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Feast at Cana by Tintoretto in Venice, restored by Save Venice © 2018 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

Our Favorite Tintorettos in Venice

A Venetian by birth, Jacopo Tintoretto lived and worked in his city for his entire life, and many of his works are still visible in the churches and museums of Venice. To celebrate the 5th centenary of his birth (sometime … Continue reading

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Contemporary Architecture in Venice

For most visitors, a trip to Venice is an immersion in history: every corner of the city seems to have remained unchanged for centuries, like it’s caught in a magic spell. Yet, the city that hosts the Architecture Biennale is … Continue reading

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Ruskin’s Stones of Venice, today

Many writers, poets, and artists of the past centuries were enthralled by the beauty of Venice and depicted this unique city in their works. Probably none of them, however, dedicated more time and passion to describing the “Paradise of all … Continue reading

illuminated manuscript "Le devisement du monde", Marco Plo's Travels, showing Venice © 2018 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

On the Trail of Marco Polo in Venice

Marco Polo: a name that everyone associates with travel and discovery. A lot of research has been conducted on the fabulous account of his journey to China in the 13th century, but not so much is known about Marco himself. … Continue reading

murrine by ercole moretti in murano © 2017 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

Murano Glass: One Island, Many Crafts

When you speak about “Murano Glass” you are actually referring to a wide variety of products: everything from micro-beads to huge chandeliers. In 1291 the Venetian government made an important decision regarding glass production: all glass furnaces in the city … Continue reading

Saint Mark's lion and doge Foscari on the gate of the Doge's Palace © 2017 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

The Venetian Lion Explained

When visiting Venice, it is hard not to notice the many lions adorning the doors and facades of the buildings, especially around Saint Mark’s Square. Let’s take a closer look at this symbol of Venice to discover some of the … Continue reading

the burial in saint Mark's basilica in Venice containing the heart of doge Erizzo © 2017 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

The Heart of a Doge in Saint Mark’s Basilica

The history of Venice and its Republic can’t be understood without discussing the figure of the doge, its most important public figure. The doge was strictly chosen among the members of the noble class, and elected by the Maggior Consiglio … Continue reading