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Boschini Marco

Marco Boschini, Venetian, was born on 5 October 1602 from his parents Zuan Antonio and Leonora. After his literary studies in the capital of Padua, he learned art at a young age, starting with painting by working in...

Ala Napoleonica.

Museo Correr

The collection has been kept in St Mark’s Square since 1922, both in the Napoleonic Wing and parts of the Procuratie Nuove; the museum is accessed via the charming portico of the Palazzo. The museum derives its name...

Detail of Palazzo Ducale

Museo di Palazzo Ducale

Currently, the entrance for visitors is the ‘Porta del Frumento’, on the side of the San Marco Lagoon. You can visit the palace by beginning on the ground floor with the Museo dell 'Opera, to then pass through the...

The Rialto bridge seen from the shore - (Archive Venipedia / Bazzmann)

Ponte di Rialto

The first Rialto bridge was built around 1180 by the architect Nicolò Barattieri, already known in Venice. Rialto was the nerve center of Venetian and international trade, in this area the merchants gathered to buy...

Parco del Castello di Thiene

A width of 12,000 square meters, enclosed and separated from the public streets by walls that surround the entire area of ​​the castle. A green area that develops in front of and behind the villa, with different...

Bosco verticale, Green in the city, Milano (Chris Barbalis, Unsplash)

The urban forest of the future: how to turn our cities into Treetopias

The 21st century is the urban century. It has been forecast that urban areas across the world will have expanded by more than 2.5 billion people by 2050. The scale and speed of urbanisation has created significant...

Trono di Attila

The island of Torcello was one of the first lands - together with Chioggia, Cavarzere, Malamocco, Rialto and Grado - to welcome the huge influx of Venetians from the mainland in 568 AD, when the Lombards invaded their...

Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

The National Marciana Library was born from the idea of Francesco Petrarca, who decided to donate his books to the city Venice in order to found a public library in 1362. The project did not actually go ahead until...

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Overshoot Day 2020 is August 22, three weeks later than in 2019, "thanks" to the coronavirus

The coronavirus is causing a lot of suffering and as such we would all have wished that showing us more sustainable models would not be a disaster of this magnitude. However, since the same depends on how man exploits...