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Overview of Venetian masks. (Venipedia/Bazzmann Archive)

Carnival of Venice

The word Carnival comes from the Latin — carnem levare, that is, to "remove the meat" — originally referring to the first day of Lent. The Venetian Carnival has been celebrated since 1094 under the Doge Vitale Falier,...

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Group of boats in preparation for the Feast of the Redentore.

Festa del Redentore

The Feast of the Redentore is the fest most felt by the Venetians. In 1575 Italy was hit by a terrible plague epidemic and Venice was not immune to it; the terrible disease in fact spread throughout the...

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The Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute seen from the Grand Canal - (Bazzmann Archive / Venipedia)

Festa della Madonna della Salute

The Madonna della Salute has an origin of mourning and suffering, which still remains a devotional feast for the Venetians. At the beginning of the 1600s, Italy was going through a turbulent period, both for...

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Festa della Sensa, Giovanni Battista Brustoloni, 1766 (Rijksmuseum)

Festa della Sensa

On the day of Sensa (Ascension) the historic "Marriage of the sea" is celebrated, in memory of the conquest of Dalmatia by Venetian ships headed by the doge Pietro Orseolo II in 999. This feast is a thousand years old...

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Ancient drawing of the Lion of San Marco — (Bazzmann Archive/Venipedia)

Festa di San Marco e del bòcolo

In Italy, every April 25, the day of liberation from the Nazi-fascist army in 1945 is commemorated, for Venetians this date has a twofold and even deeper bond: it represents the date of martyrdom and death of the...

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International Architecture Exhibition.

International Architecture Exhibition

Officially established by the Venice Biennale Foundation, it made its appearance five years before its official institution: in fact, in 1975 the first exhibition on architectural matter was created, entitled "About...

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Venice Biennale of Art

International Art Exhibition

The origins and the first Biennials Deliberated by the Municipality of Venice on April 19, 1893, to celebrate the silver wedding of King Umberto and Margherita di Savoia, the first national biennial art exhibition...

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International Festival of Contemporary Dance

International Festival of Contemporary Dance

First director was Carolyn Carlson, a famous American dancer and choreographer who worked so much in France and Italy as creator of important shows related to the dance of the past century. Carlson remained in command...

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The producer Leland Hayward with the actor Jimmy Sterar in the film "The spirit of Saint Louis"

International Film Exhibition

After 37 years from the launch of the International Art Exhibition, in 1932 the Biennale presented the first film festival ever to be held in the world: the International Film Festival. Better known as the Film...

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More veneto and the Venetian New Year

The calendar used in the Republic of the Serenissima, until 1797, corresponded to the oldest Roman calendar where March was the first month of the year - replaced only later by January - and with it its first day...

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Regata Storica seen from the Canaletto

Regata Storica

In a city like Venice, which lives on the water and where the boat is the most normal way to use, it is natural that water races take place there. It is presumed that the first rowing races were friendly competitions...

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The legendary origin and foundation of Venice

There are not many cities that can be defined as legendary, but Venice and its history have succeeded in the enterprise, starting from their birth. What, then, is the legend? It is a short story that arises when...

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Venice Marathon

Venice Marathon

The Venice Marathon is today an international marathon race recognized worldwide by the IAAF - International Association of Athletics Federations - certified Silver Label, on the Olympic distance of 42,195 km which...

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Detail of forcola and oar (Bazzmann Archive/Venipedia)

Vogalonga

The history of Vogalonga is a recent history, a confirmation that the history of Venice does not stop at 1797. It all stems from a friendly regatta on mascarete on the day of San Martino in 1974. In those years,...

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