Castello is the largest of the six sestieri of Venice. Start at Campo Santa Maria Formosa, which takes its name from the Church of Santa Maria Formosa, with two facades (one Renaissance, the other Baroque in style), a Baroque bell tower and several artworks inside, including the St. Barbara polyptych by Palma the Elder, one of the most celebrated w...

If you were looking for an agreeable location to establish a vineyard, you could do a whole lot better than the string of marshy islands that make up Italy’s Venetian lagoon. Never mind the shortage of available real estate and a waterborne logistics economy that makes almost everything more expensive than it is on the mainland. Venice and the isla...

A weekend of Manhattan festivities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Venetian Heritage crescendoed with a soirée hosted by the institution’s indefatigable president, Peter Marino, and philanthropist Katharine Rayner at the Morgan Library and Museum. The dinner was preceded by a private viewing of the Morgan’s exquisite exhibition “Invention and...

Venice is famous for the canals and romantic gondola rides but it is also very expensive. A recent trip found me wanting the Venice experience but not the price tag. It’s a quick trip to Venice from Rome by train and it takes just about two hours and costs about $35 and it’s money well spent. I opted for Mestre, which is near Venice and a common pi...

Red Regatta, an independent public art project created by artist Melissa McGill that will activate Venice’s lagoon and canals with large-scale regattas of traditional vela al terzo sailboats hoisted with hand-painted red sails, will be presented on March 28 at the United Nations on the occasion of the High Level meeting on the protection of the glo...

Beginning March 31 Delta Air Lines will resume summer flight services from Marco Polo airport in Venice, Italy, with connections to JFK International Airport in New York and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, USA, starting May 16. The daily flights will be operated in collaboration with joint venture partners Delta-Air Fra...

Teatri, musei, gallerie, biblioteche: l'Italia è un immenso giacimento culturale. Misurando la quantità dei siti culturali il portale Holidu ha fatto una classifica delle città perfette da questo punto di vista, quasi un Grand Tour delle 10 città con più cultura d’Italia. Come disse Elio Vittorini “La cultura non è professione per pochi: è una cond...

As one of the world’s most visited cities with 20 million tourists arriving each year (often seeming as if they are all there when you are), Venice is a destination that can be as overwhelming as it is magical. To help deal with the ever-increasing crowds, the city is even imposing an entrance fee for day-trippers starting this May, but it’s hard t...

In 16th-century Venice, an artistic arms race was underway. A young painter named Tintoretto was striving to establish himself alongside—and perhaps even to eclipse—his rivals. During the Renaissance, Venice was a place where artists worked at the vanguard of painting, incorporating humanist ideas and technical innovations that arrived from Florenc...

L'estate 2019 vedrà da Bologna, Napoli, Roma, Venezia partire e arrivare molti aeromobili da e per l’America. Tra low cost, compagnie italiane e a stelle e strisce come l’American Airlines che dal 6 giugno fino a settembre, collegherà Bologna e Philadelphia. Dall’Italia saranno 10 i voli diretti verso gli Stati Uniti nella stagione estiva 2019 offe...