Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Palazzo Ducale. After the magical Bruckner concert conducted by Lorin Maazel dinner was served in the Ducal Palace, the proceeds will finance the restoration of The Cupola of Creation, inside the Basilica di San Marco. In it's 10th anniversary, Venice Foundation president and concert organizer, Franca Coin, is being interview for the third time by yet another TV station. She said "The Basilica di San Marco is an extraordinary place; it represents not only Venice, but the whole world. Thanks to the generosity of the friends of Venice Foundation the restoration can now begin. Inspired by the Cotton Bible The Cupola of Creation is the work of Venetian artisans who learnt the art of mosaics from the Byzantines in the XIII Century. Legend has it, that Marco Polo used to go into San Marco and spend hours "reading" the stories told in the spectacular gold mosaics."
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