The Venice Carnival is an internationally renowned event that takes place annually in the beautiful city of Venice, Italy. Known for its elaborate costumes, masks, and parties, the carnival draws visitors from all over the world to experience the unique and ancient tradition. But have you ever wondered about the history and origins of this spectacular event and the iconic masks that have become synonymous with it?Continue reading “The History and Origins of Venice’s Carnival”
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.Continue reading “THE JEWISH GHETTO IN VENICE”
Many times, we talk about Venice and San Marco as the most beautiful ‘lounge’ of the world, and it is true..in fact it has been place of some historical concerts too!
Let’s see the most important concerts for us.
1) Pink Floyd
I think that this article is going to be extremely personal and subjective. I know that the purpose of our blog is to describe Venice, illustrating the most wonderful experience that you can have there, giving advise about the more interesting places in the city… the fact is that as an Italian, as a person who was used to live Venice everyday, as someone who has beloved ones who works in healthcare, I feel like it’s important to take advantage of this fantastic tool that allows me to spread, for once, my experience due to the Coronavirus emergency.
Poveglia is a small island of the lagoon near Venice, which is surrounder by ghosts and mistery and it is believed to be cursed.
Among others famous Venetians, Marco Polo best describes the very heart of Venice sharing its merchant and cultural history. Continue reading “MARCO POLO”
Everybody in Italy knows that the 11th of November is the day in which Catholic Church commemorates San Martino.
It’s not clear why this figure is so popular in our country but, as a matter of fact, it’s undeniable that here in Venice is just another occasion to celebrate!
First of all, who was San Martino or, as we know him in Italy, San Martino? Continue reading “VENETIAN TRADITIONS: SAN MARTINO DAY”
STORM IN VENICE – DEBRIEFING
What happened on 12 November 2019?
On Tuesday, 12 November 2019, Venice was hit with an “acqua alta”, or high water, of 187cm. This was the highest level since the 194cm witnessed in 1966, which was the highest tide of all times for high water in Venice. Continue reading “HIGH WATER IN VENICE – DEBRIEFING, MOSE, HOW CAN YOU HELP”
The week is almost over, and for Venice has been one of the longest and most difficult ever.
Probably, all of you already heard the news, which have been spreading worldwide in these days: Venice has been seriously hit by one of the highest tide in the last 50 years, generating huge problems and difficulties to Venetians, retailers, tourists, students and every one who is now living the catastrophe.
Today we would like to share with you some historical curiosities.
As we say here , Venice has been for centuries a leading merchant Republic and that’s why its influence spread across Europe. Continue reading “VENETIAN WORDS THAT WENT GLOBAL”