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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
You may not know that Venice is not only the city of water or enchanting landscapes, but also one of the most recognised places for its supreme education: we are talking about Ca’ Foscari University, a guarantee since 1868 and, by now, perfectly incorporated with the citizen reality.
Ca’ Foscari Univesity was founded 150 years ago by three Italian politicians: Luigi Luzzati, Francesco Ferrara and Edoardo Deodati.
The first, and nowadays, more prestigious faculties were economy and languages: as a matter of fact, the university’s purpose was to form merchants and business owners, but after years and years of changes and renovations, many faculties and different subjects had been introduced.