Venice is full of commonplaces: love, gondolas, Rialto and nice sunsets are the most abused stereotypes about this fantastic city. However, as Nancy Kress stated: “A stereotype may be negative or positive, but even positive stereotypes present two problems: They are cliches, and they present a human being as far more simple and uniform than any human being actually is”. Continue reading “FROM VENICE WITH LOVE”
Fin dall’inizio del IX secolo il 2 Febbraio di ogni anno, giorno della purificazione di Maria, 12 ragazze del popolo scelte per rappresentare la città, si radunavano insieme ai loro promessi sposi nella chiesa di San Pietro di Castello per ricevere la benedizione nuziale. Continue reading “TRADIONAL “FESTA DELLE MARIE””
It is almost impossible to describe what is the Venice Carnival. There would be too much to say about its history, traditions and events. Take this post as it is: a brief introduction.
Carnival is held every year, during Shrove Tuesday (Martedì Grasso) and Ash Wednesday (Mercoledì delle Ceneri), which is forty days before Easter and during the weekend before.Continue reading “VENICE CARNIVAL”