16 March, 2015
Violets at the Biennale Garden
12 March, 2015
This Palazzo has been the Venice pawnshop for many years (1834 – 1971) and its wonderful halls were used to host the most poor people.
For this reason, in the calli close by, you can still find some old signs like this ” ANTICA AGENZIA AUTORIZZATA ALLE OPERAZIONI PRESSO IL MONTE DI PIETA”
10 March, 2015
I remember my mum telling me “don’t sit on the ground!” right in the same place where these students are so comfortable drawing :-)
2 February, 2015
The Ca’ D’Oro front is wonderful, definitely. But it’s worth a visit also inside.
And every first Sunday of the month it’s free.
More info here: http://www.cadoro.org/?lang=en
27 November, 2014
Today, with the modern cranes is definitely more easy then once.
22 November, 2014
Another “Festa della Salute” day is passed and, as usual, all Venetians has made the pilgrimage to the church of Santa Maria Della Salute to light candles (and buy Peppa Pig balloons to the kids), as they promised 384 years ago.
7 November, 2014
Reading “The Gondola Maker” made me think of Arzanà
a special place, where some people work to restore and preserve the traditional Venetian boats, settled in what was once one of the most important family squero of gondola maker in Cannaregio area (it would not surprise me if the writer was thinking of this place when she wrote the book).
It is also possible to organize a visit but – it’s written on the web site – there must be at least 15 visitors.
Here a very nice short video by National Geographic showing the Squero and Arzanà activities.