The Legend of the Fisherman
The Legend of the Fisherman was part of the national narrative of the Venetian Republic, but it is now largely forgotten.
The Sestiere Cannaregio is the second largest of the six, extending from the railroad station to the Rialto. It covers almost half of the northern part of Venice.
The Sestiere Dorsoduro is the southernmost part of Venice along the Giudecca canal.
Daghe adosso, Nino!
An Austrian admiral giving orders in Venetian, in a naval battle against Italy, which eventually led to Venice becoming Italian
Venice Access Fee — Money for nothing
The “Venice Access Fee” introduced by the municipal administration will do absolutely nothing to resolve the real issues of the city.
🪔 In 2019 an exceptional exhibition took place in #Venice: “Domus Grimani”. For the first time in 400 years the ancient marbles from the #Grimany collection could be seen in their original setting. I visited this exhibition & I'm sharing some photos.
👉 In case you are willing to learn more, I wrote a detailed post about the Exhibition and the story of the Grimani Family:
#romanarchaeology #archaeology #antiquity #ancientart
Oranges and straw hats
Once a year — on February 2nd — the Doge of Venice received a gift of two oranges and two straw hats from the guild of the box-makers.
San Francesco del Deserto
San Francesco del Deserto, in the Venetian lagoon, is home to a Franciscan monastery since 1228, with only some short interruptions.
Visit the abandoned islands
It is not easy to visit the many abandoned islands in the Venetian Lagoon, but it is possible. I’ve been to almost all of them.
Sestiere San Marco
The Sestiere San Marco is the central part of the city, bounded by the Grand Canal on three sides and a line from the Rialto to the Doge’s Palace on the last. It is one of the smallest of the sestieri, but probably the most important.
The vicinity to the economic centre at Rialto and the political centre at St Mark’s made this the absolutely most […]
Map of the lagoon islands
This is an interactive map of most of the islands in the Venetian lagoon. Many islands are abandoned, or privately owned and inaccessible
Carnival in Venice
The Venetian Carnival was celebrated for centuries, until the end of the Republic. The modern carnival is only superficially similar.
Sestiere Santa Croce
The Sestiere Santa Croce is in the central western part of Venice, along the upper bend of the Grand Canal.
Today, the Tronchetto, the cruiser terminals and the Maritime station are parts of Santa Croce. They are, however, modern constructions reclaimed from the lagoon.
The now demolished church of Santa Croce on a painting by Bernardo Bellotto […]
The testament of Marco Polo
We don’t know the exact date of the death of Marco Polo, but his last will and testament is dated January 9th, 1323 M.V.
Happy New Year – but not yet
While we celebrate New Year on January 1st, for entire period of the Republic of Venice the Venetian state celebrated New Year on March 1st.
When you could hang for wearing a fake beard
A spate of killings in the 1100s in Venice by assassins wearing false full beards, led a ban under capital punishment for wearing fake full beards.
Every November, Venetians celebrate the Festa della Madonna della Salute, which is to give thanks for the end of the plague that gripped the city in the 17th century. Fodors takes a look at how the festival is marked today — with religious ceremonies, special food, and a feeling of unity for residents of Venice.
Ghetto – A Venetian word
The now almost extinct Venetian language was once widely spoken around Europe, and some Venetian words have survived.