Venice is a little, unique, jewel city that was built on a series of islands connected by canals and bridges. Venice has long been known for its picturesque beauty, stunning architecture, and rich cultural heritage. However, in recent years, Venice has faced a growing threat: the sinking of its foundations.Continue reading “IS VENICE SINKING?”
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!Continue reading “FROM BRUSSELS TO VENICE: LAURE’S EXPERIENCE”
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.Continue reading “THE JEWISH GHETTO IN VENICE”
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!!!Continue reading “A SPECIAL VISIT IN THE BASILICA DI SAN MARCO MUSEUM”
Basilica dei Frari : one of the most glorious churches of Venice
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.
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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I MISS YOU VENICE – A QUARANTINE THOUGHT
As all you know, the majority of the world is under lock down, due to the covid-19 emergency. We would not probably have ever imagine a situation like that, but something was on my mind in these last days: we are all in this together. Continue reading “I MISS YOU VENICE – A QUARANTINE THOUGHT”
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”?
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.
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CARNIVAL 2020 IS HERE!
Colors, ancient costumes, wigs, eccentric make up and most of all… masks! Carnival 2020 is in the air, and we’re here to tell you everything about this famous tradition, that for years has been part of our Venice and its shapes.