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fresco by Michelangelo Morlaiter and Francesco Zanchi on the staircase of Palazzo Grassi in Venice © 2016 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

Coffee in Venice

When you sip a cup of coffee in Venice, you are drinking in the very history of this beverage. No matter whether you are seated in one of the luxury cafés in Saint Mark’s Square or standing at the counter … Continue reading

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Let’s celebrate (with a) Bellini!

“Very old, but still the best in painting”: with these words, the German artist Albrecht Durer praised his Venetian colleague Giovanni Bellini in 1506. Bellini would die ten years later, around the age of 85, on the 29th of November … Continue reading

Wisteria blossoming on a colored house in Burano, Venetian lagoon © 2016 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

The true colors of Burano

The first eye-catching sight in Burano is the variety of colors used to decorate its houses: it’s as if a schizophrenic painter dropped random bucketfuls of paint, with all possible hues and variations, over the buildings. There’s only one vaporetto … Continue reading

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Crossing the Venetian Lagoon

It’s early morning on the Fondamenta Nòve, Venice’s northern waterfront, and the large motonave is warming up its engine while waiting for the last tourist to get on. We are heading north, toward the dream island of Burano. We manage … Continue reading

Philippe Parreno, punta della Dogana, Venice, Pinault, Quasi Objects, Accrochage © 2016 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

A Spring of Contemporary Art in Venice

A visit to Venice does not just mean Gothic palazzos and Renaissance paintings: the city offers one of the most vibrant contemporary art scenes in Italy. In anticipation of the opening of the Architecture Biennale on the 28th of May, … Continue reading

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Jewish Women in Renaissance Venice

On March 29th, 2016 the Jewish Ghetto of Venice commemorates the 500th anniversary of its foundation. In the small area of the city where the Jews were forced to live starting in 1516, we can still see the synagogues and the … Continue reading

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The Rialto Bridge as you have never seen it

An icon of Venice, the Rialto Bridge is currently undergoing a complete restoration. Let’s discover more about its long history and the present conservation project. In the beginning there was Rivoalto. Meaning either “deep river” or “high ground”, in the 9th … Continue reading

frittelle, fritole, fritters, Carnevale, Carnival, Venice, sweets © 2016 When in Venice. All rights reserved.

The Queen of the Venetian Carnevale

Every year, during the two weeks preceding Lent, the Carnevale brings color, music and obviously a bit of joyful madness in the city. The tastiest among all excesses appears along the alleyways well before the official opening of the celebrations: starting January, … Continue reading