Goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg may have invented the movable-type printing press around 1450 in Meinz, Germany to create his monumental Bibles, but Venice is where the Printing Revolution began by giving the nascent industry a major push and changing men’s lives. The Republic of Venice soon earned a reputation for being the cradle of the new technolo...

Along with iconic architecture and replicas of famous structures in Venice, Italy, the newly Venetian in 1999 also introduced a facsimile of one of the Italian city’s most famous attractions—its gondolas. The Las Vegas version was a motorized version which wound its way throughout a number of indoor and outdoor water routes around The Venetian and...

The Rialto Market, one of the most ancient and important markets in Italy, is certainly one of the must-see places in Venice. Located near the Rialto Bridge, it covers the area between Campo San Giacomo di Rialto and Campo della Pescaria and it hosts the famous fish market, indeed called Pescaria, with many fish counters located under the Loggia, a...

The art of glass bead making is the latest Italian addition to Unesco’s prestigious list of of intangible cultural heritage (other additions in recent years include the art of Neapolitan pizzaiuolo and transhumance. The art of glass bead making was awarded to both Italy and France. In Italy, the center of this art has been Venice, and Murano in par...

We are beginning a new year in these unusual times, hoping the ICC community is healthy and in good spirits. Let's start 2021 in Venice! Enjoy a three-part lecture series in collaboration with Cultural Italy. You will be guided by a Venetian art historian and guide in the discovery of 18th Century Venice: its masks, everyday life, art, stunning arc...

Holiday lights in Venice will not be limited to calli (streets) and campi (squares) this year. The lagoon city has decided to anticipate celebrations for the 1600 years since its foundation (621-2021) with a lights projection show on one of its most famous monuments, a true Venice landmark, the Rialto bridge.  Until December 31, 2020, as part of th...

The Silvio Laccetti Foundation has begun a new outreach program, partnering with high level environment educational groups to share experiences and strategies. The key individual in this Trans-Atlantic cooperation is Connor Cunningham, a senior at Glen Rock High in NJ. Connor received the Foundation's first Charlie Kontos Environmental Activist awa...

One of the many nicknames for Venice is The Floating City, and a new luxury cruise ship has sourced the inspiration for the interiors of its ‘floating boutique hotel’ from the City of Water. The completely refurbished S.S. La Venezia has been decked out in traditional Venetian-inspired designs, and its classic appeal makes it look like a modern tak...

They were the photos that went round the world: Shoals of fish swimming through the Venice canals; an empty St. Mark’s Square; the milky-white Rialto Bridge, free of milling crowds. The city that had struggled so publicly with overtourism in the past few years—an estimated 30 million visitors annually to a city-center with just 50,000 residents—was...

November 19th • 7:00-9:00pm EDT. Organized by casa Belvedere. with Anita Sanseverino and Louis Leonini. Although the city of Venice is the most well-known part of the Veneto, there are islands, towns and cities that are far older,with a history all their own. In this presentation Louis and Anita will explore the histories of great cities such as Ve...