An Art Historian and a lifetime resident of Venice, Giovanna Fornasiero offers lessons and guided visits to guests of the Lucia De Conz Foundation.

The Museums of Venice

Customized lessons and tours available for these museums

  • Gallerie dell’Accademia Museum (Venetian painting from 1300 to 1700)
  • Museo Correr (Venetian art and history)
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection (20th-century art)
  • Museo del Settecento veneziano – Ca’ Rezzonico (18th-century Venice)
  • Museo delle Icone bizantine e post-bizantine (Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons)
  • Galleria d’arte moderna – Ca’ Pesaro (19th and 20th-century art)
  • Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro (Private art collection in a famous Venetian gothic palace)
  • Palazzo Fortuny (the artist’s “Wunderkammer”)
  • Casa di Goldoni (18th-century Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni’s home)
  • Museo del Vetro – Murano (Murano Glass Museum)

Private Art History Lessons and Guided Visits in Venice

Full Day experience

San Marco:

  • St Mark’s Square and Basilica
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Zecca Palace
  • the Prisons
  • Correr Museum

The Castello Neighborhood:

  • the Arsenal
  • Via Garibaldi street
  • Various churches: San Zaccaria, San Giorgio dei Greci, San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, San Giovanni in Bragora, San Francesco della Vigna, San Pietro di Castello

Venetian Painting:

  • the mosaics of St Mark’s Basilica
  • Museum of Modern Art in Ca’ Pesaro
  • Gallerie dell’Accademia Museum
  • Ca’ Rezzonico Museum
  • Byzantine Icons Museum

The Venetian Islands:

  • Murano: the Glass Museum and the San Donato church
  • Burano
  • Torcello

Half Day experience

Rialto, the historic places of Venetian economic and political power:

  • the bridge, the outdoor market
  • Camerlenghi Palace
  • Bancogiro
  • San Giacometto’s courtyard
  • San Giovanni church

Discovering Andrea Palladio:

  • Redentore, Zitelle, San Giorgio churches
  • Carità cloister located at the Gallerie dell’Accademia

Giudecca Island:

  • convents
  • village homes
  • 17th-century industries
  • shipbuilding and historic shipyards

Venetian Painting:

  • Gallerie dell’Accademia Museum
  • Correr Museum

Lido Island

A bicycle ride of the island while exploring 18th-century villas and protected natural habitats

Private Lessons and Guided Visits in the Veneto Region

  • The Scrovegni Chapel by 14th-century painter Giotto in Padova
  • Renaissance Architect Andrea Palladio and the Villa Barbaro in Maser