What are the origins of the antique art of Murano glass? What is the process of the glass making? And what makes Murano glass so unique and renowned all over the world? The history of Murano glass is deeply intertwined with the history of the Republic of Venice (also known as La Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, The Most Serene Republic of Venice)...

Has anyone ever traveled to Italy to go on a diet? Like every cartoon, the notion of the oft-romanticized country as the tourist’s pigging-out destination — it provided the “Eat” in Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” — has some basis in reality. Still, the evocation of Italy as one gluttonous infinity of pasta, prosciutto, gorgonzola, gel...

On Thursday, in Venice, appeared the colossal hands transported by a barge along the Grand Canal. Those who witnessed the singular scene easily realized that it was one of the installations of the Art Biennale, while the “mystery” on their destination was resolved later. The work was carried to the hotel Ca ‘Sagredo and placed there. The beautiful...

Venice's council has banned any new takeaway food shops from opening in the lagoon city, in an effort to preserve its "decorum and traditions"."It is urgent to fight degradation in the city, considering that Venice is a Unesco World Heritage Site," councillor Francesca Da Villa, who proposed the measures, told The Local. "There are tourists who eat...

L’inizio è stato una battuta: «Ma perché in America nessuno fa i tramezzini?». Perché, pur essendoci migliaia di bar, paninoteche o simili, non si vede quel «sorriso» di ingredienti tra le due fette di pane bianco del famoso «sandwich» che deve il suo nome addirittura a Gabriele D’Annunzio? E così il 38enne Filippo Paccagnella, da dieci a New York,...

Foreign ownership has been a trend for many of Europe’s top leagues over the last two decades. Most clubs purchased from foreign owners have been in the Premier League. Over the last few seasons Serie A has seen an influx of new owners from various clubs all over the football pyramid. In particular there has been a notable trend of American ownersh...

For centuries they were the only way to travel, criss-crossing the shallow lagoon and navigating the city’s iconic canals. Today, whilst Venice’s gondolas still glide silently through the waterways few visitors know their history, happy to just enjoy the view or the occasional melodic song of a gondolier. Look closer, however, and you’ll see that t...

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL  Save Venice Inc. and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago are pleased to invite you for a lecture on restoring and preserving the incredibly vast Venetian art and architectural heritage.  Art historian Frede...

Veneto Governor Luca Zaia said Thursday that he would like to see limits set on the number of tourists who can enter Venice, with visitors having to book access in advance. "Regulation of Venice's tourism flows, decorum and security are not exactly the responsibility of the region, but I want to tell everyone that the regional administration is wil...

L’Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia lancia una call internazionale per selezionare il direttore di Science Gallery Venice, la prima sede italiana di un network internazionale di gallerie che coniugano scienza e arte, la cui apertura fisica nell’area portuale di San Basilio, nel cuore della città, è prevista nel 2019, ma le prime attività inizieranno g...