Thursday 03/07/2019 - 6:30pm - Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. Desiring and Encountering La Serenissima Through Cuisine and Cinema. This event is organized and presented by Save Venice. A lecture by Pellegrino D’Acierno. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies, Hofst...

A masked parade on the waters of Venice’s canals. The Doge’s ball. Thousands of masks walking around the city. From the party on the Rio del Cannaregio to the parade in Piazza San Marco, where one can see the most beautifully refined costumes. This is the Carnevale di Venezia, and we know it. But among the well known and loved colors of the city at...

When you think of Venice, typically your first thought is of the iconic gondola. These traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boats glide along the grand canal and the many quiet canals traversing the islands that make up this city. You can enjoy watching the over 400 glossy, black gondolas silently passing under the numerous bridges, occasiona...

The Asiago plateau is one of the most iconic locations of World War I, having seen many battles between Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops. After the end of the war, the town of Asiago was selected to house one of the largest memorials of the Great War. The burial monument was built in the 1930s on Leiten Hill on the edge of town. The sprawling sq...

The largest mountain group in the Dolomites, and arguably one of the most beautiful, the Pale di San Martino extend for 240 square km in eastern Trentino and part of the province of Belluno in Veneto, northern Italy. They formed 300 million years ago, and today they are the setting of a much beloved tourist area. The Pale are mountains of coral ori...

This year's Venice Carnival kicked off in typically extravagant style over the weekend, as thousands of visitors to the lagoon city joined locals in the annual festival. Here are some of the most magical photos from the opening regatta and 'Tutta colpa della Luna' or 'Blame the Moon' event. Lavish costumes against the backdrop of the Venice canals...

The Teatro Olimpico is one of Vicenza’s artistic wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This theatre is the absolute climax of the creativity of one of the greatest Italian architects, Andrea Palladio, who was openly inspired by the Roman theatres described by Vitruvius. Commissioned in 1580 by the Olympic Academy, Palladio began planning it in...

Are you sure you know everything about Carnival in Italy? We will help you with an excursus that goes from the origins, through the typical masks and sweets of the Italian carnival tradition, up to the indication of the most beautiful carnivals in Italy. The origins of Carnival in Italy and beyond are closely linked to religious culture, as they ar...

The Giusti garden is located in Verona, just a few steps from the city center and close to the Roman theater. Commissioned by the Tuscan Giusti family, who moved to Verona in the 15th century, it is a splendid example of an Italian-style garden. In the second half of the 16th century, Count Agostino Giusti had the fields behind the palace, which at...

The idea of a city perfectly geometric in shape and surrounded by walls was popular among philosophers, artists, and well-educated people of 16th-century Europe, and many representations of such a perfect town can be found in the art and literature of the time. So when the architects of the Republic of Venice were presented with the rare opportunit...