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5 April 2022

Peggy Guggenheim: the eccentric venetian dogaressa 

Brilliant, mysterious, and eccentric. In her eighties she was given the honorary citizenship and was proclaimed as the “last venetian dogaressa”. This is the title with which Peggy Guggenheim marked the history of a city that has more than 1600 years. ​

28 March 2022

Anita Mezzalira, the first Venetian woman politic 

In 1946, Anita Mezzalira became the first woman to enter the Office of assessor in a council of the city of Venice, a city that today celebrated 1600 years of its foundation. She devoted her whole life to her ideas, to a lofty idea of justice

4 March 2022

The history of Venetian masks from their origins to the present day

The tradition of masks is an important part of the history of Venice and its Carnival, which this year is celebrated from 12 February to 1 March and is part of the celebrations for the city's 1600thanniversary. Coloured, decorated, simple or more whimsical

18 January 2022

In the city of Dolo the source of the Doges flowed Venice blue gold

Dolo’s water, the so-called “blue gold”, was considered a real treasure for Venice and for this small village on the Riviera del Brenta. It was an essential good, a real lifeblood, which gave life not just to the people but to their economy as well

17 January 2022

In Venice, the Tessitura Bevilacqua, where velvet is still produced by hand according to the ancient techniques imposed by Doges

At the beginning it was the “sciamito”, a specific kind of velvet, similar to corduroy. Then, in the 1300s, some weavers from Lucca sought political asylum in Venice and, from that moment on, the tradition of craftmanship begun, a tradition that has maintained its relevance all over the world. In the 1500s, in the city of Venice, there were at least 6000 frames producing velvet with thousands of people working in laboratories or in their own houses.

28 December 2021

In Venice, during the last fifty years, a screen painting studio has been turning artistic works from all over the world into graphics

Ink jars, brushes, frames, and colors scattered everywhere. Paper sheets clustered in every corner, prints hanging from the walls, huge work tables. Set squares, brushes, and chisels. Getting into the Fallani screen printing workshop in Venice means joining a little hidden treasure, where day by day arts become alive to impress a paper sheet, keeping bearing witness of the history of a city that has 1600 years on its back.

28 December 2021

A journey to discover an unpublished version of a snowy Venice depicted on those vintage postcards exhibited in San Polo

When Venice wakes up under a blanket of snow, whitewashed on a cold winter day. In the headquarters of the Regional Command of the Italian finance Police, in Campo San Polo, a hundred of black and white postcards are exhibited while kept inside glass display cabinets, as real precious jewels. Some of them contain wishes or greeting messages written by hand, others are just shots of everyday life.

28 December 2021

The Serenissima Republic daily life described in 67 paintings by Gabriel Bella

“Il volo del turco '' (the flight of the Turkish), the Historical Regatta, the marriage of the sea, the Carnival, and the famous bull hunting. People are gathered along the shores and at their windows. There are parades and State ceremonies. In these 67 paintings there is the whole Serenissima Republic.

20 October 2021

In Japan typical sweets from the Serenissima

The road leading to the Paese del Sol Levante smells like eggs, milk, flour, and butter. From Venice to Japan passing through centuries of traditions. Venice is beloved all over the world, as a matter of fact. The fact that typical sweets are greatly appreciated

30 September 2021

Venice night shines again with art for its 1600 years 

On the anniversary of its foundation 1600 years ago, the venetian night shines again with art, for an inclusive and deepening experience in which venetians public and private cultural institutions will be involved in a free-admission marathon of events

28 September 2021

Pramaggiore: an age-long wine tradition

The time travel through the autumn of the 1600th year of Venice, started only a few days ago, has a stop into the ancient vineyard of the Serenissima, in the hearth of the D.O.C Lison-Pramaggiore area.

22 September 2021

Ateliers opened to celebrate 1600 years of craftsmanship

Sixteen hundred years of craftsmanship of excellence, of arts and culture. Sixteen hundred years of tailor’s hands, goldsmith, impiraresse (typical venetian word used to describe the work of women that used to sew jewels)

21 September 2021

Venice1600 turns into an interactive comic strip

A new project signed by Venice1600, dedicated especially to the youngest and aimed at illustrating the history of the Serenissima, with an outlook on the future. Every Thursday on the Official Instagram account of Venice1600

7 September 2021

A glass pearls gate Through celebrates Venice 1600 years

A gate for glass pearls art. “Through”, the work of art designed by architect Alessandra Gardin in partnership with the Comunità veneziana dell’arte della perla di vetro (Venetian Community for the glass pearl art)

27 August 2021

Venice: the city were the cinema floats

Until September 4th Venice is hosting the Cinema Galleggiante – Acque Sconosciute. From sunset until evening (18.00 to 23.00), when the city is transformed by lights that make locals and visitors seem as if they were lulled 

23 August 2021

The origin and evolution of the Venetian dialect

It is a dialect, although for centuries it has been defined as a language, able to influence the modern Italian language with several words which are still used today. This is what Lorenzo Tomasin, philologist of Venetian origins

23 August 2021

Scala Contarini del Bovolo, a hidden gem 

To see it, you have to look for it. As soon as you find it, the astonishment is inevitable. Stuck between narrow calli, the “Scala del Bovolo” - which in the venetian dialect means snail - is, due the breath-taking impact

23 August 2021

St. Mark's Day, feast of the rosebud

April 25, St. Mark’s Day, is also commonly known as “Festa del bòcolo” In fact, an ancient Venetians tradition handed down up to the present time, wants that exactly on this day men offer as a present a red rose bud 

11 August 2021

On the trail of Venice in the islands of Cherso and Lussino

On the trail of Venice among ramparts, a winged lion mark, flavours and smells that takes us back to the Serenissima. “Tracce veneziane nelle isole di Cherso e Lussino” is the photography exhibition created to celebrate Venice