Living in a city also means discovering its artistic treasures, some celebrated by history

Living in a city also means discovering its artistic treasures, some celebrated by history like those found in renowned museums, while others are hidden gems, perhaps less known, but that highlight the timeless creativity of humanity. Here are three values, three different opportunities, to immerse yourself in the city and the beauty of art...


On June 28th, Ca’ Rezzonico Museum of 18th-Century Venice reopened its doors, allowing the city to regain a public square with its splendid garden, where people can spend time and share cultural experiences. This inclusive and democratic space offers access to art, history, and knowledge for all.

After significant restoration work, the new spaces on the ground floor include a bookstore, a ticket office, a cloakroom, and an entertainment room with inclusive activities open to the public. The café has also been renovated with new furnishings and offers a view of the Grand Canal. In this way, citizens and visitors can enjoy themselves in the new museum hall open to all, which also serves as a preview for the visit to the upper floors.

The museum visit begins with the impressive main staircase designed by Giorgio Massari, located on the side opposite the Grand Canal. On the first floor, through eleven rooms, you can admire 18th-century paintings, sculptures, and furnishings, as well as the precious decorative frescoes on the ceilings. On the second floor, you cannot miss the room dedicated to Longhi’s work and the detached frescoes from Villa Zianigo executed by Giandomenico Tiepolo. Finally, on the third floor, in addition to the three rooms of the Ai do San Marchi Pharmacy, the precious Pinacoteca Egidio Martini is housed.

In July, temporary events also resume with the exhibition dedicated to Lino Tagliapietra titled “The Colors of Glass.” The exhibition, curated by the Lino Tagliapietra Foundation in collaboration with the Civic Museums Foundation of Venice, celebrates the life and work of one of the most important masters of Murano. It will be open from July 14th to September 30th.


Bugno Art Gallery is one of the most representative art galleries in Venice and is located between two cultural hubs of the city: the Gran Teatro La Fenice and the Ateneo Veneto. Directed with passion by Massimiliano Bugno for over thirty years, the gallery extends over two spaces: the main location overlooking a square and an adjacent charming space called “In Corte.” In this latter space, important retrospectives, solo exhibitions by established artists, and group shows are presented.

Currently, the gallery hosts a selection of Venetian artworks from the 1950s and 1960s. These works are created by masters who represented the renewal of the ideal continuity derived from the great Venetian tradition in the second half of the 20th century. Among the exhibited artists are Mario Deluigi, Armando Pizzinato, and Emilio Vedova, whose valuable archives are preserved by the gallery. Additionally, there are works by Saverio Rampin, a representative of the spatialist movement, Vinicio Vianello, a versatile artist-designer, and Giancarlo Franco Tramontin, considered one of the most accomplished sculptors in the city despite his advanced age.

Alongside the historical exhibition, the gallery also presents contemporary artworks in its central section. Among the featured contemporary artists are Andrea Morucchio, an eclectic Venetian artist who combines photography, video, performance, and sculpture, Fabio Bianco, an artist distinguished by a language rich in color and light, and South African artists Gavin Rain and Philip Barlow, whose works stand out for neo-pointillism forms (or pixelism), photorealism, and abstraction.


Founded in 2004 in

Geneva, Bel-Air Fine Art is now one of the leading international contemporary art gallery groups. Since its opening, the group has established itself in prestigious locations throughout Switzerland, such as Crans-Montana, Zurich, St. Moritz, and in various European cities, including Paris, Saint-Tropez, Venice, Cannes, and more recently, Bruges.

François and Grégory Chabanian, father and son, are the gallery owners and art dealers who lead the group and place great value on presenting a rich selection of internationally renowned contemporary artists and emerging talents belonging to different artistic movements. In Venice, Bel-Air made its entry into the lagoon’s art scene in 2016 with the San Marco gallery, followed by the Dorsoduro gallery in 2018.

Starting from May 2023, Bel-Air has strengthened its presence by opening a third space in San Marco, precisely in Calle dello Spezier, in front of its historic location. Here, François and his team are proud to present an exclusive selection of iconic contemporary artists, including Carole Feuerman, Fred Allard, Mr. Brainwash, Jeff Koons, Santiago Montoya, and a space dedicated to the master of surrealism Salvador Dalí.

Furthermore, Carole Feuerman is the protagonist, until September 16th, of a solo exhibition titled “Crossing the Sea” at the “Fondazione Made in Cloister” in Naples.

The places and the exhibitions