Among others famous Venetians, Marco Polo best describes the very heart of Venice sharing its merchant and cultural history. Continue reading “MARCO POLO”
Everybody in Italy knows that the 11th of November is the day in which Catholic Church commemorates Saint Martin. It’s not clear why this figure is so popular in our country but, as a matter of fact, it’s undeniable that here in Venice is just another occasion to celebrate!
First of all, who was Saint Martin or, as we know him in Italy, San Martino? Continue reading “VENETIAN TRADITIONS: SAN MARTINO DAY”
STORM IN VENICE – DEBRIEFING
What happened on 12 November 2019?
On Tuesday, 12 November 2019, Venice was hit with an “acqua alta”, or high water, of 187cm. This was the highest level since the 194cm witnessed in 1966, which was the highest tide of all times for high water in Venice. Continue reading “HIGH WATER IN VENICE – DEBRIEFING, MOSE, HOW CAN YOU HELP”
The week is almost over, and for Venice has been one of the longest and most difficult ever.
Probably, all of you already heard the news, which have been spreading worldwide in these days: Venice has been seriously hit by one of the highest tide in the last 50 years, generating huge problems and difficulties to Venetians, retailers, tourists, students and every one who is now living the catastrophe.
Today we would like to share with you some historical curiosities.
As we say here , Venice has been for centuries a leading merchant Republic and that’s why its influence spread across Europe. Continue reading “VENETIAN WORDS THAT WENT GLOBAL”
You may not know that Venice is not only the city of water or enchanting landscapes, but also one of the most recognised places for its supreme education: we are talking about Ca’ Foscari University, a guarantee since 1868 and, by now, perfectly incorporated with the citizen reality.
Ca’ Foscari Univesity was founded 150 years ago by three Italian politicians: Luigi Luzzati, Francesco Ferrara and Edoardo Deodati.
The first, and nowadays, more prestigious faculties were economy and languages: as a matter of fact, the university’s purpose was to form merchants and business owners, but after years and years of changes and renovations, many faculties and different subjects had been introduced.
Who would have ever imagine that the first woman in history to have obtain a graduation was Venetian?
How many women had been able to distinguish themselves in the most flourishing years of the city?
Who were the most peculiar and charming feminine personalities, who gave their personal contribution to the lagoon and, why not, to the emancipation of women?
Here we are going to find out the story of some women who made their path and career, starting in the “city of water”: another reason to be proud of our wonderful Venice and to discover its most underrated characters, which we want to bring to light.
Walking through Venice, one of the first things you will notice is the Lion of Saint Mark. It is everywhere: in the flags, on statues and decorations etc.
Believe us, it is not a simple votive decoration, it is much more! Here we explain its long tradition and interesting history. Continue reading “FLAG OF VENICE – LION OF SAINT MARK”
Venice is an amazing city and I think everybody can confirm it, but when you watch a movie, most of the times it is set in USA (New York, LA, …) or in London. Even if we think to movies set in Italy, many times you see Rome or Tuscany…what about Venice???
Keep calm, because there are some great films that are set in Venice and now we’ll see the most important (at least in our opinion 🙂 )
1. The Tourist
It’s February and just this means many things.
First of all, it’s Carnival: a crazy time to be in Venice, as we said here.
Secondly, it’s time to watch Sanremo Festival. Some of you may know Sanremo Festival as the Italian selection for the Eurovision song contest, but Sanremo Festival is much more. Continue reading “VENETIAN LAGOON”