The Grand Hotel Fasano offers an exclusive opportunity to discover and enjoy Art as an unmatched emotional practical knowledge through full or half days out, planned in detail with tailored programs from high profile Arts experts as partners creating truly unique and long-lasting memories. Private access to individual collections often hosted inside elegant Palazzi as well as culinary highlights complete this VIP Arts Experience.
Please join us for this unique Experience with our ‘Ambassador for the Arts’ Elisabetta Bresciani, an art historian who specializes in Cultural Anthropology. She studied Art History, Philosophy and Archaeology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia and Vienna University. She founded and was Artistic Director of the Contemporary Arts and Cultures Gallery ‘Il Fondaco’, Salo’ at Lake Garda from 2004-2011. She initiates projects with a cross-disciplinary approach, working with visual artists, designers and cultural studies specialists in order to examine and re-examine history, art and artefacts in the light of current cultural-related issues. She has organized exhibitions at unusual venues which combine contemporary art with historic sites, like the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust in Transylvania, the Imperial Carriage Museum in Vienna, the Sigmund Freud Museum in London and the Benedictine Abbey San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.
Archaeology, Medieval Heritage and Private Art Collection
The experience begins at the landmark of the city, the Capitolium, built by the emperor Vespasian around 73 AD. The monumental complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia, now home to the Civic Museum, is not only exceptional from an architectural point of view. This Medieval Benedictine convent hosted pilgrims and was an important religious, political and economic center; today it is part if the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, an aperitif awaits you in a private Contemporary Art collection in a wonderful Palazzo. During lunch in a traditional osteria we review the impressions of the morning spanning several centuries past and return to Grand Hotel Fasano in the early afternoon.
Renaissance Garden, Elegant Palazzi and Modern Art
The experience begins in Verona with a walk through a historic garden dating back to the 16th century, also visiting the apartments of the owning family at the Noble Floor of the adjoining Palazzo Giusti. After this immersion in the green, a short trip by car takes us to Piazza delle Erbe in the heart of Verona where we will visit the impressive Art collection at Palazzo Maffei highlighting its Masterpieces. Then, we suggest a lunch at the ‘12 Apostoli’ Restaurant, a culinary symbol of Verona. And after this mind-blowing sensory break, we return in the early afternoon to Grand Hotel Fasano.
The Biennale of Visual Arts
We spend a full day in Venice at the Biennale, certainly one of the most important Art events in the world, where we explore first a selection of the National pavilions in the "Giardini Pubblici”. After a lunch break in a quiet Venetian bacaro, we continue our Art walk through the ‘Arsenale’: the largest manufacturing centre in the pre-industrial era overlooking the inner basin currently used as exhibition spaces. In the late afternoon, while sipping a drink, we review the impressions of the day and return to Grand Hotel Fasano in time for dinner.
The world’s most celebrated Design city
The experience starts from the hotel with a private transfer to Milan that takes about 1,30 hours. Once in Milan we start by walking along the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II admiring its original Art Deco galleries, then we cross Piazza Duomo towards the Museo del Novecento visiting highlights of Italian Modern and Contemporary Art. A short trip by car takes us afterwards to the Studio and Archive of Achille Castiglioni, the world-known designer. We continue with an aperitif hosted in a private Contemporary Art collection followed by a special and unique lunch break: Since 1996 ‘Joia’ is the first European vegetarian restaurant to receive a Michelin star. After this unique culinary experience, we complete our Milanese day visiting Villa Necchi Campiglio, a highlight of European Modernism, returning then to Lake Garda just in time to cool off before dinner at Grand Hotel Fasano.