Stanley Tucci is getting back to work on his hit show! The 60-year-old actor went for a gondola ride while filming season two of his CNN series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy on Thursday afternoon (October 16) in Venice, Italy. Stanley appeared in great spirits as he took in the sights during his ride around the canals. Earlier this year, CNN r...

Venice has no equals in all of Europe. In this city floating on a lagoon, streets are canals and crossings are bridges. Everything, from churches to palaces, speaks of more than a thousand years of history in which the Pearl of the Adriatic dominated the seas and grew wealthy on commerce. On top of that, there are world-famous art exhibitions, roma...

Who is not able to picture the image of the gondolier wearing their sailor shirt and straw hat as they sing a serenade? The gondola is undoubtedly the symbol of Venice. In a city where moving around mainly happens on the water, this elegant boat fits perfectly in the narrow canals. Up to the development of motor vehicles, it was the most popular bo...

In Veneto there is a clear distinction between the province of Verona and the rest of the region, determined not so much by culture or commercial needs as by the historical distribution of different grapes, which led the eastern provinces to embrace international cultivars, while Verona has remained bound up with its traditional varieties, both whi...

 The Italian glassblowers of Murano have survived plagues and pandemics. They transitioned to highly prized artistic creations to outrun low-priced competition from Asia. But surging energy prices are shattering their economic model. The dozens of furnaces that remain on the lagoon island where Venetian rulers transferred glassblowing 700 years ago...

Visiting Venice right now is the opportunity of a lifetime. The city, which invented quarantine -- quaranta giorni, or "40 days," referred to the wait-time for disembarking travelers from distant lands during the Great Plague -- would not have been on my list at any other time. The throngs of humanity -- pre-Covid -- had just about destroyed the ex...

October 8, 2021 — May 8, 2022. Smithsonian American Art Museum (G Street NW, 8th St NW, Washington, DC). Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano brings to life the Venetian glass revival of the late nineteenth century and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for visiting artists. It is the first com...

American midfielder Gianluca Busio scored a late equalizer to earn promoted Venezia a 1-1 draw at Cagliari in Serie A on Friday. Busio, one of three Americans at Venezia, saw his shot from the center of the area deflected in by defender Martin Caceres two minutes into stoppage time for his first Serie A goal. The 19-year-old Busio was born to an It...

If you are walking around Venice, and at one point you feel like you should eat something, you are going to have a very wide selection of inns and traditional restaurants to satisfy your taste buds. But if what you are looking for is an experience that is more typical and authentic, then I would suggest letting yourself be tempted by Venice’s stree...

Venice won the Leone d’Oro. The 78th edition of the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica has been truly special: it managed to overcome the pandemic,  gathering into one embrace the world of international cinema to celebrate together on the laguna. It has also emphasized this is a golden moment for Italian cinema and its ability to stir emo...