The Mazzariol Hall: Mario Botta’s reorganization in Palazzo Querini Stampalia

The restoration and reorganization by the Swiss architect Mario Botta of a new ‘wing’ in Palazzo Querini Stampalia lasted for nearly 30 years. Botta redesigned the spaces of the homonymous Foundation that managed over the years to buy progressively several buildings on the eastern side of the Renaissance Querini Stampalia Palace.

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Santa Maria and Donato, Murano, detail of the floor

Walking in Venice on a ‘marble carpet’

Ancient Venetian floors resemble precious carpets made of marble and stone; the oldest examples with geometrical patterns or allegorical figures can be admired in the churches of Murano, Torcello and San Marco in Venice. Learn about Venetian ‘terrazzo’ and ‘pastellon’ floors, about the marvellous floors in Ca’ D’Oro planned by Baron Franchetti and about the modern floors with mosaics of Carlo Scarpa in the Querini Stampalia Foundation.

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Precious transparencies at St. George’s island, Venice

BestVeniceGuides invites you to discover some less known aspects of the island of St. George in Venice: the Glass Rooms and Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Glass Tea House. The Glass Rooms display at the moment Paolo Venini pieces, real works of art blown in Murano. Admire the transparency of the Venetian atmosphere from a totally different point of view!

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