The Bucintoro, the Republic of Venice's favorite parade ship, was a spectacular galley of enormous size, entirely covered with carvings, decorations and gilded statues symbolizing the glory of the Republic.
The Doge's representative vessel during the Feast of the Sensa (the Ascension), she was at the center of the ritual of the Marriage of the Sea and is recognized for being the most sumptuous and majestic vessel that ever traversed Venetian waters.
Famous to this day are the paintings and engravings depicting her, made by the greatest Venetian painters of the time, first and foremost Canaletto, which are unique testimonies to her splendor and wealth.
Today we can celebrate this unique vessel with the faithful reproduction of the 1700 Bucintoro model in 1:25 scale made by Historya, Ivan Ceschin.
From the complex wooden components down to the smallest detail, this model captures every last detail. And because it was handcrafted by skilled artisans using fine antique woods, mother-of-pearl inlays and hand gilded carvings... it evokes the pageantry of the most famous vessel that identifies the wealth, power and prestige of Venice.