Piazza San Marco is the heart of Venice and, if you’ve been to La Serenissima, you definitely spent some time there, either enjoying a Spritz at one of its many cafés or walking through the square itself, perhaps towards the Basilica, preparing spiritually to enter, enjoy its beauty, say a prayer.  If you know Piazza San Marco, then, you definitely...

Burano is one of the three picturesque islands – the other two are Murano and Torcello – that share the lagoon with Venezia. Burano is known for two things: its lace-making tradition and the bright colors of its houses. If you have been to Burano, you know exactly what I mean: every home, both those along the canals and those lining the calli, are...

Migrant Child, the famous mural in Venice, becomes an immersive experience thanks to Digital Street Art that transforms it into Ghost over Banksy. The mural by the famous and mysterious British street artist Banksy is transformed into Digital Street Art thanks to a fantastic project realised in Venice by the collective Pepper's Ghost.  At 18.00 (It...

In the rest of the country is al bar per l’aperitivo, but in Venezia, you go to the bàcaro for cicchetti. If you’re not familiar with them, you’re forgiven: neither was I until an old friend from Veneto, back in the days when I was young and living abroad, waxed lyrical about how great Venice’s cicchetti were. Anyways, yes: cicchetti, what are they...

Italy has always been the cradle of art and culture: over the years have been built several historical theaters famous all over the world, which have hosted great musicians, dancers, singers and artists of all kinds. There are several Italian architects who have designed and built some of the most beautiful historical theatres, so let’s find out to...

Italy has wonderful representatives in the United States who tell its story, exalt its culture and language, narrate its traditions and innovations, its places and its beauties. To see them from Italy, where we are always ready to describe only our worst things, is exciting. One of the most competent people I have met in this field is also a person...

Since it started in 1895, the Venice Biennale has been an every-other-year barometer of the global art world. As such, the release of its artist list with each iteration provides not only a glimpse into which artistic styles might be coming to the fore, but also more recently has prompted a discussion about the demographics of those artists.  Cecil...

Have you ever wanted to visit Italy during Carnival? From North to South, let's discover together places and traditions not to be missed to celebrate. Masks, confetti, allegorical floats: Carnival is a much-loved festival in Italy, involving adults and children at the same time. Visiting Italy at Carnival time is a real journey through the history...

Creative Engagements with the Venice Ghetto A Zoom panel discussion featuring Marjorie Agosín and Margaux Fitoussi, moderated by Katharine Trostel and Amanda Sharick Sunday, March 6, 11 AM PST Click here to register Click here to purchase a copy of The Venice Ghetto: A Memory Space That Travels The Venice Ghetto: A Memory Space that Travels asks im...

The stravedamento, a kind of distortion, is a particular optical effect through which on some winter days, when the sky is particularly clear, from the Lido of Venice you seem to be able to touch with your hands the Dolomites that you can see on the horizon. It is so called by lagoon fishermen, accustomed to the charm that the beautiful mountains g...