Among others famous Venetians, Marco Polo best describes the very heart of Venice sharing its merchant and cultural history. Continue reading “MARCO POLO”
Venice is always a good choice, but even more for New Year’s Eve.
Despite the cold, humid weather, and the danger of high water, Venice can offer much during this period of the year: good food, nice parties, fireworks and arts. Continue reading “New Year’s Eve 2019/2020 in Venice”
Can’t leave your house without a book in your pocket?
Wherever you go, you don’t resist entering a library or a bookshop?
Are you a curious bookworm?
Well, if your answer is yes and you’re planning to visit Venice, this article can help you. We hope that also those people who don’t usually read could be interested, because we are going to describe the best (and strangest) Venetian places, where you can buy or be surrounded by books!
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.
Welcome to our new section dedicated to students, people who decided to move to Venice or tourists who might be interested in tasting what is like to study in the floating city!
We hope it could help someone out and, of course, give you advise and useful tips to survive, especially if you’re thinking to become a “Ca’ Foscarino” (we talked about Ca’ Foscari university previously).
So, what’s the best requirement for a student to have, except for well organized skills and a good motivation? No, not a great wallet for all the spritz that you could buy between a lesson and another (even if it’s still a nice feature), rather a quiet and calm space to study: that’s why, in this article, we are going to explore some Venetian Ca’ Foscari libraries.
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.
When it comes to talk about Venetian bridges, everyone immediately thinks of the extraordinary Ponte di Rialto or the romantic Ponte dei Sospiri (“bridge of sighs”).
The other useful constructions that are essential to walk across the water in Venice are, sadly, almost unknown.