Padova Cappella degli Scrovegni


There is a lot of Venetian art outside of Italy. The art of this region can be found in Vienna, New York, Monaco, London, Paris and this universal recognition is proof that it has been a milestone in the history of Western art.

There is an impressive amount of high quality paintings, sculptures and works of arts and crafts in the Veneto. These can be seen in the Accademia Gallery of Venice, the Civic museums of Venice, Verona, Vicenza, Treviso and Padua, where you can visit the admirable Scrovegni Chapel by Giotto, as well as small centres and private collections open to the public.

There is also an important number of art pieces in public and private buildings such as the Venetian villas. A beautiful example are the frescoes by Paolo Veronese in the Villa Barbaro at Maser Asolo.

The heritage of decorations still found in the places of worship, monasteries and churches are of extraordinary importance: from the mosaics of the Basilica of San Marco to the altar piece of Castelfranco by Giorgione, the Assunta by Tiziano at the Frari or the numerous paintings by Veronese and Tintoretto in the churches of Venice.

Specialized museums, or sections of the civic museums, also give account of the creativity in other areas of Venetian craftsmanship such as goldsmiths, the art of printing, glass making and textiles.