“Detourism”, the official Town of Venice Tourist communication Service Newsletter, today presents one of the ten “Itineraries of Venetian craftsmanship and creativity” promoted by the City of Venice as part of the pilot action of the European Project S.LI.DES “Smart strategies for sustainable tourism in LIvely cultural DEStinations”. It is the project that also inspired the Culture Route of the Su e Zo for the Bridges 2023! Enjoy your reading!
TITIAN’S HOUSE IN CANNAREGIO, NOW INHABITED BY VENICE’S LAST BATTILORO.
Titian’s house stands in Campo del Tiziano, in the Cannaregio district. The painter bought it following the death of his beloved wife Cecilia in 1530. There is also a small flower garden, which seems to have been part of the great master’s house even then.
It is said that Titian felt nostalgic for his native Cadore, and that he chose this house partly because he could see its mountains from here, before the Fondamente Nove were built. When the artist died in 1576, a number of unfinished canvases were found in his studio: one of these is now in the Doge’s Palace, in the Sala delle Quattro Porte.
Part of the house is today inhabited by the last battiloro (gold beater) of Venice, Mario Berta Battiloro, heir to a centuries-old tradition, who transforms gold into very thin sheets by hand.
Titian’s House is a stop in the Hidden Gems of Venice itinerary, one of the ten Venetian craftsmanship and creativity routes promoted by the City of Venice.
Discover the “Hidden gems of Venice” route
[source: La newsletter di Venezia del 29.04.2022]
[picture: Tiziano, “Madonna di Ca’ Pesaro”, particolare, Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venezia]
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