Vacation time!



We are going to be on vacation Aug. 05th, until Aug. 25th (re-opening will be Aug. 26th).

Time to benefit of the free maintenance service for your eyeglasses/sunglasses and to get maintenance for you contact lenses.



The MOON Week

The moon, as seen in Venice in 1700.

This month windows display is dedicated to our satellite, as this year is the 50th anniversary of the man on the moon.

Since ancient times, moon has always been studied and observed, but how was it observed in Venice in 1700? Which tools were used for the purpouse?

Some cardboard telescopes are shown here, crafted by venetian opticians between 1700 and 1800. They are signed Fratelli Dolci, Biasio Burlini, Domenico Selva, Olivo, Deregni and Leonardo Semitecolo.



Added now two ancient documents of the mid-1700s, more and Venetians, thanks to the private collection of Carrer Daniele.

An “Instrument” dated 1760, printed in Venice by Teodoro Viero, where the phases of the moon could be calculated until the year 1803 and a notice for the Eclipse of February 11, 1804, with the phases of the passage of the Moon in front of the Sun.


“Day and Night” exhibition

This month we dedicate the showcase to the spectacular exhibition “Il giorno e il notte. From landscape painting to silent cinema ”. This is the title of the exhibition curated by Carlo Montanaro and Giancarlo Pauletto, inaugurated on Saturday 25 May, at 5.30 pm and which will be visible throughout the summer season, until 13 October 2019, in the Saggitaria Gallery in Pordenone.

An exhibition that aims to highlight the power and magic of the image, and its transformation into a dynamic vision and cinema projection, drawing from the Carlo Montanaro Archive, which will offer the public etchings, chromoliths, albumins, imbibitions, toning and objects such as the optical camera and the megalithescope, in a path that will range from the first form of spectacle to images, to the threshold of the magic of silent cinema.

Exhibition, promoted by the Pordenone Cultural Initiative Center and organized in collaboration with La Fabbrica del Vedere, which is supported by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Friuli Foundation, with the collaboration of Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, will be open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm, with free admission.

4th Annual photo contest for young and children: Rialto’s lights and colors

With great pleasure, once again this year we welcome and expose the photographs of the winners of the 4th photo competition dedicated to children and wanted by the teacher Gabriella Giaretta, president of the Campo Rialto Novo Committee and adjacencies. This year’s jury could count on the photographer and writer Philippe Apatie, the architect and a member of the Claudio Paggiarin committee and the journalist Vera Mantengoli. The competition, dedicated to children aged 8 to 16, aims to find, observe and investigate the most significant aspects of the historical and architectural signs of the Rialto Island to learn from History and create the Future. 27 people had participated in the “Lights and colors” competition, sending many photographs. The winner turned out to be Marta Stella Urbani, 12 years old with the photo “Luce del silenzio”. Third classified Carlotta Sfriso, aged 14 with “Alba a Rialto”. We are particularly proud to exhibit the runner-up, Lorenzo Vascellari, aged 9 (the youngest) with “1 Photo / 1 Euro” subtitled “Surviving Rialto”. The jury appreciated the framing of the fish counter with a sense of depth thanks to the perfectly balanced escape lines, and the subtle irony perfectly inserted in the upper right corner with the request for money for each shot. Lorenzo said: “Dad I waited for the fishmonger to turn!”.

La Nuova Venezia newspaper dedicated a short article to the awarding. Like every year, the booklet with all the participating photos is available on request.



Happy Easter

Happy Easter 2019

A special tanks to “Arte Muranese di Gianni Nichetto ” for the beautiful Murano glass “Easter eggs”.

2019 Carnival: From the Moon to the Earth

2019 Carnival, dedicated to the Moon, is  the subject for this windows display.

The telescope shown is made of laquered cardboard, comes from around 1850 and is pointed towards an amazing handmade moon-shaped mask.

The short distance between the telescope and the Moon gives an idea of the great magnifying capabilities of these tools at the time.

The butterfly shaped masks below are dedicated to the new Vascellari 2019 woman collection.


Fall is the main subject for this month’s windows display.

All the tools shown are traditional tools typical of rural life as described in Urbano Vascellari’s book “Diario di un Alpino”.

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Diario di un Alpino

Today is our last day here, we are going on vacations, higly deserved! We are going to be back on Aug. 27th.

We are celebrating a great moment durign our vacations. Urbano Vascellari will be presenting his book “Diario di un Alpino” next Aug. 17th at the council room at Calalzo di Cadore City Hall. Free entrance.

Our windows display is dedicated to this event.









July! Time to have some vacations. It could be a good time to think about a swimming mask with corrective lenses, or just a good time for a pair of coloured sunglasses, with polarized lenses, good for mountain or for the beach. Whatever you need, we have it!

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Turtles and birds…

Turtles and birds, means tortoise-shell and feathers. That’s the main subject for the window’s display during this carnival time. Bottom part of the window is full of tortoise-shell color frames, while the top part shows our new colors, the feathered ones.




We also display Gabriele Conchetto’s new works, extremely precise and perfect repruductions of spots of our beloved Venice. Books with a “secret”…






Thanks to: Gabriele Conchetto for the books

Gli amici di Pierrot for the feathers