The sixteenth-century Palazzo on the water, the indoor spaces created by architects such as Carlo Scarpa, Valeriano Pastor and Mario Botta, perfect settings for conventions, concerts, meetings, exhibitions, workshops and private events: windows opened on the world, with an eye on history and on the collections. This is the Querini Stampalia Foundation. It was created in 1869 by the last descendant of the Querini family, Count Giovanni, a learned philanthropist. Inside one can also find a public library, a house-museum and the Intesa Sanpaolo Collection. Ancient rooms next to modernly-equipped spaces offer stimulating and functional areas made for various events. An auditorium equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, together with some polyfunctional rooms, are ideal also for dance, cinema and theater events. The special atmosphere and the precious furnishings of the Palace are the perfect backdrops also for photographic and film sessions. The ground floor area redesigned by Carlo Scarpa and the enchanting garden will make for unforgettable events, whether small or large: cocktails, luncheons, corporate dinners and weddings. The refined bookshop carries a rich selection of art and photography books, in addition to designer objects. At the cozy café, designed by Mario Botta, the artist Maria Morganti covered the walls with tapestries developed in close collaboration with Bonotto, one of the most creative textile manufacturers in the world. The offer is completed by a children's area, used to organize didactic laboratories, also on demand. Planning an event at the Querini Stampalia Foundation can be a unique opportunity for a relaxing break in the name of art and the history of Venice. Visitors have at their disposal guided theme tours through the Library's collections, with their manuscripts, incunabula, sixteenth-century volumes, atlases, maps, and through the House-Museum, a real aristocratic eighteenth-century dwelling, with its original furnishings and works by Giovanni Bellini, Lorenzo di Credi, Jacopo Palma the Elder, Bernardo Strozzi, Marco and Sebastiano Ricci, Giambattista Tiepolo, scenes of everyday life in Venice by Pietro Longhi and Gabriel Bella, in addition to a large inventory of iconographic works dating from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries, mostly of the Venetian school.
On the groud floor, the Auditorium G. Piamonte, designed by Mario Botta ed equipped with the latest technology, is one of the most innovative spaces of the city.
It can guest 132 persone and increase its space through a closed circuit linked to other adjacent rooms. The incredible acoustics can turn it into a recording studio.