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Smart green city of the future (Iwona Castiello d'Antonio, Unsplash)

Coronavirus: we’re in a real-time laboratory of a more sustainable urban future

A pause has been forced on urban life. Quiet roads, empty skies, deserted high streets and parks, closed cinemas, cafés and museums – a break in the spending and work frenzy so familiar to us all. The reality of...

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

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

Designing and redesigning urban spaces and urban greenery in a way that is no longer determined by a cosmetic and aesthetic factor, but functional and with greater respect for trees as living beings. A way to also get...

"San Girolamo and the lion in the convent" by Vittore Carpaccio.

The legend of Saint Jerome who heals the wounded lion's paw

In San Girolamo - one of the patron saints of the School of San Fantin, today the Ateneo Veneto - towards the end of the sixteenth century Jacopo Palma the Younger dedicated a pictorial cycle made up of eight scenes...

Work of Johann Ferdinand Apollonius Makart "Venice pays homage to Caterina Cornaro", kept at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna.

Caterina Cornaro: the Queen loved by the Venetian people, still celebrated today

It is June 5, 1489 when Caterina Cornaro returns to the lagoon after 17 years living on the island of Cyprus: she is welcomed with joy and affection by the Venetians who see her as a strong but unfortunate woman....

Detail of the bust of Daniele Manin exposed in the Tommaseo Room, in the Ateneo Veneto — (Archive Venipedia/Bazzmann)

Daniele Manin, the man capable of speaking to the heart and soul of the Venetians

Daniele Manin was undoubtedly one of the key figures of the Risorgimento uprisings of 1848-49 in Venice. Most of all, one of the distinctive traits of his person is his relationship with the city and even more with...

Italian delegation in Frankfurt (1880).

Costantino Reyer: a life dedicated to sport and beyond

The name Costantino Reyer is also known today especially in the Venetian sports environment and in particular in the basketball one. The team of the company named after him won the Italian championship in 2017 and...

Detail of the crooked bridge in San Marcuola - (Archive Venipedia / Bazzmann)

The 7 crooked bridges of Venice

At the time of the Dominant, to move from one place to another, boat transport - by water - was privileged, while the connections between pedestrian areas - through the use of bridges - were considerably lower than the...

Riva del Vin - watercolor facsimile reproduction of the precious nineteenth-century edition "Grand Canal and St. Mark's Square, described by Antonio Quadri, taken over and engraved by Dionisio Moretti" - (Supernova, Canal Grande e Piazza San Marco, courtesy).

When the Riva del Vin was called Ferrarìa

Today the banks at the foot of the Rialto Bridge are called Riva del Vin and Riva del Ferro, not far away is the Riva del Carbon, but what few people know is that once the names of the two banks were reversed and that...

An 18th century Malvasìa, engraving by M. Fontana, Venice, 1841

The tavern where Malvasìa was transformed into a remedy

One of the many records of the Serenissima Republic was to transform wine into a luxury item by marketing it first throughout the Mediterranean basin and then in Romania, across the Black Sea, but also in Southampton...

Detail of the final section of the Giudecca Canal, in a map from around 1600, anonymous Dutch - (Metropolitan Museum New York)

March 25: wishes Venice!

Legend has it that ... on 25 March 421, what will later be a city unique in the world, a millenary empire, a cradle of excellence and a symbol recognized all over the world: Venice was founded. The charm of this...

Anteroom of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio, Francesco Guardi, ca. 1765–68 - (Metropolitan Museum, NY)

Procurators of San Marco

The Procurators of San Marco were an authoritative judiciary of the Serenissima Republic, second only to the figure of the Doge and of which he has the election for life. The year of establishment of the office is...

New visualisation of the Covid-19 virus (Fusion Medical Animation, Unsplash)

Coronavirus: where do new viruses come from?

With the arrival of the new coronavirus, the lights on the transmission of viruses between animals and humans have turned on again: let's understand how this jump occurs and what are the causes, with a new...