We are almost there, just a few days remain before one of the most important events in Venice: the Carnival.
Have you ever been in Venice during the Carnival? It is a very fun and amazing experience. The city is like a huge party, with people playing music on the “calli”, at the sides of the bridges, into the Bacari (as you know, they are a sort of small pub). Also, during Carnival, people wear amazing costumes (because during the Carnival you can be whoever you desire to be)… in other words… IT IS A BIG PARTY!
Venezia vive di luoghi comuni: l’amore, la gondola, Rialto e i tramonti sono spesso gli stereotipi per eccellenza di questa fantastica città. Ma come diceva Nancy Kress, “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 “DA VENEZIA CON AMORE”
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”
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”
An old, but spectacular Venetian tradition: Festa del Redentore is a big event taking place every year on the third Sunday of July.
It reminds the Venetian Senate decision to build the Chiesa del Redentore (Redeemer’s Church) as an ex-vote for the liberation of the city from the black death of 1575-1577, a plague that caused the death of more than a third of the city’s population in just two years.Continue reading “Festa del Redentore”