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Looking Far to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic


Looking to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic


Francesco Morosini - The Great Venetian Naval Commander and His Cat Who Went to War

Venice Campanile from Palazzo Ducale - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Happy Birthday to Francesco Morosini! One of Venice's greatest heroes is 400 years old today, and many of the most important institutions in town will be celebrating throughout the year. Morosini is known for his military campaigns in Greece against the Turks, especially for his victories in the Peloponnese peninsula, and was called Il Peloponnesiaco. He was the Doge of Venice from 1688 until he died on January 16, 16...
Tags: Travel, Post, Greece, Navy, Athens, Parthenon, Venice, Acropolis, Francesco, San Giorgio Maggiore, Candia, Morea, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Palazzo Ducale, Benedictine Monastery, Arsenale


Alone in the Doge's Palace - Venice, Italy

Palazzo Ducale at night - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Tonight I was alone inside the Doge's Palace with only the phantoms of the past. I had come from a book presentation in the Doge's Private Chapel. It was not the first time I have been alone inside Palazzo Ducale.When I first arrived in Venice twenty years ago, I was fortunate enough to have an access-all-areas pass to the Doge's Palace to do some research, and could wander freely through the rooms rich with the Renaissance. I met...
Tags: Travel, Venice, Bauer, Mary Poppins, Scala, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Palazzo Ducale, Doge s Palace, Palace Venice Italy, Sansovino, Calatrava Bridge


Venice books - Two terrific historical thrillers by local author Gregory Dowling

The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling (Venice, Italy) Since my Venice blog readers are passionate about La Serenissima and all her intrigues, and appreciate history, art and culture -- and are very smart -- I have a couple of book recommendations that are right up your calle. The books are also great for people who simply are looking for a good read.Venice's own Gregory Dowling has begun a series of historical thrillers starring Alvise Marangon, a likeable cicerone, or tour guide, who beco...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, England, Oxford, Venice, Mark Twain, Gregory, Andrea, Venice Italy, Francesco, Venetian Republic, Dowling, La Serenissima, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Palazzo Ducale


Be the Flame, not the Moth: World's first Casanova Museum in Venice

Shadow installation at Casanova Museum & Experience (Venice, Italy) The world's first Casanova Museum & Experience challenges what, exactly, constitutes a museum. The six-room museum housed in Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, a Gothic-style palace overlooking the Misericordia Canal, is crammed with the high-impact story of a complex man whose very name still seduces us nearly 300 years after his birth. It combines virtual reality, a shadow installation and an audio guide narrated in a potpourr...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Czech Republic, Paris, Venice, Benjamin Franklin, Catherine, Padua, Lyon France, Luigi Brugnaro, Giacomo Casanova, University of Padua, Casanova, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Palazzo Ducale


Venice Secrets - Crime & Justice - Instruments of Death and Torture at Palazzo Zaguri

Venice Secrets at Palazzo Zaguri - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) There are some nasty instruments of torture on view at Palazzo Zaguri, Venice's newest museum smack in the center of town in Campo San Maurizio. Don't be mislead. "Venice Secrets" is not a bloodthirsty exhibition, nor are all the torture devices from Venice. Rather, it is a device to draw you inside, and treat you to an fascinating lesson in history backed up by documents newly released by the State Archive of Venice abou...
Tags: Travel, United States, Italy, Venice, Michael Wolff, Archives, Lions, Mozart, Giotto, Santa Maria, Venetian Republic, Giacomo Casanova, Columbia College, Da Ponte, Casanova, Inquisition


Venice: How to avoid the crowds at the city’s main attractions

When people think of Venice, the first three things that usually come to mind are water, gondolas, and crowds! Venice is a year-round city, with tourists filling the streets 365 days a year (and particularly during the summer). An obvious way to skip the crowds is to visit Venice during the winter when rain and fog deter most tourists.  If you can’t plan your trip during the off-season, try to visit during the week. A third — and particularly helpful — tip for avoiding the crowds in Venice is to...
Tags: Travel, Best, Museums, Italy, Venice, Sightseeing, Avoiding Crowds, Dailycheapo, Practical Info, Basilica, Rialto-bridge, Palazzo, Republic of Venice, Palazzo Ducale, Planning for Venice, Accademia


