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Colonne di Piazza San Marco

The columns of St Mark’s Square are tall and slender pillars in pink and gray marble and granite, positioned at the entrance to the Saint Mark’s area towards the waterfront and lagoon of San Marco; different crafts are...

How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050

Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund. The...

Correr

According to the text of F. Schroder, one of the most ancient Venetian families coming from Rome in the middle of the eighth century, and having come from Torcello, then moved to Rialto during the doge of Angelo...

The headquarters of the Carlo Goldoni house - museum.

Museo di Casa Goldoni

The building, a typical Gothic style building, was built between the beginning of the 14th and the end of the 15th century by the Rizzo family, whose coat of arms can be found on the well inside the courtyard. Later...

The Fontego dei Tedeschi from the nineteenth century to the present day

In 1806, in the Napoleonic era, the Fontego lost its function as a building dedicated to commercial activities and the property was transferred to the state property. The building first became the land customs office,...

Persone mascherate in abito nero e maschera del medico della peste.

The Plague Doctor

Not a carnival costume but rather a symbol of death, used to remember how much pain and suffering the disease brought to Venice. The shape of the curved beak on the white mask quickly brings to mind the beak of a...

Michiel

Among the most ancient noble families of Venice, she fled from Rome due to the invasion of the Goths, taking refuge in the lagoons in the fifth century, with many riches. A Michiel participated in the election of...

 Night image of the Napoleonic wing.

Ala Napoleonica or Procuratie Nuovissime

The derogatory name of ‘Napoleonic Wing’ derives from the decision of Bonaparte to demolish the church of San Geminiano (a very old place of worship which was rebuilt in the XVI century by Jacopo Sansovino) in favor of...

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...