1. Biblioteca Marciana Ceiling

The ceiling vault of the opulent reading room (sale monumentali), inside the Libreria Sansoviniana, collapsed in 1545 and architect Sansovino imprisoned – he was released to complete the job at his own expense. Titian selected artists for the decorations; Veronese was awarded a gold chain for the best work.

2. Libreria Sansoviniana Staircase

Bedecked with gilt and stucco decorations by Alessandro Vittoria, the 16th-century staircase leads from a monumental entrance on the piazza to the halls of the old library.

3. Veneziano Paintings

This prolific Byzantine artist is featured in the Pinacoteca’s Room 25 (part of Museo Correr), with glowing two-dimensional religious portraits (1290–1302). ...

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