John Ruskin Returns to Venice

Self portrait with blue necktie by John Ruskin (1873) (Venice, Italy) John Ruskin (1819-1900) was one of the first foreigners who tried to "save Venice," a phenomenon that continues to this very day. An English art critic, writer, historian, artist and social reformer with a tormented personal life, Ruskin arrived in Venice with his wife, Effie, in November 1849 to March 1850 to research what would become his most famous work: The Stones of Venice.Ruskin had been visiting Venice with his ...
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Can #Generosity go Viral? FREESPACE - Venice's 16th International Architecture Exhibition

Light on the Doge's Palace - Photo: Shelley McNamara (Venice, Italy) "The Beast from the East meets Storm Emma" stranded co-curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in Dublin on Friday, March 2, so they Skyped into the presentation of La Biennale's 16th International Architecture Exhibition here in Venice. McNamara said they were sad not to be able to come to Venice, but observed how Nature -- the winds from Siberia hitting a storm in the Bay of Biscay -- was still running the show he...
Tags: Travel, Milan, Siberia, Venice, Dublin, Stockholm, Venice Italy, Emma, Farrell, Bay of Biscay, McNamara, VENEZIA, Gunnar Asplund, Grafton, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, La Biennale


Casanova & Friends - A Venice Carnival Seduction

Outside the Caffè Florian - Venice Carnival 2018 - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Giacomo Casanova is Venice's most famous hometown boy. In addition to his reputation as a notorious lover, he was also a prolific and gifted author, as well as a spy, cleric, violinist, alchemist, Freemason, financier, gambler, traveler, adventurer and prison escapee. He met everybody who was anybody in nearly all of Europe, including Catherine the Great and Benjamin Franklin. Even today, during Carnival, ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Italy, Venice, Benjamin Franklin, Carnevale, Spade, Rialto, Santa Maria, Catherine the Great, Giacomo Casanova, Casanova, Francois, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Caffè Florian, Santa Croce


Fake Modigliani Works Lead to Lawsuits from Museum-Goers

The fallout of the disputed Modiglianis from a show at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa has led to visitors filing lawsuits demanding their admission tickets be refunded. “If the court report is reliable, we are victims of fraud,” Pietro Da Passano, director of the Palazzo Ducale, said. Read more at The Times  
Tags: Art, News, Genoa, Art News, Minipost, Palazzo Ducale, Pietro Da Passano


Collection of Modigliani Works Previously Shown in Genoa Declared Fake

A collection of works thought to be by Amedeo Modigliani, which were previously shown at Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale, have been declared fake. “Finally it’s come out into the open,” says expert Carlo Pepi. “I’ve been fighting against fake Modiglianis for years. The situation is grotesque – it sometimes seems that he painted more when he was dead than when […]
Tags: Art, News, Genoa, Art News, Minipost, Amedeo Modigliani, Palazzo Ducale, Carlo Pepi, Modigliani Works Previously Shown, Genoa Declared Fake, Modiglianis


Twenty Modiglianis Seized From Exhibition In Italy Are Definitely Fake

"[The] paintings seized by Italian police last summer from an exhibition of works by Amedeo Modigliani held in Genoa are forgeries, according to Isabella Quattrocchi, an independent expert appointed by Italian prosecutors to assess the images. The show at the Palazzo Ducale closed three days early last July after the Genoa state prosecutor ordered the […]
Tags: Art, Italy, Genoa, Visual, Amedeo Modigliani, Palazzo Ducale, 01.11.18, Isabella Quattrocchi


Contemporary Art in Venice: Biennale Closes - V-A-C Foundation Opens + Gianni Berengo Gardin

Christine Macel & Paolo Baratta - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) The 57th Art Biennale, Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel, ended last Sunday, November 27, and was a huge success, with over 615,000 visitors, a 23% increase over 2015. In addition, more than 23,500 visitors attended the three preview days on May 10-12 alone. At the Open Meeting with the Italian and international press, President Paolo Baratta also expressed his satisfaction with the number of young people who atte...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, New York, London, Russia, San Francisco, Paris, Italy, Moscow, Belgium, Venice, Whitechapel Gallery, Venice Italy, Diane, Bauer


