Few Venetians are known worldwide as it is Giacomo Girolamo Casanova. Continue reading “GIACOMO CASANOVA”
TRADIONAL “FESTA DELLE MARIE”
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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””
An iconic traditional product of Venice is the Murano glass (Vetro di Murano).
This story starts in 1291, when the Republic of Venice ordered to all glasswares to move from Venice to the little island of Murano, in order to prevent fires in the main city; that time buildings were made out of woods. Continue reading “MURANO GLASS”
THE HISTORIC REGATTA
Regatta has been the favorite subject for many painters when they wanted to depict a festive Venice. Since the birth of Venice, Venetians started to organize boat races, which were later transformed into organized regattas.
GONDOLA COMB: WHAT DOES IT REPRESENT?
Everybody knows what the Gondola is, and when you think of Venice you immediately think of it, but have you ever asked yourself what the comb on the bow represents?