A 1.2 metre (four foot) high glass barrier has been suggested as a way to protect the world-famous monument and its priceless mosaics from the acqua alta, or tidal flooding, which happens regularly in the lagoon city. The basilica's famous coloured marble and gold-leaf mosaics were swamped with sewage and the crypt left under a metre of corrosive s...

Glitz. Glamour. Bling. No matter the era, the lifestyles of the rich and famous are fascinating to those of us with a voyeuristic streak. During the Renaissance, Italy was rife with opulent homes filled with priceless art collections and owners who wanted to show them off. After the Middle Ages came an economic boom and a new reverence for classica...

The fisherman’s island of Burano sits in the Venetian lagoon and, like most of Venice, is run through by a system of canals. While Venice can take on a melancholy feel, Burano’s cheery and brightly painted houses stand out. Burano is made up of a group of four small islands linked together by a series of bridges and held together even more solidly...

January 30 - February 28. Best Medicine Rep Theatre at Lakeforest Mall, 701 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, MDCelebrating Commedia dell'Arte at its best, Comedy of Venice features Money, Power, Love, and a Grand Canal! Comedy of Venice is the hilarious true story of Venetian authors Carlo Goldoni (The Servant of Two Masters) and Carlo Gozzi (Turandot...

Wednesday, January 22, 7:30PM. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. This film fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance.With the enchanting narrative voice of two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory o...

Parte da Treviso un progetto del Sistema camerale italiano finalizzato a realizzare, con la Camera di commercio italiana a New York, un incubatore di start up venete interessate ad espandere il loro business sul mercato americano. Il progetto è stato presentato oggi nella città veneta da Alberto Milani, presidente della Camera di commercio Italia-A...

Poveglia was constructed on a permanent fortification built by the Venetian government and from 1793-1814 was used as a plague quarantine station, or “lazaretto”—one of many in the Venetian lagoon. The tiny island is said to have hosted over 160,000 infected souls living out their final days and hours there—so many that there are whispers that 50 p...

Keeping a collection of books in a city where the roads are made of water is a dangerous idea to begin with, but Venice’s Libreria Acqua Alta has nothing to fear since they just keep all their titles in waterproof basins.  The self-proclaimed “most beautiful bookstore in the world” is composed of a number of over-stuffed rooms stacked wall-to-wall...

The stories of the successful Italians in Silicon Valley have a meaning that goes far beyond the simple yet wonderful description of our compatriots who see their talent recognized in the most innovative and competitive environment in the world. These stories convey that innovation and competition are perfectly combined with Italianism, and for thi...

The Italian curator Cecilia Alemani has been appointed artistic director of the 59th Venice Biennale, the world’s most prestigious biennial, which takes place next year (dates to be announced). Alemani is chief curator of High Line art in New York, working with artists such as Nari Ward and El Anatsui, and also curated the Italian Pavilion at the 2...