Madonna della Salute 2015

21 November, 2015

It’s nice to see every year how Venetians remember this old tradition and the vow made by a Doge almost 400 years ago. It creates a link between old and new generations.

festa salute 2015

Salute 2015

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Old and New Ghetto

14 April, 2015

Maybe you don’t know that the “Ghetto Nuovo” was the old one, and the “Ghetto Vecchio” the newest.

The first Jews in fact went to live in the island called the new foundry” (Getto nuovo), and only when they grew in number also occupied the area calledold foundry” (Getto vecchio).

Venice ghetto

Venice ghetto

 

 

The Venice old pawnshop

12 March, 2015

Palazzo Corner della Regina

Palazzo Corner della Regina

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”

ANTICA AGENZIA AUTORIZZATA ALLE OPERAZIONI PRESSO IL MONTE DI PIETA_

ANTICA AGENZIA AUTORIZZATA ALLE OPERAZIONI PRESSO IL MONTE DI PIETA_

 

1960

23 October, 2014

This is a very special photo my dad took in 1960 from a window of Palazzo Donà delle Rose.

A kid is sleeping on a Burcio (big Venice boat) waiting for his father making some deliveries.

burcio venice

burcio venice

The “real” Cathedral

7 March, 2012

The 25th March the new Patriarch Francesco Moraglia, the 48°, will officially enter in Saint Mark’s Cathedral.

But maybe you don’t know that Saint Mark is not always been the Venice Cathedral.  From 1451 to 1807 the Venice Cathedral was San Pietro di Castello (designed by Andrea Palladio).

san pietro

san pietro

With the beautiful tower bell, now pending under its weight

san pietro tower bell

san pietro tower bell

Autumn in Venice

2 October, 2009

caffe quadri orchestra

caffe quadri orchestra

Caffè Quadri ladies orchestra in Piazza San Marco.

The Caffè Quadri has been opened at the beginning of the 1800 by Giorgio Quadri from Corfù.

caffe quadri piazza san marco

caffe quadri piazza san marco

Venice Lido… once

4 September, 2009

When was less celebrated and fashionable.

lido_old

lido_old