AN ACADEMIC RESEARCH ABOUT VENICE’S SUSTAINABILITY

by Camille, Constance & Josefa

Venice is a renowned, mysterious city that attracts millions of tourists every year. But behind the carnivals, canals, gondolas, and masks, few people seem to truly know what makes the Serenissima so special: its inhabitants. Venice bridge

Venice without Venetians would merely be an architectural achievement—judging Venice solely for its beauty would be ignoring the rich, ancestral culture that Venetians still endeavour to maintain, despite the numerous threats brought about by careless tourists, climate change, or gentrification.  Continue reading “AN ACADEMIC RESEARCH ABOUT VENICE’S SUSTAINABILITY”

MY VENICE BY ELEONORA

written by Eleonora, pics by Eleonora – @__myworldguide__[ITALIAN VERSION BELOW]

How many times have we heard people say “Venice is the most beautiful city in the world”?eleonora

It seems a catchfrase, a conventional form of labeling such an uncommon place that for many tourists it completely loses its sense of city, taking on the appearance of an attraction. For those who, like me, were born and grew up among its streets, this phrase undertake a completely different meaning. Continue reading “MY VENICE BY ELEONORA”

BEHIND VENICE – A PROJECT ABOUT AND FOR VENETIAN ARTISANS

WRITTEN BY BEHIND VENICE

Behind Venice is a project that aims to help, totally free of charge and voluntarily, the Venetian Artisans. Behind Venice provides artisans with a starting kit for their digital communication, in order to generate an archive of photos and videos of their works and shops (bóteghe) and an interactive map in which all the craft activities will be indicated.

VENICE ARTISANS
Lidia and Olena di Ca’ Beltà, dressmaker and fashion designer

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MY EXPERIENCE IN VENICE – BY ANNA LIBERE

venice murano

It was natural to choose Venice this summer, as my husband and I were looking for a short holiday. Actually, I bought tickets to Milano Bergamo Airoport before we even started to plan anything. So, after buying plane tickets, we googled how far the airport is from the centre of Milan and we were surprised — actually, the airport is situated right between the cities of Milan and Venice. That’s why we decided to visit Venice! We had four full days in Venice as we booked in advance a train in the early morning, to be sure that we could spend most of the time in Venice. Four days are not that much, but definitely enough to catch the feel of a city and see some highlights (don’t plan too much, Venice is a place to return again and again!).

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DOGE’S PALACE

The Doge’s Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale) was the residence of the Doge, the supreme political authority of the former Republic of Venice.Doge's Palace

The Palace hosted the political institutions of the Republic of Venice until the fall of the Republic, after Napoleon invasion of the city in 1797. Continue reading “DOGE’S PALACE”

FROM VENICE WITH LOVE

Dear friends welcome back to our blog,Love

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”