Venice in Rome: from the Basilica to the Palace of San Marco

Guided tour of Palazzo Venezia
Sunday 19 March, 11 am

The history of the palace reflects the long and complicated relationship between two distant yet related cities, Rome and Venice. The visit will enable you to discover the traces of the first foundation of the building, which took place in 1455 at the behest of the titular cardinal of St. Mark's Basilica, the Venetian Pietro Barbo, the future Pope Paul II; the residence within it of the other titular cardinals, almost all Venetians; the donation of Pope Pius IV to the Republic of Venice and its transformation into the seat of the embassy of the Serenissima; and, finally, the presence of great artists from the Lagoon, such as Antonio Canova or Francesco Hayez, the master of Italian Romanticism. 

WHEN: Sunday 19 March
TIME: 11 am
WHERE: Palazzo Venezia
MEETING POINT: via del Plebiscito, n. 118

Information and reservations

The activities on the calendar cost € 5 per participant plus the cost of the relevant entry ticket.

Accessible activities (tactile tours and visits in Italian sign language) on the calendar are included in the ticket price.

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