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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


Operating a business jet to the Carnival of Venice 2019

The Carnival of Venice 2019 is an annual celebration of music, culture and costumes and it takes place February 16th – March 5th on Venice island. If you’re attending via general aviation (GA) it’s best to make parking, aircraft support and crew accommodations arrangements as soon as the schedule is known. This is a one-of-a-kind winter venue to enjoy parades, music in the streets and masked regattas. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. Dates and venue The Venice Carnival...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Events, Italy, Aviation, Venice, Customs, Treviso, Carnival, San Marco, Grand Canal, Venice Carnival, Gulfstream, Ga, Trieste, PPR


Palazzo Rucellai Inside Out: 6 Centuries, 6 House Secrets

Palazzo Rucellai sits and waits. Nestled among the bright and busy commercial boutiques that line Florence’s Via della Vigna Nuova, the fifteenth-century house is a beacon of reserved elegance, quite unlike its hulking contemporaries—Palazzo Medici, Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Pitti—which unapologetically command entire city blocks as well as throngs of checklist-happy tourists. Lovers of fine architecture—indeed, any serious student of Italian Renaissance art—recognizes Palazzo Rucellai as the unc...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Russia, Book, Camilla, Florence, US Navy, St Petersburg, George Eliot, Mediterranean, San Marco, Art History, Marie Antoinette, FELIX, Lucia, Smithsonian Institution


San Marco In Venice Accuses Italian Government Of Failing To Protect It From Floods

“On 29 October, for only the fifth time in the church’s thousand-year history — but the second since 2000 — water penetrated its main body, covering the inlaid marble floor in front of the altar of the Madonna Nicopeia” as the city was flooded. San Marco’s chief administrator said that the historic building “aged 20 years in one day.” — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Venice, San Marco, Visual, Madonna Nicopeia, 12.27.18


Merry Christmas from Venice! 2018

Merry Christmas from Venice 2018 - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Venice is a Catholic city, with churches in every campo, and bells atop steeples ringing hourly throughout the town. Founded in 421 A.D. just around the time of the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, Venice naturally leaned toward the East to the Byzantium Empire in Constantinople, whose official state religion was Christianity. Its isolated position and seafaring merchant nobility allowed Venice to create a unique b...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, Venice, Alexandria, San Marco, Jesus Christ, Mark, Constantinople, Piazza San Marco, Alexandria Egypt, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Cat Bauer Venice Italy Venice, Western Roman Empire Venice, Basiica, Christian Church of Alexandria


Most affordable American cities

Hasbro made headlines recently when it taglined its new Monopoly for Millennials game, “Forget real estate, you can’t afford it anyway,” which, while humorous, is only accurate in a dozen or so cities. If you’re not looking to move to San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, New York City, or other A-list locales, housing is still pretty affordable. Of course, sometimes said affordable housing is in places you can’t really envision moving. Lovely as cities like Dayton, Ohio, and Lansing, Michigan, m...
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Living in Italy: How I Stay Healthy

The first wintery days are upon us and with them, the first sniffles. Inevitably, my interns are all sick and children in schools are sneezing all over the place. We are into the joys of the winter season, which includes battling bugs in our bodies, even when the mosquitoes outside haven’t died off yet (they seem to never fully go away, ugh!). For me, this is the time to make sure I stick to my healthy regimen at all costs, and luckily, living in Italy makes it pretty easy for me to do this. Rec...
Tags: Travel, Usa, UK, America, Chicago, Italy, Florence, Expat, Tuscany, San Marco, Expat Life, Arno, Prato, Italy Italy, Life in Italy, Georgette


Acqua Alta - Exceptional High Water in Venice, October 2018

Acqua alta on the Zattare in Venice - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) We are having our first acqua alta, or high water, of the fall season, and it is a doozy. I can't remember it being this high since back in 2008, ten years ago.There is a siren that goes off to warn the citizens of Venice that acqua alta is expected, which starts with a shattering air raid wail, then segues into four ascending harmonic tones that sound something like Close Encounters of the Third Kind. With each ascend...
Tags: Travel, Venice, San Marco, Venice Italy, Rialto, Piazza San Marco, Gino, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Zattare, Acqua Alta Exceptional High Water, Punta della Salute, Turismo Venezia, Province of Venice High Water Information Centre


