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...

Lovers of the Venice Carnival know it means masks and costumes, but also tasty delicacies such as frittelle and galane. But only the most experienced know about mammalucchi: the mouth-watering fried, sugary pastry which began life as an accident. The original bakery in the lagoon city where you can have an authentic mammalucchi is Pastricceria Bar...

The carnival of Venice is one of the world’s most fascinating events. And after more than 900 years it is still able to exert its charm and a veil of mystery. The term carnival was used for the first time in a text written by Doge Vitale Falier in 1094, in which he speaks of public entertainment and celebrations. In the lagoon city, the carnival be...

There are two words that truly define the essence of Italian Carnevale: the  first is maschera, or mask; the second is — of course — Venezia.  While every corner of the country celebrates this time of the year with parades, masquerades and floats, there  is no denying that, even when considering the  most famous, the most historically interesting C...

Gianluca Busio was just a kid when he arrived at Sporting Kansas City’s academy. Last August, he left as a mature teenager, embarking on a European adventure with Venezia in Italy's Serie A. The US men's national team midfielder joined the latest edition of The Call Up, reflecting on his tutelage with Sporting KC under manager Peter Vermes, the...

The celebration of Carnevale (Carnival) is very important in Italy. Unfortunately with the passing of time, younger generations are losing the meaning of it, but despite everything, it is still a very important celebration, not only for the taste of dressing up but also for the culinary specialties, made of delicious sweets, such as ravioli with cr...

The medieval beauty of Venice magnets tourists from all over the world. As the capital of the Veneto Region in Northern Italy, Venice gets 36 million tourists each year. It is a city with a hundred islands, connected by bridges of various sizes, because of the many systems of canals that divide them. Venice is not the biggest town in Veneto, but it...

In the last decades, the loss of Venice’s resident population has gone hand in hand with the increase in the number of tourists: while permanent residents have decreased from approximately 170,000 in the 1950s to 50,000 these days, the number of annual visitors has skyrocketed to 20 million pre-pandemic.    In an attempt to repopulate the city cent...

Venice is a city famous for both its canals and its incredible architecture. Venice started out as a cluster of islands that grew into a small fishing village in the early Middle Ages. Over time Venice transformed into one of Italy’s leading powers thanks to its vast trade network within the Eastern Mediterranean. The Republic of Venice was establi...