How Venice Handles Migrants Who Go Wrong: Through the Eyes of Children and "Fish of Peace"

Kids Swarm Palazzo Ducale for Pesce di Pace - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) What a great idea! Nadia De Lazzari, of the Pesce di Pace or "Fish of Peace" organization here in Venice, gave 501 sheets of paper in the shape of the earth to children on three different continents: Europe, Africa and America. Fifteen hundred primary school children from Italian, Tunisian, Moroccan and American schools illustrated the globes divided into three equal parts with colorful messages of h...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mexico, America, Bbc, Austin, Pope Francis, Italy, Libya, Venice, North Africa, Mediterranean Sea, Waco, RABAT Morocco, Europe Africa, Veneto


Venice- The Floating City

While Florence charms visitors with its art and architecture, Venice engulfs you with its picture postcard streets, buildings and waterways. The Venetian windows decorated with flowers, numerous outdoor cafes along with musicians on the colourful streets and the neatly decked up gondolas rowing beneath the bridges accentuates the charm of this gorgeous city. Devoid of vehicular traffic (you will not even sight a two wheeler unless close to the station or airport), the streets and the smal...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Venice, Florence, St Lucia, San Marco, Grand Canal, Mark, Cannaregio, Peggy Guggenheim, Rialto Bridge, Giovanni Bellini, San Giorgio Maggiore, Dorsoduro, St Mark 's Square, R Niranjan Das


Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes

Italian prosecutors doubt the authenticity of 21 works attributed to Amedeo Modigliani in an exhibit at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani, Palazzo Ducale, Amedeo, Genoa (Italy


Venice Vogalonga 2017 - The Silence is Deafening

Venice Vogalonga 2017 - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Each year, the Vogalonga, or "long row" grows more beautiful, with rowers from all over Europe and beyond traveling to Venice to participate with the Venetians in the world's most pleasant boat race. The absence of motors, and the warmhearted spirit of the rowers and the spectators, allows us a peek into how the future will be without fossil fuels. The silence is deafening. Vogalonga 2017 - Photo: Cat Bauer ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Italy, Venice, San Marco, Grand Canal, Venice Italy, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Palazzo Ducale, Vogalonga, Bacino


Surreal! Bosch & Venice at Palazzo Ducale and Rita Kernn-Larsen at the Guggenheim

Bosch e Venezia - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Bosch has intrigued the world for centuries, with his frightening images of eternal damnation, dreamy fantasies of paradise, and surreal visions of naked humans cavorting on earth. When I first saw Bosch's Visions of the Hereafter downstairs at the Palazzo Ducale many years ago, I was stunned to see he had painted it around 1505-15 -- it looked so contemporary. The Way to Heaven, with angels guiding the good up through a white light, ...
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Surreal! Bosch and Venice at Palazzo Ducale & Rita Kernn-Larsen at the Guggenheim

Bosch e Venezia - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Bosch has intrigued the world for centuries, with his frightening images of eternal damnation, dreamy fantasies of paradise, and surreal visions of naked humans cavorting on earth. When I first saw Bosch's Visions of the Hereafter downstairs at the Palazzo Ducale many years ago, I was stunned to see he had painted it around 1505-15 -- it looked so contemporary. The Way to Heaven, with angels guiding the good up through a white light, ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, London, Paris, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark, Venice, Santa, Bosch, Guggenheim, Rotterdam, Erasmus, Henry, Peggy


The First Ghetto - Venice, the Jews and Europe at Palazzo Ducale

Multimedia copper melting cast (Venice, Italy) On March 29, 1516, the Venetian Senate decreed that "The Jews must all live together." Five hundred years later, Venice is commemorating the creation of the Jewish Ghetto, the very first time the word "ghetto" was used to signify a segregated part of a city. Venetie MD by Jacopo de' Barbari (1500) Where did the word come from? No one was certain, but in 1500, Jacopo de' Barbari provided Venice with an excellent birds-eye view map o...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Russia, Berlin, Spain, Chicago, Paris, Portugal, Belarus, Venice, Basel, Mediterranean, Napoleon, Northern Europe, Art Institute, Venice Italy


