Tag Archives: Arts

  • How to get ready for the month of Art in Venice

    It’s not spring in Venice until the big art inaugurations begin. Often, during the frenetic and exciting period of spring and on, Venice becomes even more than ever the capital city of art. Not only is there the various art shows in every corner of Venice, there is the contemporary art in the grand museums, foundations and galleries.  Continue reading

  • Venice: Biennale Architecture 2016

    Art and architecture fans are always more and more. What’s better than visiting one of the most important architectural exhibitions in one of the most incredible cities? End of May in fact (Saturday 28th precisely) is the inauguration of the 15th International  Show of Architecture “Reporting from the Front”. In this period Venice is full of events, appointments and meetings. Professionals and art/architecture lovers reunite in the city and the whole island is moved by unsuspected vitality. Continue reading

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    The 2016 Art shows in Venice

    Venice is as we know a museum in itself. For Art and architecture lovers, this city represents the perfect go to place even without having to enter historical museums. In springtime, Venice transforms itself every year in the capital of contemporary art thanks to the exhibitions of the Biennale Art and Architecture and the exhibitions organized in museums Pinault, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.

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    The Dream Parties of The Venetian Carnival 2016

    You can say a lot of things about Venetians but one thing you can’t say is that they don’t know how to have fun. And the Venetian Carnival is the perfect occasion.  The parties organized in historical palaces throughout the city during this period are really famous and the hunt for an invite has become even more difficult to get.  Continue reading

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    The best commercials filmed in Venice

    How many postcard images of Venice come to mind in a second? Many, we are sure. Venice is without a doubt one of the most marvelous places on earth. It’s on the Top 10 list of cities photographed, regardless of its small dimensions. Therefore whoever wants something that captures your attention you can’t go wrong with a city like Venice. If you have some doubts just ask all advertisers from all over.  Continue reading

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    Bell Towers you shouldn’t overlook in Venice

    They stand out between palaces and are scattered about Venice with calculated randomness. They are the Venetian Bell Towers. There are more than 100 (170 more or less when counting the island ones) and at first glance they can seem similar to each other. In reality they each have a different story and architecture.  Continue reading

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    What was Venice like in the 1500’s?

    It’s easy to get to know Venice today, even for those who have never been (but obviously it isn’t quite the same thing.) Books, stills, satellite photos: Venice has no secrets not even for those that live it through a computer screen or navigate through their smartphone.  That’s why the map of Venice of Jacopo de’ Barbari, Venetie MD, (see photo) is still very relevant and important today.  Continue reading

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    5 Venetian Presents for Christmas

    Christmas, time for presents, even in Venice. The lagoon city is not only a large and open museum, it’s artwork diffused in every corner, and a concentrated with centuries of history. Even today Venice continues to make unique traditions that celebrate the made in Italy signature and experience handcrafted items on the most famous island in the world.  Continue reading

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    5 reasons to visit Venice in autumn

    Venice is always marvelous. But every season holds different hues of beauty that exalt some of its qualities more than others. If hot summer nights embrace you in a festive energy, fall reserves unexpected surprises, like limpid sunsets and typical atmospheric phenomenon. Here then are some valid reasons to visit Venice in autumn.   Continue reading

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    The summer of San Martino in Venice

    With some exception, but there is nothing you can do: In Venice the summer of San Martino (Indian Summer) is (almost) always bound to happen. It’s a small bet, but November offers a lot of different and special sceneries in Venice. We’ve already touched upon water and fog – typical fall atmospheric conditions – but there are days, especially in these days, during this period, that make you think of springtime.  Continue reading

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    Not the usual museums in Venice

    How many museums are there in Venice? Many, but that’s not the point.  Venice is a unique city and when we visit it is definitely useful to change perspective now and then. Venice in itself is a large and open museum. Every Palace tells a story of the centuries, every church is an incredible masterpiece while every alleyway or campo rewards us with priceless architecture.  But obviously there are many and also very interesting traditional museums. The most famous you already know, so here then are some different ones but all the while valid alternatives to the most known ones.  Continue reading

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    5 Things to know about the Madonna della Salute festival in Venice

    First of all, when: The Madonna della Salute Festival is the 21st of November. If in your travels you are looking for beautiful places and also traditional authentic experiences, this festival is something you can’t pass up. For Venetians the Madonna della Salute has a very important significance and is very heartfelt.  It is the anniversary that remembers the end of a terrible plague that devastated the city and northern Italy between 1630 and 1631.

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    5 things to know about a Gondola

    Gondola. Try to think of another boat as well known as this one. Difficult right? The Gondola’s curves come to mind and everyone, at least once in their life, would like to go for a ride. The Gondola owes its popularity to the symbolic value it represents for Venice: an ingenious example of nautical engineering that quickly became an enduring success over the centuries.    Continue reading