San Pietroburgo e l'Hermitage

The Hermitage offers one of the most important art collections in the world.

When you delve deeper along the rich halls of the museum on fine floors and descend the imposing staircases, you will be caught by the richness and grandeur of the Tsarist regime.

Hermitage, it comes from French and it means: a peaceful place, a restricted place reserved just to intimates of the royal family.

But now it's time to open the doors of history and art: we enter a time machine.

Thanks to the map that you will receive at the entrance, you will not miss, do not worry.

The important thing is taking the right time to what you are really interested to and not run from one floor to another.

A saying goes that "if we pause for one minute in front of each work at the Hermitage, you would stay in the museum for five years"... I would say that three hours will be enough for us!

Here are our recommendations:
We would begin immediately with the collection of treasures found: about 80 paintings by French impressionists that the Red Army stole from the Germans in 1945 and kept hidden in storage at the Hermitage for 50 years. You will find paintings by Cezanne, Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso etc...
- The room of malachite: this was the room dedicated to the design of Alexandra, the wife of Tsar Nicholas I;
- The throne room, the dance, Alexander II golden room;
- The small Hermitage with the giant Peacock gold watch;
- The replica of the Loggia of Raphael in the Vatican;
- The Treasure Gallery, which testifies to the fabulous lifestyle of the czars, objects made of solid gold and encrusted with diamonds; here is also the collection of gold objects of the Scythians, whose most valuable piece is a pair of earrings than 7000 years ago!

There are still lots of wonders to behold, but if time is short these are the things not to be missed!

The Hermitage offers a unique opportunity to all interested parties: be involved in the management of this museum is known throughout the world. The program of voluntary service not only helps the Hermitage in the performance of its internal and external activities, but also serves as a liaison between the museum staff and the visiting public.

One of the main purposes of the voluntary service is to communicate to young people a sense of responsibility with regard to cultural heritage, so as to help them understand the value of tradition and the importance of preserving them

You will feel catapulted at different times, in periods far from us but, because of these findings: absolutely unique, you will feel like stroking the ancient history and become part of it... the art gives color to the everything... like a beautiful Magic!

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