OUR MOST RECENT EVENT
A Live Video Broadcast on Zoom
Wednesday 28 April 2021
A VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOUR AT THE CA'D'ORA PALACE, VENICE
Luisella Romeo has been a registered tourist guide in Venice since May of 2000. She was born and raised in Venice and after graduating from University in Venice, Ca’ Foscari, in Foreign Languages and Literature, had the chance to travel and study her love of art and history abroad. She says she is interested in most things and enjoys meeting people from all over the world. It is Luisella’s birthday on the 28th April - so maybe we should drink coffee and eat cake to celebrate with her?
The Ca ‘d’ Ora Palace stands on the Grand Canal directly opposite the Rialto Market. Once covered in colourful paint and gold leaf, the house has been a national Italian museum featuring the beautiful art collection of Baron Giorgio Franchetti who acquired the palace in 1894 and turned it into an art gallery.The collection features major masterpieces by Mantegna, frescoes by Titian and bronze statuary and bas- reliefs. Franchetti, with the support of Gabriele D’Annuzio and Mariano Fortuny, designed and decorated the exquisite ground floor with ancient tessarie in marble of different colours, inspired by the mosaic floors of St Mark’s Basilica.