At the Gallerie dell’Accademia: Leonardo da Vinci

There are few days left to visit the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci. L’uomo modello del mondo at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice. The exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci celebrates the past five hundred years from the death of the great and multifaceted Italian artist. Through 70 works, including 35 authentic ones and the graphics […]


The exhibit of the doge Francesco Morosini, L’ultima crociata

For those who are keen on history and for those who are just curious by nature, the exhibit L’ultima crociata. Francesco Morosini nella storiografia della Serenissima is exactly what you’re looking for! The exhibition L’ultima crociata celebrates the 400 years from the birth date of the 108th doge of Venice, Francesco Morosini Il Pelopennesiaco, also […]


The small, but beautiful island of Torcello

Torcello is an island of the northern lagoon. Its calm and archaeological and historical richness makes it one of the tourists’ favourites destinations. Torcello is one of the most ancient settlements of the lagoon: according to the archaeological campaigns, the island was already populated from the VII century with the transfer of the Catholic bishop […]


The legend of the Devil’s bridge

The city of Venice has a long tradition of legends, bridges and small islands. The legend of the Devil’s Bridge has all these ingredients. The Devil’s bridge connects Venice to Torcello, a small island of the north lagoon. The name has unknown origins, because many historic sources are missing, so there are many legends related […]


Valeria Costa in The Women’s Burden

Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is hosting the exhibition dedicated to the Italian painter Valeria Costa, called The Women’s Burden. Sulle tracce del neo-espressionismo al femminile (“On the trail of the female neo-expressionism”) until the 28th of April. Valeria Costa is a painter of the 20th Century, divided between different artistic trends. She was born in […]


The ancient Carnival of Venice: costums and traditions

The Carnival of Venice becomes officially a public festival in 1926 thanks to an edict of the Serenissima Republic. Let’s find out about the costumes and the habits of the ancient Carnival! In the ancient Carnival was a ritual of collective costume in the pursuit of the freedom from our own identity and the everyday […]


The masks of the Commedia: Il Dottore

March is coming and Carnival is just days away. Let’s find out more about the history of the masks of the Commedia dell’arte beginning from Balanzone, known as Il Dottore. Il Dottore is the latest mask, it comes into view at the end of the XVI Century. It comes from Bologna and the name derives […]