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Palazzo Cini, a gem hidden in the glitter of Venice

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Palazzo Cini, in the district of San Vio in Dorsoduro   If during these years I have not given you enough reason to come and stay in Venice for more than 48 hours, here is another one for you to add to your bucket list! A visit to the incredible Palazzo Cini, in the district of San Vio ...

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Meeting a Bead maker in Venice

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Meeting a “Perlera” Bead maker in Venice     Bead maker in Venice: in Venice, artisan craftsmanship has always been a central axis of its trading markets; so much so that the toponomy of some alleys (calle) and squares (campo) derives from ancient crafts - just think of Calle dei Botèri, Saonéri, Tentor, Dei Fabri and how many confraternities ...

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Murano’s broken glass

Monday, March 16, 2020

  #iorestoacasa I am staying at home – this is the slogan going around Italy at the moment, hand in hand with the virus. It was supposed to mean: I stay at home, to avoid spreading the disease. But it has also started to take on a new meaning: I am staying home cause I do not have a ...

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venice carnival 2020


Sunday, January 26, 2020

THE VENICE CARNIVAL 2020 Venice Carnival 2020: here we go again -  it is time to get all dressed up, grab some confetti and run like crazy around the small alleway of Venice!     The Venice Carnival is one of the most anticipated events of the Italian Carnival period. It will start with the "Festa Veneziana sull’Acqua" on Saturday ...

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The University of Art Restoration in Venice – UIA

Saturday, November 23, 2019

UIA - Universita Internationale Arte Venezia UIA - Universita Internazionale d'Arte Venezia Venice, November 12th 2019 – the acqua alta reached 187 cm - the second highest high tide recorded in history after 194 cm were touched in 1966! As you probably saw from my previous blog posts, a disaster for Venice. But few days later, the Venetians ...

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Giancarlo Signoretto - glass master

A Murano Glass Master: A life of fire and passion

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Art of Glass Making in Murano Giancarlo Signoretto: a life with glass  The heat… That is the first thing you notice as you enter the Murano glass furnace where the world famous Glass Master Giancarlo Signoretto creates his amazing works of art.     The intense blaring exhausting heat, but also the choreographic movements of Giancarlo and his team; a ...

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