Monumental rooms of Marciana Library

Piazza San Marco (Ala napoleonica: ingresso dal Museo Correr) (Venice)


Former seat of the library of the Republic of Venice (now National Library Marciana) manner following the donation of the Greek Cardinal Bessarion in 1468, which donated it to the Venetian Republic his collection of about 1,000 mostly Greek and Latin codes. The building, in a classical style by Jacopo Sansovino, arose between 1537 and 1553.

The living room is decorated with paintings by Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and other painters of the Renaissance, while in the Vestibule, adorned with a painting by Titian, found at the end of the 16th century Statue of the Republic Museum. The two, now regularly open to the public, are home to exhibitions and are part of the integrated path of museums in Piazza s. Marco (with input from the Correr Museum), while the reading rooms have been created in the adjacent building of the Mint, built by Sansovino, too.


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