This is the second post of our new projects (cf. here) after the first one published in April about Frank Lloyd Wright and the Masieri Memorial. We are not moving far from the previous one since we will talk about a well-known, worldwide famous, bridge: Rialto Bridge.
For this second appointment with Venetian craftsmanship, the protagonists are Lidia and Olena. They are two tailors modelers, not born in Venice, but who have been living here for many years and who are perfectly integrated with the city and its inhabitants.
In this trip called Behind Venice, we will discover the Venetian craftsmanship. The first stop is at the historic glass pearl factory Costantini Glass Beads.
Take the water bus (Vaporetto) and stop at Murano Venier, get off and, first left and then right, you are in Calle del Cimitero, in front of the door of the centennial factory, which since 2006 is owned by Alessandro Moretti, the grandson of Ubaldo Costantini (his great-grandfather) and Cleto Costantini (his grandfather).
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”
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”?
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”