La Gondola is perhaps the most famous boat in the world, certainly the most photographed. Its unique silhouette has become the symbol of Venice over the centuries. Carlo Donatelli Passi, a Venetian who grew up among his streets and fields, became an engineer at the Polytechnic in Milan, an officer in the Navy during the Second World War, and he has always passionate about sailing boats and precision naval mechanics. After many years of research and after having built a gondola on a perfect scale 1: 100, he publishes La Gondola: a unique, detailed and historical book, very documented and even fun. It's certainly a book to read before going to visit Venice, and certainly an amazing gift that you may find on the web.
The Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre, is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, contains approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century. In 2017, the Louvre was the world's most visited art museum, receiving 8.1 million visitors.
The Hermitage, or Hermitage, officially the State Hermitage Museum (in Russian: Государственный Музей Эрмитаж ?, transliterated: Gosudarstvennyj Muzej Ėrmitaž), is located in Russia in St. Petersburg, on the side of the Palace and houses one of the most important art collections of world; the building was originally part of the imperial royal palace that for two centuries hosted the families of the Romanov tsars, until 1917, the year of the beginning of the October Revolution. It is one of the most visited art museums in the world.
The urban Ecomuseum of Turin is an ecomuseum concerning the city of Turin. To get to know the history of the districts of Turin, it is possible to take part in the activities offered by the Urban Ecomuseum: present in all the city's boroughs, it tells its story through a rich program of activities organized in exhibitions, theatrical performances and debates.
Palazzo Strozzi a Firenze è uno dei più bei palazzi rinascimentali italiani. Di mole imponente (furono distrutti ben 15 edifici per fargli posto), si trova fra le omonime via Strozzi e piazza Strozzi, e via Tornabuoni, con tre grandiosi portali identici, su altrettanti lati. Vero e proprio capolavoro dell'architettura civile fiorentina del Rinascimento, fu iniziato per volere di Filippo Strozzi, un ricco mercante appartenente a una delle famiglie più facoltose di Firenze, per tradizione ostile alla fazione dei Medici.
In 1958 the Museum was opened to the public at Palazzo Chiablese, where part of the extraordinary collection of magic lanterns, objects and machinery of the Prolo collection was exhibited. In the Nineties he gained the choice to enhance the collections, creating a Foundation and above all giving the Museum a new location. The choice finally fell on the Mole and today, thanks also to its location in a building with such a strong visual and scenographic impact, the National Cinema Museum is an unmissable stop for anyone visiting Turin.
The Galleria Sabauda is an Italian art gallery located in Turin and is one of the most important collections of pictorial art in Italy. Hosted since 2014 in the Manica Nuova dl Palazzo Reale, within the complex of the Royal Museums of Turin, it has over 700 paintings ranging from the thirteenth to the twentieth century. The history of the art gallery dates back to 1497 when the Savoy gathered together the ancient works acquired by the family into an inventory. The first real catalog dates back to 1631 and is carefully preserved in a special case.
Museo d'Arte Orientale è uno dei più recenti musei di Torino. Ubicato in pieno centro, ha sede nello storico Palazzo Mazzonis e ospita una delle raccolte artistiche asiatiche più interessanti d'Italia. L'Oriente in tutta la sua bellezza artistica: una collezione che racconta alcune tra le più affascinanti culture asiatiche.
The International Museum of Applied Arts Today is an institution belonging to the Turin museum circuit. It is the only Italian museum dedicated to contemporary applied arts and to the enhancement of manual labor. The Museum was born in the centenary of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Arts in Turin in 1902. The gallery on the first floor houses permanent collections: sculptures, ceramics, tapestries, jewelry, design objects, mechanical and light installations, photographs and paintings.
Palazzo Pitti è stata la residenza del Granducato di Toscana, già abitata dai Medici, dagli Asburgo-Lorena e, dopo l'Unità d'Italia, dai Savoia.Al suo interno è ospitato un complesso museale composto da gallerie e musei di diversa natura: la Galleria Palatina (la galleria d'arte conserva capolavori di Raffaello, Tiziano, ecc.) sistemata secondo il criterio della quadreria settecentesca, gli Appartamenti Reali, l'Appartamento della Duchessa d'Aosta e il Quartiere del Principe di Napoli (ordinariamente non visitabili dai turisti), la Galleria d'arte moderna (con le opere dei macchiaioli) e altri musei specializzati.
The National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento is the largest exhibition space in Italian history, the oldest and most important museum dedicated to the Italian Risorgimento. The museum, which was completely re-opened and reopened in 2011, dates back to 1878, when Turin, following the transfer of the capital, wanted to underline its contribution to the process of national unification.