Christmas edition for “Detourism: Venice newsletter”, the newsletter prepared by the Tourism Office of the Town of Venice, is sent free of charge to hundreds of subscribers every week, providing valuable food for thought and insights on the history, art and culture of Venice.
We are proud to publish some selected contents of such newsletter (see previous post: “Detourism for the Up and Down the Bridges“). On our website, in several episodes, we will only present some samples (see all posts in our archive page “Detourism Newsletter“), but the invitation addressed to all the friends of the Up and Down the Bridges is to fill in the online form proposed by the Town of Venice to receive it directly in their email box every week.
Special thanks to the Councillor for Tourism for having enthusiastically welcomed this new important collaboration between TGS Eurogroup and the Tourism Office of the Town of Venice and for giving us the precious opportunity to publish on the pages of this blog some extracts from this newsletter, both in Italian and in English.
Let’s discover the spirit of Christmas in Venice! Enjoy your reading!
Art’s best Nativity Scenes in Venice
Stunning Christmas paintings adorn Venice churches. Here are five Nativities, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, you should see during the Christmas season (and after!). Unexpected art treasures will appear inside the churches of the city.
- The canvas by Tintoretto, completed in 1581, which originally interprets the theme of the Adoration of the Shepherds, at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
- The Nativity with Saints, one of Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano‘s masterpieces, painted in the early sixteenth century, at the Church of Santa Maria dei Carmini.
- The altarpiece with the Nativity of Christ by Girolamo Savoldo, one of the greatest Venetian painters of the sixteenth century, at the Church of San Giobbe.
- The sixteenth-century Adoration of the Magi by Bonifacio de’ Pitati, which you can see in the sacristy of the Basilica of Santa Maria dei Frari.
- The Adoration of the Shepherds painted at the beginning of the eighteenth century by Antonio Balestra, in the Church of San Zaccaria, whose impressive fifteenth-century facade is a work of Mauro Codussi.
Discover all about Christmas in Venice 2020 on the “Venezia Unica” web site!
New Year’s Day Concert 2021
2021 is approaching and in Venice it is not New Year’s Eve without the auspicious concert of the Fenice Opera house, broadcast live on Rai 1 on Friday 1 January at 12:20. Live concerts and operas are available on the You Tube channel of La Fenice, including the Christmas Concert with music by Corelli and Pergolesi.
Discover more about on New Year’s Day Concert 2021 on the Fenice Opera House web site!
[source: La newsletter di Venezia, N° 49/2020 del 24.12.2020]
[picture by Comune di Venezia]
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