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Canale della Giudecca

It is on this expanse that all the large cruise ships arriving in Venice pass (more than two million passengers a year), including the ferry boats that pass cars from the mainland to the Lido of Venice and Punta...

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...

Ponte dell'Anconeta

The term anconeta, as can be easily understood by the Venetians, refers to the idea of ​​a small sacred icon, initially positioned in the church of San Marcuola and depicting the Blessed Virgin. The veneration of this...

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...

Teatro Stabile del Veneto Carlo Goldoni

Built in 1622 by the Vendramin family, from which it initially takes its name. At the time, it was also called the Theater of San Salvador or San Luca. Destroyed by a fire in 1653, it was rebuilt within the walls...

What 'calle', 'piazza', 'campo', 'campiello' and 'campazzo' stand for, in Venice

Do not ask the Venetians where such a square or such a street is located because you would hear the answer that in Venice there is only one square and it is in the San Marco district, that is Piazza San Marco, and only...

Church of San Girolamo

Little is known about this church, its construction dates back to the mid-fourteenth century thanks to some nuns of the order of Sant'Agostino. It is said that two nuns in S. Maria degli Angeli in Murano, Bernarda...

The Clock Tower

Torre dell'Orologio

Located to the right of the St Mark’s Basilica and overlooking the lagoon, the Clock tower was once the entrance door to the Mercerie, an area for all types of trading that led up to Rialto, the banking center...

San Zaccaria field — (Venipedia/Bazzmann)

Campo San Zaccaria

The entrance to the field in the direction of San Provolo is noteworthy for its late-Gothic portal (built by the Bon school), decorated with bas-reliefs depicting San Zaccaria (above) and the Virgin and Child flanked...