Monday, 04 February 2013 15:24

Venice Carnival 2013

The 2013 Carnival of Venice has officially started. Yesterday the traditional Volo dell'angelo (Angel's Flight) took place in Saint Marks square. A crowd of 70,000 people attended the event: the angel (a very brave Venetian student) flew hanging from a rope from the top of Saint Mark's bell tower to…
Monday, 04 February 2013 14:58

Venice Carnival History

  The Carnival of Venice is one of the most famous and ancient in the world. First documents about the Carnival are dating back to 1094, while in 1296 the holiday was officially established by a law of the Senate of the Republic of Venice. It takes place every year two weeks…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:59

Tornado in Venice

A tornado hit Venice yesterday causing some damages though there are no reports of people injured. During a violent storm the typical tornado shape appeared in the sky of Venice above the island of Sant' Elena located on the Eastern side of the city. The areas of Sant'Elena, Sant'Erasmo and Certosa…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:16

Saint Mark's Day Celebration

On April 25th Venice celebrates Saint Mark’s day (Festa di San Marco), the saint patron of the city. The celebration is held to remember the anniversary of the death of the saint though in earlier times it was celebrated also the 31st January to commemorate when the relic of the…
Sunday, 04 December 2011 22:26

2012 Venice Carnival

The 2012 Carnival of Venice will begin on the weekend of 4-5 February 2012. The title of this year carnival is La vita è teatro. Tutti in maschera (Life is theatre. All dress-up in costume) and is intended to recall the glorious past of the theatre of Venice of the 17th…
Thursday, 20 October 2011 15:50

Venice Biennale Art Exhibition

  The 54th Venice Biennale of Art started in June and will be open until 27 November 2011. This edition is titled: ILLUMInazioni, IllumiNations. If you like contemporary art this event cannot be missed. 83 artists from every corner of the world plus 89 participating nations and 37 related events. The Biennale has…
Friday, 05 August 2011 23:51

No-smoking Beach near Venice

Starting tomorrow August 6 part of the beach of Bibione near Venice will be no-smoking. It will not be a real ban but more a test to assess the reaction of the people. The initiative is driven more by the goal of having a clean beach free of cigarette butts…
Friday, 15 July 2011 22:03

Venice Redentore Celebrations

Festa del Redentore is one of the most popular celebrations in Venice. It takes place every year on the third Saturday of July to remember the end of the great plague of 1577. The same year the church of Redentore, the Redeemer, was built by the Venetians on the island…
Monday, 20 June 2011 21:59

The Borges Labyrinth

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the death of Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian writer 1899-1986, the Borges Labyrinth has been opened in Venice. The design of the maze is based on the work made by British architect Randoll Coate in honor of Borges. It is located at the Giorgio Cini Foundation…
Friday, 25 February 2011 10:06

Venice Bridge by Car

 At 5 am on 22 February four youngsters crossed the Constitution bridge in Venice by car. The new pedestrian bridge designed by architect Santiago Calatrava was opened to the public in 2008. Apparently the glass and marble structure was not damaged by the car.  They continued for a short drive…