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Undiscovered treasures in Venice.

The wonderfully unique, almost over the top city of Venice is so in your face that it begs the question, 'Is there anything left to be discovered?' We’ve scanned the web and found that the answer is yes. The New York Times offers two suggestions: something old and something new.

Art lovers who have previously visited this magical city will know that paintings by Venetian born artist Tintoretto are everywhere. Yet the church of Madonna dell’Orto (see photo), where the 16th-century artist is buried, contains some of his seldom-seen works, including ‘The Worship of the Golden Calf’, ‘The Last Judgement’ and ‘The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple’. Located near the house on the Fondamenta dei Mori where Tintoretto died in 1594, it is in a part of Venice, the Cannaregio area, which is off the usual tourist track.

For those who prefer contemporary art, head for the Fondazione Emilio and Annabianca Vedova,(fondazionevedova.org/en) on the waterfront of the Dorsoduro area. Emilio Vedova, who died four years ago, was one of Italy’s most renowned contemporary artists. You can view his works in the Magazzini del Sale, former salt warehouses where the artist had a studio, which were beautifully renovated by architect Renzo Piano under consultation with Vedova and opened in June 2009. The other more recently opened part of the museum, displaying a series of his sculptures, occupies the studio where he worked for the last 30 years of his life, a former 16th-century boatyard.

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