FROM BRUSSELS TO VENICE: LAURE’S EXPERIENCE

I met Laure many years ago, during the Carnival in the famous parade of Festa delle Marie. I have always been very curious about her experience and that’s because we interviewed her last week, in order to discover what took her from Brussels to Venice!

So…who is Laure Jacquemin and what has taken her to move from Brussels to Venice?

Laure is a Belgian girl that has lived in Venice for 10 years and as happened many times, she moved in Italy for love..not for the love of Venice, but for the love of her Italian husband.

If you see her Instagram profile you can see that Laure is an amazing photographer, but surprisingly I discovered that she started her path as photographer here in Venice…ten years ago!

Laure a Belgian photographer in Venice
©Laure Jacquemin
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THE JEWISH GHETTO IN VENICE

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.

how to arrive to the jewish ghetto in Venice
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A SPECIAL VISIT IN THE BASILICA DI SAN MARCO MUSEUM

Last Sunday we decided to have a visit at the Museum of Basilica di San Marco, and I have to confess you (it’s shameful, I know it 🙂 ) that it was my first time!

We went there at 13 am in order to avoid the crowd, and we were lucky…we entered immediately.

The first thing you see when you entered is this, and what can we say about it? It is amazing!!!

San Marco Mosaics at the enter of Basilica di San Marco Museum
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Basilica dei Frari : one of the most glorious churches of Venice

frari basilica

Did you know that Basilica dei Frari (shortly called ‘Frari‘) is the biggest church in Venice?

It is placed in the Campo dei Frari, in the Sestiere of San Polo and it is dedicated to Assumption of Maria.

frari location

If you have never been here I suggest to visit it… I always take my friends here and it has always a lot of success, not only for the dimensions, but for the art that it contains.

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TEDxMESTRE: AN HOTBED OF IDEAS AND VALUES FOR VENETIAN TERRITORY

TEDxMestre is a project born in the February of 2019,  in order to bring to Venice the American format of TED conferences, through TEDx events: local events organised in an indipendent way but with the same spirit to tell ideas and values of the territorial community. In just six months, a group of local, young volunteers had been able to build the first edition, dedicated to the topic of ‘awakening’, and which had involved more than 700 people. The chosen location was the modern M9, the new museum in Mestre’s centre.

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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”

GRAND BALL LA FENICE – VENICE CARNIVAL 2020

These are very strange days, everybody is at home and nobody can go out  because of a Virus that is influencing our life and our habits. But Grand Ball La Fenice is my last wonderful memory of a Venice full of energy!

I have to admit that I’ve never been at “La Fenice” before, so I was really thrilled when Atelier Tiepolo invited us at this amazing event.

grand ball la fenice 2020

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VENETIAN LIBRARIES

Welcome to our new section dedicated to students, people who decided to move to Venice or tourists who might be interested in tasting what is like to study in the floating city!

We hope it could help someone out and, of course, give you advise and useful tips to survive, especially if you’re thinking to become a “Ca’ Foscarino” (we talked about Ca’ Foscari university previously).

So, what’s the best requirement for a student to have, except for well organized skills and a good motivation? No, not a great wallet for all the spritz that you could buy between a lesson and another (even if it’s still a nice feature), rather a quiet and calm space to study: that’s why, in this article, we are going to explore some Venetian Ca’ Foscari libraries.

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