Visitors to Venice cannot help but wander around admiring the facades of endless palazzi, perhaps wondering what they are like on the inside. The Biennale offers the opportunity to go inside a few of these magnificent buildings when they open to the public for several months to display art exhibitions, but there are many more buildings which the to...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces its support of #AmericaLovesVenice, a fundraising initiative to aid Venice’s recovery from recent flooding, organized by the Embassy of Italy and Save Venice, an American nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice.  From November 12-17, Venice experienced...

È l'arte prestata alla scienza. Già perché, grazie ai dipinti del Canaletto e del Bellotto, i cosiddetti «vedutisti», e più indietro nel tempo col Veronese, è stato possibile ricostruire il livello del mare della città lagunare, ripercorrendo a ritroso la linea del tempo fino al 1350. L'intuizione è del professor Dario Camuffo, ex direttore dell'Is...

On November 21, 2019, a very important date for Venetians, the feast of Madonna della Salute (Our Lady of Health), the Venice Study Abroad Program at Florida Atlantic University was honored with the Program of the Year Award. The Venice program runs for 6 weeks in the city of Venice, between May and June, every year. Students have the chance of stu...

From the 12th to the 17th of November, Venice was devastated by severe weather. Flooding in the city reached an unprecedented level. The people of Venice, its artistic and cultural heritage and its businesses have been severely affected. The Government of Italy has declared a state of emergency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International...

That Italy is beautiful goes without saying: I may be partial to the fairness of my own country, but I think the whole world has pretty much agreed on it, as heralded, for instance, by the large amount of UNESCO heritage sites in the country. What many may not know is that Italy, just as every country, doesn’t only have beautiful and historically r...

As soon as waters receded from this week’s devastating flood, about 50 young Venetians wearing rubber boots and gripped by a sense of determination showed up at the city’s Music Conservatory to help save precious manuscripts. Thanks to their work, some 50 linear meters of archival manuscripts, dating from as far back as the 1500s, lay strewn in the...

Italy’s government declared a state of emergency Thursday in flood-ravaged Venice, seeking to release funds to repair the historic lagoon city after it was damaged by the highest tide in 50 years. A cabinet meeting approved a special decree that included 20 million euros ($21.7 million) in immediate financial aid aimed at helping the city recover. ...

Venice was at the height of its power during the 14th century. On the cusp of the Renaissance, wander the city during this time and you would have been treated to grandeur on a large scale. Magnificent paintings, architectural masterpieces and let’s not forget, the start of the Venetian Carnival. But lurking beneath this ornate mask of lavish costu...

Tourists and Venetians alike donned high boots and took to strategically placed raised walkways on Tuesday to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city. Venice's tide forecast office said the water level peaked at 1.27 meters (about 4 feet 3 inches) Tuesday morning but warned that an even higher tide was forecast for after n...