Italy is gradually starting to wake up from the long semi-lockdown which has paralyzed the country for the past months. However, things are slowly changing; more and more people are getting vaccinated and the virus, even if it is still around, seems to have weaken a bit. So, why don’t take advantage of the good weather and go to Venice? Today we are going to take a long relaxing walk, giving a look around and visiting places which are always so nice to see!
Venice does not only represent the main attraction for tourists worldwide, but it has also been chosen as setting for several events and performances of the show business(concerts, music videos , movies, …). Especially singers seem to have developed a passion for shooting their works in the floating city. Let’s find out together which artists have discovered Venice as the best place for their exhibitions, reviewing how the landscape of Venice has contibuted to their shows.
Everyone knows that, due to the pandemic, this year Carnival is going to be different. Even Venice will have to adapt to restrictions, that’s why one of the most important periods for the city will be held virtually for the first time in history (more specific news are coming soon). However, nothing can stop the spirit of Carnival, and even if at home, it’s always good to think about some ways to celebrate it. That’s why eating Venetian Frittelle can be a good option.
I met Laure many years ago, during the Carnival in the famous parade of Festa delle Marie. I have always been very curious about her experience and that’s because we interviewed her last week, in order to discover what took her from Brussels to Venice!
So…who is Laure Jacquemin and what has taken her to move from Brussels to Venice?
Laure is a Belgian girl that has lived in Venice for 10 years and as happened many times, she moved in Italy for love..not for the love of Venice, but for the love of her Italian husband.
If you see her Instagram profile you can see that Laure is an amazing photographer, but surprisingly I discovered that she started her path as photographer here in Venice…ten years ago!
The Jewish Ghetto in Venice is a very particular area where I often go …it is near Santa Lucia, immediately after Ponte delle Guglie.
Did you know that the word ‘ghetto’ derives from the Venetian word ‘geto’?
In the early Middle Ages, in this part of the city there was an ancient foundry (a “geto” in Venetian) which was used to forge the bombarde, the small cannons of Venetian ships. When, for political reasons, in 1516 the Republic of the Serenissima established by law that all Jews should live and reside here, the population came mostly from Central Eastern Europe and it was precisely because of their pronunciation that the Venetian term “geto” , was crippled into “ghetto” (German read), originating the term we use today all over the world.