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 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”
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.
Since the beginning, one of the main purposes of our blog was to share the beauty of Venice from other points of view: not only the main touristic attractions, but the real life of Venice which is, first of all, a community.
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”
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!).