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The 12th edition of the “Culture Week”: let’s discover Venice!

The Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture opens for ten days lots of monuments, museums, archaeological sites, archives, libraries with large popular events throughout the whole country.

Thousands of events: exhibitions, conferences, special openings, workshops, guided tours and concerts that will make more special the experience for all the visitors.

This year, the 12th edition of the “Culture Week” will take place from April 16th to 25th.

The main purpose of this initiative is to promote culture awareness and to transmit the love of art to an ever wider audience of citizens that, for seven days, can choose from exhibitions, conferences, workshops, guided tours, concerts, shows , film showings and special openings in all regions of Italy.

Museums and Palaces in Venice will open their doors to experts and enthusiasts, through the organization of free guided tours and themed itineraries.

The main attractions that will open their doors free to the public are:

• The “Ca d’Oro” and the tour exhibition of Flemish tapestries of the 16th century.

• The Museum of Oriental Art and the opportunity to see some masks representative of traditional Japanese Noh theater.

• The “Gallerie dell’Accademia”, where for the first time there will be organized the show of two drawings by Jacopo Tintoretto and Francesco Guardi, acquired in 2009.

• The “Palazzo Foscari”, last residence of the Doge Francesco Foscari and now seat of the Venice University, which hosted illustriouscharacters such as Henry III of Valois, King of France and Poland.

• The “Palazzo Grimani”, a noble residence in Venice of the sixteenth century.

• The “Libreria Sansoviniana”, with the inauguration of the exhibition ” Tesori della musica veneta del Cinquecento. La policolarità Giovanni Matteo Asola e Giovanni Croce”.

• The Provincial Museum of Torcello – Archaeological Section and Section Medieval and Modern, which includes ruins and artifacts related to the island and lagoon.

• The “Arsenale”, whose visit will be preceded by an introductory lesson by the architect Claudio Menichelli in cooperation with the Maritime Research Center.

• The house of the famous Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto.

• The National Archaeological Museum of Venice.

For more information or details regarding specific dates and opening hours, please visit the website: www.beniculturali.it

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