I think that this article is going to be extremely personal and subjective. I know that the purpose of our blog is to describe Venice, illustrating the most wonderful experience that you can have there, giving advise about the more interesting places in the city… the fact is that as an Italian, as a person who was used to live Venice everyday, as someone who has beloved ones who works in healthcare, I feel like it’s important to take advantage of this fantastic tool that allows me to spread, for once, my experience due to the Coronavirus emergency.
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”
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.
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.