A favorite stop in Venice is the studio of Bruno Vianello on Calle De Pistor in Castello. Bruno is a painting restoration specialist whose work appears in the Accademia, the Hotel Danielli, and in many private Venetian collections. Currently, he is working on a group of Biblical paintings from the 16th century in which he has beautifully restored the canvases; erasing years of soot and dirt; water damage; and bad patches by previous restoration. Bruno typically deals exclusively in restoration for museums and private collections, but always has a few “treasures” available for purchase in his studio. It is a treat to see such a talented craftsman.
Through the years, Bobby and I have been fortunate enough to have purchased a number of paintings from Bruno that are still in our private collection. We are always inspired by the beauty of the art here, and it is easy to find pieces to love.