Historical Figures

If the culture of a people is reflected in the incidents of its protagonists, the Veneto can boast of having given birth, or had offered hospitality to a never-ending gallery of famous people who have made a mark in history.

Ancient and modern writers, scientists, jurists and statesmen, travellers and explorers, leaders and saints, scholars and connoisseurs, painters, sculptors and architects, have left precious memories that helped shape this land, have been paid homage beyond its borders, and are famous around the world.

A deep and original journey into the multifaceted  Venetian heritage can start of with a lucky encounter with an exhibition, a show or a major celebratory event, and allows us to focus on the particular aspects of the most prestigious people (which might not always be those best known to the general public); such an approach often then stimulates the curiosity to get a better look, to understand and appreciate the historical and cultural significance of these characters and their actions that are a fundamental and integral part of the land.

Historical Figures