A problem, that of having to sell a historic building in Venice, which becomes a solution not only for the city but also for all of Europe. The Venice Foundation has recently sold the ownership of one of the most characteristic buildings of Giudecca to the Berggruen Institute but it will not change the purpose of the structure, that of continuing to be one of the cultural landmarks of Venice. The Foundation had acquired the Casa dei Tre Oci in 2000, starting a complete restoration and completed in 2012. Furthermore, in 2007, the Regional Directorate for Cultural and Landscape Heritage of Veneto declared the Casa dei Tre Oci an asset of historical and artistic interest. . And now the change of ownership that launches the historic building towards a position of European center for cultural activities: “I thank Nicolas Berggruen for the spirit of collaboration that the Institute has brought to the Venice Foundation in acquiring the Casa dei Tre Oci – declares Michele Bugliesi, president of the Venice Foundation – We celebrate the realization of a project of international standing consistent with the institutional purpose of the Foundation and with the history and character of this building. The Casa dei Tre Oci thus continues to be a place for constructive discussion on contemporary issues, therefore we look with pleasure at the prospect of placing it at the center of the city’s cultural life in a future collaboration with other Venetian institutions as well ”.
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