Count Giovanni, lawyer by training, amateur scientist, ante litteram entrepreneur, prudent administrator.
On display the family letters and correspondence with his employees, the maps of his vast agricultural properties on the mainland, the magazines and books on science and agronomy, give a glimpse of this farsighted man of the nineteenth century.
Giovanni Querini and Venice: a partnership that has lasted for over 150 years.
The new world in which Giovanni lived for seventy years (1799-1869) coincides with the period of the decline of Venice, the fall of the Serenissima and the French and Austrian dominations.
Attentive to the economic, moral and cultural growth of his city, he strongly felt the change: his testament, which in 1869 established the Querini Stampalia Foundation , is a political and cultural manifesto of great value, testimony to these transformations.
150 years have passed and the Foundation has traveled them trying to remain faithful to those wills, despite the changing times, of the social, cultural, political reality, adapting to the extraordinary technological advances, crossing the twentieth century and its tragedies, living as a critical protagonist and attentive to the development of the intellectual and cultural events of the country.