Chronicon Altinate, XI-XII century: "The aforementioned year 421 on the 25th of March in the middle of the month of Holy Monday, this Illustrissima et Eccelsa Christiana City, and marvelous, was given the beginning, finding at the hour the Heaven in a singular disposition ... ».
The myth of Venice also lies in the legend of its foundation, coinciding with the laying of the first stone of the church of San Giacometo in Rivoalto on the day of the Annunciation to the Madonna. A legend that, handed down by Venetian chroniclers and historiographers, put together tales that had intertwined over the centuries in support of the extraordinary nature and value of Venice: a city chosen by God.
421 - 2021. Venice celebrates its 1600 years and does so with a monumental exhibition staged - it should be said - in the place that symbolizes the power and glory of the Serenissima: the Doges' Palace in Piazza San Marco.
A kind of great and surprising story illustrated through the centuries, the exhibition promoted by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia proposes the difficult but exciting task of telling - through over 250 works of art, ancient artifacts and rare documents - the moments, places, the monuments and characters that have marked the history of Venice, choosing an unprecedented point of view, namely that of the countless moments of crisis and ruptures and the many regenerations and renovations that have marked its existence.