Last month Venice suffered the fourth highest floods in its history. Water seeped up through the drains, over the canal sides and into the houses, businesses and hotels of the city. And few were spared, with around 75% of streets awash. Not that it’s a new phenomenon as Venice has been flooding for centuries. Artist Federico Moja even captured acqu...

Next time you arrive in Venice by train, try something different. Rather than following the masses through the usual itinerary leading to St. Mark’s Square via Ponte degli Scalzi, remain on the side of the Santa Lucia train station and head to Cannaregio, Venice’s second largest sestiere, which extends north of the Grand Canal. It’s an opportunity...

So you are a young college student, American, on your first whistle-stop tour of Europe. You have fought through the multitudes in front of the Mona Lisa and “Las Meninas,” tried to concentrate on the Sistine Chapel ceiling as the tour groups jostle you. But when you wash up here in the lagoon, and make your way to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco —...

Venice may not be the first association one thinks of when they hear the word "casino", however, Las Vegas could most probably be the first thing that comes to mind. But Venice indeed is the place that the first casino in the world opened its doors to visitors. It was estblished in 1638 to be a theatre with a wing for gambling. It definitely starte...

Between the end of the 1700s and the beginning of the 1800s, cafés were a place for intellectuals, middle class, aristocrats and the penniless to mingle. Regardless of their status, everyone came in looking for something to eat or drink, a shelter from the cold, or – in the case of artists and writers – a place where ideas could be exchanged and in...

Venice was inundated by an exceptionally high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees, killing four people. Tourists and residents alike donned high boots to navigate the streets of Venice after strong winds raised...

"Save Venice" Boston Chapter Gala 2018 - Sposalizio del Mare: Marriage to the Sea. Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:00pm to 12:00am. The Harvard Club - 374 Commonwealth Ave - Boston, MA 02115. Tickets can be purchased here. Proceeds will allow the Boston chapter to restore, in honor of Jacopo Tintoretto’s 500th birthday, Saint Jerome Presenting Doge Pri...

La mostra è stata un successo oltre le nostre aspettative. Ma quello che mi ha colpito di più è stato l’interesse dei giovani, il loro entusiasmo nel vedere gli artigiani al lavoro. Credo che oggi considerino il saper fare qualcosa con le mani una cosa cool»: Alberto Cavalli ha impiegato due anni a organizzare Homo Faber, la grande mostra sui mesti...

In 1931, Harry’s Bar opened along a canal off Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy: Giuseppe Cipriani’s dream of creating an establishment where clients were held in high regard and treated like kings and queens came to life. Fast-forward to 70 years later in 2001 and Harry’s Bar received the high honor of becoming a national landmark, as deemed by th...

What do Lord Byron, the Armenians, a leper colony and Venice have in common?  The answer is the tiny island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni in the Venetian Lagoon. It all came about following years of persecution when the Mekhitarist monks sought a place of safety after fleeing Constantinople. In 1717 the pope asked the Republic of Venice to grant the...