A series of mysteries animate the life of Venice in the recent months. The first is rooted in the myth of Venice's history: it is the third column of Piazzetta di San Marco.

In Venice, Italy, it’s that time again. Time for grand costume balls, fierce mask contests, towering wigs and a parade of preening, strutting revelers as city residents and visitors from around the world take part in its annual carnival. The season technically began on Jan. 27 with the Flight of the Angel, a ritual dating to the 1500s, and an openi...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere invites you to CASANOVA: The World of a Sedcutive Genius. A book presentation with Author, Laurence Bergreen. Tuesday, Feb. 13th @7:00 PM. Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Ave, SI, NY 10301. Suggested Donation: $20 per person. (Q & A and a light reception will follow the program). Please Call 718-273-7660...

As always, the Venice Carnival 2018 will be a triumph of flavors, of enogastronomy and of conviviality. This tradition will be the common thread throughout the great Venetian Festival which will take place from January 27th until February 13th, 2018. The Carnival of Venice is the most important and magnificent of Venetian celebrations.  It is a muc...

Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789 that nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes, but now, 229 years later, we'd like to add one more item to that listing. In 2018, nothing can be said to be certain except death, taxes and Dolce & Gabbana's millennial and Generation Z obsession — because here we are, in the middle of the Spring 2018 se...

A slew of events attends the quincentenary of one of Venice’s most beloved old masters. Jacopo Robisti, better known as Tintoretto, was born in Venice in 1518 (though the exact date is unknown). To celebrate the 500th anniversary of his birth, Venice and other cities around the world are preparing some pretty special events. Getting the party start...

Venice could be 200 years older than previously thought, according to archaeologists who discovered peach stones under the mosaic floor of Saint Mark's Basilica. The 1,300-year-old stones could add 180 years to the age of the city according to an archaeologist who described the discovery as like 'hitting the jackpot'. Peach stones grow in just one...

Dozens of rowers dressed as Father Christmas raced down Venice's Grand Canal on Sunday, cheered on by crowds gathered to watch the annual fancy-dress regata. Organised by the University Ca' Foscari, the eighth edition of the race set off from Saint Mark's Square, with champions and amateurs competing in traditional "mascarete" boats -- once the dom...

The successful journey of the Cipriani family from the legendary Harry’s Bar opened in Venice in 1931 to the contemporary world of fine dining and food retail has been driven by one timeless mission: serving authentic Italian food made with the best locally-sourced ingredients to customers looking for that same simple but impeccable quality during...

The first time I ever thought about visiting this city, I almost didn’t. I was in the middle of a lengthy tour through Europe with my wife, 14-year old daughter, and 10-year old son. We were spending 10 weeks in Italy and joining up with renowned watercolorist, Wyatt Waters, to work on a new coffee table cookbook. Waters’ main artistic influence ha...