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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


Behold the Sola-Busca Tarot Deck, the Earliest Complete Set of Tarot Cards (1490)

Whatever you think of the predictive power of tarot cards, the story of how humanity has produced them and put them to use provides a fascinating cultural history of the last 500 years or so. We've featured a variety of tarot decks here on Open Culture, mostly from the past century: decks designed by Aleister Crowley, Salvador Dalí, and H.R. Giger, as well as one featuring the characters from Twin Peaks. But today we give you the oldest extant example, and a highly distinctive one for reasons n...
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100 Travel Tips for Croatia

Planning a trip to Croatia? I wish I were joining you! It’s hard to pick a favorite country when you travel as much as I do, but I can’t lie — if I had to choose, it would probably be Croatia. I first wanted to visit Croatia after seeing photos of its beautiful beaches, but after visiting for the first time in 2012, I fell in love. What I love about Croatia is that it combines outstanding natural beauty, like bright green saltwater lakes, cliffs reaching down into the sea, and islands surrounde...
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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


The Guardian view on digital giants: they farm us for the data | Editorial

We are neither the customers nor even the product of companies like Google, but we turn our lives into the knowledge that they sellAn astonishing project is under way to build a “digital time machine” that will show us in fine detail the lives of ordinary Venetians across a thousand years of history. It is made possible by the persistence of the republic’s bureaucracy, which, when Napoleon extinguished the Republic of Venice in 1797, left behind 80km of shelving full of records of births, deaths...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Business, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Whole Foods, Internet, European Union, World news, Retail industry, E-commerce, Whatsapp, Digital Media


Get Turned On The Old Venetian Way With These Sexy Flap Books

Move along, nothing to see here ― right? Just an elegant lady enjoying a leisurely gondola ride with her elderly female chaperone, a depiction of a proper young woman going about daily life in 16th-century Venice. But wait, let’s look again: Oh my! A lifted flap reveals a far more scandalous scene; instead of a chaperone, the lady is accompanied by a dashing gentleman who appears to be feeling her up.  This erotic interactive flap book, currently on view at the New York Public Library’s Stephen...
Tags: News, Nypl, Venice, New York Public Library, Huffington Post, Claire Fallon, Stephen A Schwarzman, Viljoen, Bertelli, Republic of Venice, Madeleine Viljoen, Donato Bertelli, Wachenheim Gallery


Your Guide To Italy's Most Romantic City

Venice, Italy might not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of European cool, but this seaside city is more than just a pretty postcard. Beyond its canals and pastel-dotted streets is an Italian city like no other — with its own history, its own food, and a classical music scene that could make Prague and Paris reach for the world's smallest violin.In fact, it's such a musical destination that Mozart In The Jungle filmed some of its third season there, and it's making us want to...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Prague, Paris, Italy, Venice, Jungle, Mozart, Venice Italy, Cipriani, Piazza San Marco, Torcello, Teatro La Fenice, Santa Croce, La Fenice, Republic of Venice


Thanksgiving in Venice Celebrates the Black Madonna - The Feast of the Madonna della Salute

Unde Origo Inde Salus MDCXXXI in Church of Madonna della Salute - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) To me, the beautiful rose mosaic in the center of the Church of Madonna della Salute is one of the most powerful points on the planet. Officially, the public can only stand on it one day out of the year, and that is on November 21st, the Feast of the Madonna della Salute, the Feast of Our Lady of Health. On that day, I like to make my way through the crowded church and align myself with the ...
Tags: Travel, Greece, US, Madonna, Virgin, Venice, Maria, Sicily, Crete, John Paul, Heraklion, Virgin Mary, Veneto, Titian, Black Madonna, Candia


Cat Bauer in Venice talks about the Festa del Redentore

Fireworks for the Feast of Redentore 2015 - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Contrary to what some people think, the Feast of Redentore, is not held on the third weekend of July. It takes place on the third Sunday of July, with the festivities starting the Saturday before. Back in the year 2001, I was writing for the International Herald Tribune's Italian supplement, Italy Daily. That year, the first Sunday of July was July 1. That meant the third Sunday was July 15, but the third Saturda...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Church, Rome, Italy, Venice, Benedictine, Tiziano Vecellio, Titian, Paolo, Church of Santa Maria, Vitruvius, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Palladio, Republic of Venice, Andrea Palladio


Best Veneto villa rentals for art lovers

The Venetian villas, of which thousands were built over the centuries, have a special place among Italy’s rich cultural and architectural heritage. Their boom began at the end of the 14th century when the Republic of Venice allowed its population to own property on the mainland. Rich families from the lagoon started to buy land on which the exclusive villas were constructed as the patron’s home away from home, usually with a working farm that would provide them with much-needed produce and leisu...
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