The Fondaco dei Tedeschi is a 15th century palace, which has turned it into a luxury shopping centre.[...]
On Sunday, September 2nd, you will experience a colourful, picturesque and stunning marine show which will enliven Venice’s waters; the most amazing fact is that you will admire it from your gondola! The origin of the “Historical parade” dates back to 1489 when Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, abdicated and came back to her native land. For this historical reason the competition is preceded by a unique procession, the “Corteo Storico” – historical parade – remembering the entrance of the Queen into the city.[...]
In a city where there seems to be a mask shop on every corner, it may be surprising to learn that the ancient Venetian craft of mask making was only revived about forty years ago.[...]
Venice has only one square or piazza: St.Mark’s Square, a 170 meter-long trapezoid which differs from all other squares that are called ‘campi’ (fields).[...]
Vivaldi innovated deeply the music between the 1600 and 1700 changing completely the Italian baroque music. He revitalized the formal and rhythmic structure of the concerto adding many harmonic contrasts and unusual melodies. His style was considered exuberant and was appreciated by both the public and the expert musicians.[...]
Venice has had a fundamental role in the history of music, in particular for the classical and baroque music.
The Venetian Liuteria (art of realization of string instruments as violins) is another artisan excellencethat has characterized the history of Venice during the centuries.[...]
Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice on 3 March 1678 from a humble family who came from Brescia.
He is one of the best Italian composer and violinist of the Venetian baroque music who has influenced all Europe with its music. He brought many innovations in the fields of violins, concerts,choral works and operas.
A great musical culture has always characterized Venice especially between the 1500 and 1800.
Many famous travelers and writers as Rousseau, Goethe or Wagner narrated about concerts and theincredible musical vivacity in the city, particularly during the famous carnival that lasted six months!
You cannot leave Venice without having tasted one of the trademark dishes that blends into one the city’s marine flavour and the aroma of the islands’ orchards: sarde in saòr.[...]
Once the basin of San Marco was the sea port of Venice and those who came by ship could admire the impressive unique architecture of Palazzo Ducale, seat of the Venetian power, and…[...]
Burano is no doubt the most colorful island in the lagoon of Venice, the facades of its houses are painted pink, blue, green, yellow, indigo.
The inhabitants decided to paint their houses to give fishermen a way to see their homes when they returned from fishing and fog enveloped the island. A very popular landmark, painted in a plethora of bright colors, is “Bepi’s house“.