The 90th anniversary of the Venice International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art - the first edition was held on August 6-21 of 1932 on the terrace of the Hotel Excelsior at the Lido - will be celebrated for an entire day, on Saturday, July 9 at the Venice Biennale, during which an international congress has been scheduled, along with the screeni...

One of the masterpieces designed by the renowned 20th century Venetian architect, Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978), can be found in Campo San Sebastiano. Next door to the 15th century church decorated with treasures by Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese, Scarpa transformed the former convent of San Sebastiano into the contemporary home of the Faculty of Lit...

In the garden of an abandoned monastery, on an ancient cemetery island in the Venetian Lagoon, I found myself surrounded by life. A man bustled past with a wheelbarrow full of brambles; two women sat on the ground, tending to flowering grapevines about to burst into fruit. Preparations were afoot on the Isola di San Michele for Venice's festival se...

Venice is sinking. Not just literally, into the lagoon, but also proverbially, under the weight of overtourism. The latter to such an extent that next year, local authorities plan to introduce an entry fee for day-trippers in a bid to reduce visitor numbers. They have a way to go, though — high season can see over 150,000 visitors to the city a day...

For many families, beautiful Venice remains a dream in the drawer to be realized when the children are older. What if we said, however, that this beautiful city is not only enchanting, but also a perfect place to take little ones of all ages? In fact, with a few tricks, we are completely certain that exploring the city with your family will not onl...

Venice’s Jewish ghetto is considered the first in Europe and one of the first in the world, and a new effort is underway to preserve its 16th-century synagogues for the Jews who have remained and tourists who pass through. For nearly two years, restorers have been peeling away paint and discovering the original foundations of three of the ghetto’s...

Located in the Venetian Lagoon, the island of Giudecca is separated from mainland Venice by the Giudecca canal. Translated as "Long Thorn", the destination was once a luxurious retreat for Italy's in-the-know travellers, thanks to its bevvy of palaces and pristine gardens. But in the early-20th century, its factories and shipyards grew in might, ma...

Only last week, our Prime Minister Mario Draghi, during his intervention at the Verso Sud forum, held in Sorrento to discuss the role of our Southern regions in the future development of Italy, emphasized the importance of the Mediterranean in our economy, and how we should return to focus on it as we used to do throughout our history. Needless to...

New technologies have enabled us to travel even by just moving a finger on our smartphones. Here tourism has become somewhat virtual. And we have noticed it in these two years of lockdown and pandemic. Enabling it was the innovation introduced in 2007, just 15 years ago, by Google, which after changing our lives with the Maps application, launched...

Local officials in Venice announced the entry fee for arriving tourists—originally scheduled to take effect in June—has been postponed until next year. According to EuroNews.com, the Italian travel hotspot approved the tourist tax as a way to help curb the “overwhelming number of daytrippers” heading to the city, as well as make up for the financia...