Rome has the she-wolf. Sicily has the 3-legged Medusa. And Turin has il toro, the bull. Up in the northeast, however, the lagoon city of Venice chose an even more exotic, mythical icon to symbolize its power and stature. And today, the winged lion of St. Mark stands guard across the city still, staring out from palace façades, pillar tops and the V...

The timing could not be more appropriate to talk about issues of exclusion and inclusion in society, the topic at the center of the next Inserra event presented with Arts & Cultural Programming | Peak Performances at the Kasser Theater. "Venice as a Metaphor of the World: Otherness, Immigration, and Religion in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice...

Un corridoio diretto dall’Illinois alla Laguna. American Airlines lancerà dalla prossima primavera un nuovo volo non stop fra Venezia e Chicago, che sarà operativo dal 4 maggio 2018. Il nuovo servizio offrirà più di 3mila posti alla settimana per tutta la stagione estiva e sarà operato da un aeromobile B787-8 Dreamliner.  La configurazione a bordo...

Villa Brusoni Scalella's park is one of the most fascinating and mysterious gardens on the Riviera del Brenta in Venice, Veneto. The consistency of the design and the ingeniousness of the complex solutions of the water system make us think that a high-level designer worked on this, and often the name of the architect Giuseppe Jappelli was made to a...

A successful Italian American lawyer with a great passion for soccer. Joe Tacopina opened the doors of his office in Manhattan (New York) to Calcio e Finanza to talk about his goals with Venezia and his commercial and sport strategies. Joe is a goal oriented professional, someone who understands where he needs to be because, “this is something real...

To celebrate the 750th anniversary of the birth of Giotto (1267-1337) in an absolutely original way, go to the Scuola Grande della Misericordia (Old School of Mercy) in Venice and follow directions to the “Magister Giotto” exhibition. The great multimedia exhibition will be open until November 5th, 2017 with a sensorial itinerary of words, images a...

“It would be difficult to find a lovelier church nor one where the mosaics expressed more doubt...” “Doubt” would have been the operative word for Ernest Hemingway. It was 1948 and although he was the most famous writer in the world, he was also in the midst of a creative drought, going on nine years since his previous novel, For Whom the Bell Toll...

“You guys, just say ‘skooozy’ and walk through,” a young American woman commanded her friends, caught in one of the bottlenecks of tourist traffic that clog Venice’s narrow streets, choke its glorious squares and push the locals of this enchanting floating city out and onto drab, dry land. “We don’t have time!” Neither, the Italian government worri...

To celebrate the 450° anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi‘s birth, the Italian cities of Cremona, where the famous composer comes from, Mantova and Venice will evoke  Monteverdi’s life and masterpieces within historical palaces, baroque churches and beautiful hidden gardens and courts. In what has been labelled the “year of Monteverdi“, which started...

Venice has topped travellers’ bucket lists for centuries, but in recent years the city has struggled to cope with mass tourism, while tension has grown between visitors and locals. By the 17th century, a trip to Venice had become a rite of passage for upper class northern Europeans, who flocked to the lagoon city as part of the Italian Grand Tour....