcher in the field of handicraft and collaborated with the Council of Europe in the frame of the Faro-Convention on the concept of Cultural Heritage as applied to Venice. Cristina is also a writer and has authored books on Venice: Venice Master Artisans (2000; 2003) on the great craftspeople of her city; an essay on the glass master Lucio Bubacco for the artist’s monograph, Eternal Temptation by Dan Klein (2008); a book on the gardens of Venice in 2017 and a guidebook about the places of the Protestant Reformation in Venice in 2018. After winning an award for first-time authors, in 2020 her first novel "L'ultima Testimone" was published by Garzanti Publishing House. Because her first love was literature, she sees herself as a ‘storyteller’. She knows and tells many anecdotes and small stories along with the big History of this legendary city.
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