Venezia in piazza – Snapshots of an Italian story 1866-2011


The exhibition, already set up last year at Villa Hériot in honor of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, is part of the initiatives of the Festival Città Viva (Venice, 28th September to 7th October 2012), sponsored by the “Patto Città Consapevole”.
The exhibition, curated by the Archives of the Communication of the City of Venice and by Iveser, is organized in collaboration with the health department and the administrative direction of the San Raffaele Arcangelo Hospital (Fatebenefratelli) of Venice. The exhibition proposes reproductions of important photographs – from prestigious Venetian archives – of historical events which took place in Piazza San Marco, but also in Piazza Ferretto, between nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The square is represented here in its complex and varied land uses, as the vital center of the collective identity but also, and more specifically, the place where the sense of community and institutional power shows its strength and its symbols.

The exhibition will be open until October 28th 2012 from 8 to 20 and Sestiere Cannaregio is very close to Albergo Marin!