Wednesday 3rd in Florence

We had a 10AM appointment at the Accademia to view the David and his friends so we decided to visit San Marco and the work of Bartolomeo and Fra Angelico before we went to see David. Perhaps not the best decision as the frescoes in San Marco are overwhelmi
Tags: Travel, David, Florence, San Marco, Bartolomeo, David Perhaps


Lion statue standing guard at Venice’s San Marco vandalized

ROME (AP) — One of the two stone lions that stand guard next to Venice’s famed St. Mark’s Basilica has been splashed with red paint. Residents raised the alarm Saturday after noticing the paint on the eyes and mane of the red marble “leoncino” statue, located on a small piazza next to the basilica. The […]
Tags: News, Rome, Venice, San Marco, Basilica, Nation & World


Body Doubles: Anvil’s twin Suzuki and Honda flat trackers

Two of the custom scene’s most enigmatic personalities are Alessandro Fontanesi and Marco Filios. Known as ‘Phonz’ and ‘San Marco,’ they’re the creative force behind the Italian custom outfit Anvil Motociclette and the annual Wildays festival. You’d be forgiven for thinking these two longhaired, heavily tattooed custom builders are brothers. Considering they’re the same age, went to high school together, and have been friends for twenty years, they may as well be. To celebrate the two dec...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Bmc, San Marco, Yamaha, Anvil, Suzuki, Honda Motorcycles, Suzuki Motorcycles, Tommaselli, Anvil Motociclette, Phonz, Racing Motorcycles, Zard


What Happens to a Hub of Renaissance Florence When the Friars Move Out?

The San Marco convent, central to the legacies of Fra Angelico and Savonarola, is closing, a victim of the Roman Catholic Church’s dwindling clergy ranks.
Tags: News, Museums, San Marco, Roman Catholic Church, Savonarola, Shutdowns (Institutional, Florence (Italy, Fra Angelico, Churches (Buildings, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (Italy


Venice: 5 budget hotels with canal views

Who doesn’t dream of a canal view from their hotel room when visiting Venice? Ever since I started regularly visiting the city to review its hotels in 2001, I’ve always hoped that I would be able to fling my windows open in the morning to the sights and sounds of a passing gondola. It hasn’t happened for a number of reasons. First, and most obviously, cost: Canal-side hotels almost always charge more for the views. Venice has been welcoming tourists for hundreds of years, and those in the hotel ...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Italy, Venice, Budget Hotels, Views, San Marco, Grand Canal, Trip Planning, Dailycheapo, Ac, Silva, Galleria, Mora, St Mark s Square, Dorsoduro


A Noste : Paris

As I sit here writing this, I am preparing for yet another research trip to Italy.  I’m blessed that I get to do work I love and excited be visiting some new areas, discovering new culinary gems, wineries and meeting with new partners to create more tours and experiences for clients. I leave in ten days, so my plans were pretty much finalized.  I posted my itinerary over on Instagram stories. As luck would have it, my best French foodie friend, who also happens to be one of my partners for cooki...
Tags: Travel, Food, France, Paris, Italy, Venice, Dining, French food and drink, San Marco, Paris Restaurants, Don, Anne, Italo, Melange Travel, Rialto Market, Taloa


Traveling in the Age of Overtourism: 10 Ways Travelers Can Help

Accelerating tourism growth and the threat of overtourism are here to stay. This is our advice on how to travel better in the age of overtourism — tips and actions which will improve your travel experiences and also help to reduce pressure on the places you visit. Overtourism. This may mark your first encounter with the term describing how rapidly increasing tourist traffic in popular travel destinations immiserates both locals and travelers, but it won’t be your last. The look and feel of ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Bali, China, Berlin, India, Barcelona, Thailand, Prague, Philippines, Paris, Italy, Peru, Venice, Travel Tips, Haiti


