“Utopies réalisables”. That’s the title of the famous book published by Yona Friedman, renowned international architect and one of the most important figures in the field of design. An utopia is something imaginative, and basically not likely to be realised. But Yona Friedman did it. And not in any random places. We, Venice by Venetians and Venice in Pattern, are going to tell you everything about this interesting figure and his great contribution to Venice, in particular in the Arsenal.
It’s been already six months since the start of the Italian lockdown imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Althought the isolation has probably been the most necessary method to slow down the illness and allow hospitals to better manage their spaces and capacities, the consequences for commerce and tourism have been really serious. The tertiary sector is facing a powerful crisis, which is hitting all the Italian cities, including Venice.Continue reading “CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: HOW’S VENICE?”
Last Sunday we decided to have a visit at the Museum of Basilica di San Marco, and I have to confess you (it’s shameful, I know it 🙂 ) that it was my first time!
We went there at 13 am in order to avoid the crowd, and we were lucky…we entered immediately.
The first thing you see when you entered is this, and what can we say about it? It is amazing!!!Continue reading “A SPECIAL VISIT IN THE BASILICA DI SAN MARCO MUSEUM”
written by V.I.P. Venice in pattern
Summer in Venice is running so fast!
If you have decided to visit the island for a few days let’s do it together: here is our top five list for enjoying the venetian summer after the long quarantine and learning some curiosities of the people related to these places. Enjoy Venice! Continue reading “5 PLACES FOR 5 CHARACTERS: WHERE TO GO IN VENICE DURING SUMMER”
Just 3 months ago it seemed an unrealistic and utopic idea, but neither Coronavirus pandemic has stopped this marvellous period of the year: September means Venice International Film Festival, one of the oldest ones and among the “Big Five”, including Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Sundance (Salt Lake, USA). However, the background of Venice gives chills and an atmosphere that won’t probably be experienced elsewhere. Let’s discover together the news and projects that 2020 Venice Film Festival has to offer. Continue reading “2020 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL, 77th EDITION”
You all know Venice for its architecture, culture, churches and food, but how many of you know Venice beaches? Yes, you can have some relax and tan in Venice, and I’m not talking of Venice Beach in California 🙂
Let’s see (in our opinion) 5 best beaches in and around Venice!
1. Lido di Venezia
A thin island that stretches for about twelve kilometers, it is bordered at the ends by the ports of San Nicolò and Malamocco, connected to Venice and equipped with roads, with a thirty-hectare pine forest behind of the sea and the Blue Flag which often rewards the cleanliness of the water.
Maybe you all know Lido di Venezia for the International Venice Film Festival, but we can assure you that the beach is very cool too!
Personality: Antonio Vivaldi.
Place: Chiesa di San Giovanni in Bragora.
“My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.” ―Rick Bass Continue reading “A TALENTED CHILD OF VENICE: ANTONIO VIVALDI”
As all you know, bathing and swimming in the canals of Venice is severely forbidden. Not only because it’s extremely dangerous for boat traffic, but also because the waters of Venice are basically the drainages of the houses, so it’s really not recommended to have a bath, unless you want to get every possible illness. However, worry not! Venice can offer a really good option, if you want to go the beach, and since it’s not that known by tourists, this area is generally really quiet and relaxing: we are talking about Bacàn beach, located in the island of Saint Erasmo. Continue reading “BACÁN BEACH: A SEASIDE VENICE”
Did you know that Basilica dei Frari (shortly called ‘Frari‘) is the biggest church in Venice?
It is placed in the Campo dei Frari, in the Sestiere of San Polo and it is dedicated to Assumption of Maria.
If you have never been here I suggest to visit it… I always take my friends here and it has always a lot of success, not only for the dimensions, but for the art that it contains.
written by Behind Venice, pics by Behind Venice
There is a magical place, almost the Venice Wonderland, located between the Rialto Bridge and Santa Lucia Railway Station in Venice: Atelier Nicolao, which is located in Fondamenta della Misericordia, near Madonna dell’Orto church. Continue reading “ATELIER NICOLAO – THE FORGE OF CARNIVAL, THEATRE AND CINEMA COSTUMES”