Everybody knows that a visit to a museum is always a great emotion: walking among the sales admiring paintings, sculptures, finds, it allows to immerse yourself completely in art, history and culture and, once you leave a museum, you are never the same person that entered.
Although this feeling is priceless and irreplaceable, even in this difficult situation, the museums of Venice decided to show their support and closeness, by providing a really special compromise: a virtual tour!
How does it work?
From Palazzo Ducale to the Guggenheim Collection, the Correr Museum and the Accademia Galleries, these are just some of the museums that made this initiative available. To do it, you have just to connect to the official website of the museum you want to visit, and you can see its rooms and the photos of the objects will appear on the screen in high quality, with a detailed description.
The Gran Teatro La Fenice has developed an app for this, both for iPhone and Android, from which you can visit it for free in all its majesty, all accompanied by a virtual guide that will illustrate each room and explain its historical and artistic aspects. It is possible to choose between the tour for adults and the one for children, so that everyone can enjoy a tailor-made visit just for them.
The Querini Stampalia Foundation, which is two steps away from our building and which had already shown some foresight by taking care of its virtual aspect for some years now, has now started the #QuerinINRETE project, with which they continue to spread culture, focusing on exhibitions and giving voice to objects, books and paintings through the screen.
"Querini Stampalia, like so many cultural institutes, museums, libraries in Italy, continues its mission in this period of 'forced closure', believing that it is necessary to be present."
The message arrives loud and clear: Venice is there, and answers to every need bearing in mind its mission: to be an open-air museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, guardian of the greatest Italian works of art to protect them and share them with the world. Despite all the difficulties and all the pain, it lives up to the pride of the Winged Lion, symbol of the city, to give strength and hope not only to its citizens, but also to all the distant hearts who love it and are looking forward to see again their city of water.