Passo San Marco

Passo San Marco was a revelation for me. 26.5 kms and 1740 metres vertical ascent. Gigantic. It starts far lower than most big climbs so its summit altitude can mislead one into thinking it’s not huge. See this table for example:   Distance Ascent Summit Passo San Marco 26.5 kms 1740 metres 1992 metres Passo di Gavia (Bormio) 25.6 kms 1404 metres 2621 metres Passo dello Stelvio (Bormio) 21.5 kms 1533 metres 2758 metres I had to get to Bor...
Tags: Milan, Sport, Cycling, Italy, Barry, San Marco, Italian Alps, Sondrio, Bormio, Bikemap, Gavia Bormio, Stelvio Bormio, Passo San Marco, Morbegno, Sondrio Province


The 15 best hostels in Europe

For some, that extra “s” in the word hostel means the difference between a clean, comfortable room and basically reliving their frat house days with people from 14 different countries. Though hostel quality used to run the gamut from “not that bad” to “sleep with a baseball bat,” in recent years, they’ve actually gone quite a bit upscale. A variety of boutique, modern properties have cropped up around the world, and you’d be surprised how cool hostels actually are in 2018. Now, you may choose...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Milan, America, Prague, Austria, Vienna, Budapest, Paris, Italy, Ikea, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, Cardiff, Slovakia


Venice Insider Tip: How to "Skip the Line" on Ferragosto and the Feast of the Assumption

Pala d'Oro - Photo: Cat Bauer (taken with permission) (Venice, Italy) There is usually a long, winding line of hundreds of tourists waiting to get into the Basilica of San Marco in Piazza San Marco. The wait -- about 45 minutes -- is much longer than the visit -- about ten minutes (as part of a shuffling horde) if you don't pay to "skip the line," or pay for a guide.However -- to focus on reality -- St. Mark's Basilica is one of the most magnificent places of worship on the planet. Attend...
Tags: Travel, Diana, Venice, Sin City, Vivaldi, San Marco, Venice Italy, Bauer, Basilica, Virgin Mary, Augustus, Piazza San Marco, Ferragosto, Monteverdi, Pala, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog


Selle San Marco pads up Mantra road saddle in new Supercomfort edition

After getting positive feedback to the more padded version of their curved Aspide road saddle, San Marco are adding more cushion to the flat Mantra road race saddle too. Still meant to be performance oriented saddles, the Supercomfort series adds thicker foam cushioning, plus a gel layer and a large cutout to improve comfort, especially for […] The post appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, San Marco, Road Bike, Clothing-Gear-Tools, Selle San Marco


PRAWN STAR. Anvil’s Wild ‘Shrimp’ Indian Scout Tracker

Written by Martin Hodgson In the earliest days of the 20th century, right across the Continental United States, motordromes were filled with thousands of spectators watching the fastest men on two wheels battle it out on the board track. Amongst the powerhouse factory teams, the big corporate sponsors and the inevitable carnage and death, was a remarkable kid racer. Nearly 100 years on, Indian Motorcycle company has turned to one of Europe’s premier custom workshops and the World’s best suppl...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, California, France, Motorcycles, Beverly Hills, Ohio, San Marco, Brembo, Anvil, Continental United States, Martin Hodgson, Maxxis, Anvil Motociclette, Phonz, El Rollo


Florence Without Vision: Blind Travel

A guest post by Gayle Yarnall, an adaptive technology consultant and blind traveller. She wrote to me with questions about accessible museums in Florence before her trip, and wishing I could have helped her with more information, I asked her to write up her experience for us here. I am a totally blind travel junky. I also like to read and eat. Fortunately, all these passions fit together well. I grew up and spent my younger adult years with very limited vision. I was never really a print reader ...
Tags: Travel, David, Italy, Athens, Florence, Ross, Tuscany, Gayle, San Marco, Rick Steves, Alexandra, Chianti, Leonardo da Vinci, