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....

From June 25 to June 28, 2017, more than 125 Save Venice supporters from around the world gathered in Venice for the biennial Gran Gala a Venezia: A Venetian Affair. These four unforgettable days were filled with engaging expert-led visits to Save Venice’s restorations around the city, sumptuous meals in beautiful Venetian settings, and evening per...

In terms of this week’s soccer friendlies, Tuesday’s Detroit City FC-Venezia FC encounter might be dismissed as an undercard to the following day’s AS Roma-Paris Saint Germain clash at Comerica Park. That would be shortsighted. Perhaps no soccer team has compiled a more compelling story than the Winged Lions of Venice. In two short years, the club...

Eating and partying: two things Italians take very seriously. So seriously in fact that the country’s most famous jewellery house has dedicated its latest High Jewellery collection to the Italian art of throwing a ‘festa’. Launched with a suitably extravagant party in Venice, the collection is Bulgari’s most celebratory yet. Over 100 pieces fall in...