A Venetian Affair - the Book Comes Alive at Palazzo Pisani in Venice

Andrea di Robilant does A Venetian Affair at Palazzo Pisani (Venice, Italy) A Venetian Affair: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the 18th Century by Andrea di Robilant was first published in hardcover in 2003, based on ancestral letters written in secret code that Andrea's father found up in the attic of Palazzo Mocenigo. I remember when the English edition came out in Venice in 2004 because two different aristocrats gave it to me as a gift, tripping over each other to be the first to deli...
Tags: Travel, New York Times, Joseph Smith, Venice, Anna, Smith, Vivaldi, Piazza, Andrea, Padua, Constantinople, John Smith, Andreas, Piazza San Marco, Titian, Benedetto


Summer in Italy: 10 Cities You and your Children Don’t Want To Miss

Travel Experta - Specializing in Unique International Family Travel - Helping Families Get the Most of Their International Travels with Kids Summer is one of the best periods to visit Italy! The weather is great, the sea is warm, and lots of people land here to spend their holidays between beautiful landscapes and historical cities. As you might imagine, the most known cities, such as Rome and Florence and Venice, gets so crowded that it’s almost impossible to find a plane at a decent price, or...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Rome, Unesco, Austria, Italy, Alps, Venice, Florence, Treviso, James Joyce, Miss, Genoa, Turin, Sicily, Bologna


Better than a Photo - Ippolito Caffi at Museo Correr - Venice Museums by Moonlight

Venice Museums by Moonlight - inside Palazzo Ducale (Venice, Italy) The Correr Museum and Palazzo Ducale are now open to the public until 11:00PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, an idea I think is fantastic. Visiting a museum at night is a magical experience. It is like a childhood adventure where statues come alive and phantoms from the past whisper secrets in your ear. Venice: Carnival Evening by Ipolitto Caffi (1860) One exhibit you can visit at the Museo Correr any tim...
Tags: Travel, Austria, Vienna, Egypt, Italy, Venice, Napoleon, Grand Canal, United States of America, Orient, Pesaro, Italy Europe, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Belluno, Palazzo Ducale, LissA


Honeymoon in Venice from Melissa Schollaert

From Florence to the Amalfi Coast, Melissa Schollaert has guided us through some of Italy’s most picturesque honeymoon locations. Next on the list, the floating city of Venice. Get lost in the maze of pathways, dine on delicious seafood and watch as gorgeous gondolas drift down the Grand Canal in one of the most magical cities in the world.   (San Giorgio Maggiore from the Doge’s Palace)   I often tell people that every city in Italy is almost like a different country – and Venice may as well be...
Tags: Turkey, Hungary, Wedding, Italy, Slovenia, Harry, Venice, Doge, Verona, Honeymoon, Florence, Murano, Amalfi Coast, San Marco, Grand Canal, Charleston


30° Venice Marathon

30° Venice Marathon...meno di un mese al via Un Articolo di Paolo "Crazy Horse" "Se mi fosse dato di vivere senza la possibilità di sognare e di lottare per un sogno, bello quanto inutile, sarei un uomo finito." Così diceva l'alpinista Giusto Gervasutti, il "fortissimo". Tre mesi di silenzio stampa, tre mesi durante i quali le cose da fare sono state talmente tante da occuparmi tutto il tempo a disposizione e forse anche di più... Mesi durante i quali sono nate nuove passioni e dove ho ...
Tags: IAAF, VENEZIA, Piazza San Marco, Paolo Maggio, Gare, Maratona, Giudecca, Marghera, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Marathon, Giusto Gervasutti, Mesi, Serenissima Repubblica, Corro, Questi, Riviera del Brenta


An Art-Filled Weekend itinerary in Venice

Imagine losing yourself in the maze of watery canals and cobblestoned lanes, or indulging in a romantic gondola tour with sweet melodies. Think about the chance to visit the most important cultural sites, admire works of art by some of the greatest artists in the world, as well as getting lost in the less visited quarters, sestieri and streets known only to the locals. Or picture yourself cruising along the Grand Canal or visiting the Lido where you can feel like a movie star. Do these activitie...
Tags: Europe, Instagram, Egypt, Italy, Madonna, Michelin, Venice, Saints, Murano, Alexandria, San Marco, Grand Canal, Mark, Mary, Gus, Basilica