Up until the middle of the fifteenth century, each and every book in Europe was handmade. Books were precious, expensive, and prized possessions of monasteries and learned collectors wealthy enough to purchase them. With Johann Gutenberg’s invention of moveable type in the 1450s, plus other advances in engraving, book printing, and distribution, al...

In an interview, noted Milan-born philosopher, author, enologist and gastronome Luigi Veronelli (1926-2004) once stated, “wine is the song of the earth to the sky”. He thus created an elevated image that all professionals in the field of wine – and of any other fruit of nature in which man is able to find excellence – should keep in mind. This imag...

Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is losing its cultural identity. Over the years, it’s been taken over by tourists – most staying just one day – to the extent that UNESCO has warned the city it might be listed as a world heritage site in danger. Besieged by tourism, the city is being destroyed, but one frequent visitor, with h...

Si chiamavano borghi, ciascuno con la propria identità, il campanile e la salamella tipica. Al Padiglione Italia della Biennale, che si inaugura questa mattina orfano di ministri, ma con la presidente del Senato Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, il curatore Mario Cucinella li chiama aree interne e sono quelle che costituiscono l’«Arcipelago Itali...

There are restaurants from top chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Lorena Garcia, elegant hotel suites, shows that pull from Motown favorites and the movies of Baz Luhrmann and nightclubs that fill with bouncing bodies year after year.But the signature attraction at the Venetian casino resort in Las Vegas has always been its gondolas — slim, stately bo...

Delta Air Lines announced Wednesday it will be expanding its Italian network from Atlanta with the addition of summer seasonal service. The once-daily flights will be from Atlanta to both Milan and Venice and join the already planned summer journeys from New York City to Venice and Detroit to Rome. The airline is also adding a second daily nonstop...

In 1727 Giandomenico Tiepolo was born, third son of Giambattista Tiepolo, the unrivaled painter of the Venetian Rococo who enchanted all the courts of Europe with his aerial style and very modern design. His mother was Cecilia Guardi, the sister of the Vedutist painters Francesco and Antonio. In short, Giandomenico was a double son of art, a concen...

È proprio vero: l’Italia è il Paese più bello del mondo, e a vederlo dall’estero, specialmente se sei italiano, finisci per apprezzarlo ancora di più che in patria. È questa la vivida impressione che l’evento di giovedì sera, “Veneto, the Land of Venice”, organizzato da EM Dreams Factory e dalla Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, in collaborazione con R...

The gondola is an Italian icon, and tourists around the world dream of taking a trip on one of the traditional Venetian boats, courtesy of a gondolier dressed in a striped shirt and straw hat. For years, rowing was the only way to get around the lagoon city, but many don't realize that the technique used in Venice is unique. It may look as if gondo...

Save Venice Inc., the American nonprofit organization, announces an historic restoration of Titian’s monumental Assumption of the Virgin on the high altar of the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari on the 500th anniversary of the painting’s unveiling (May 19, 1518), thanks to major funding from Beatrice de Santo Domingo and the Jasmine Chari...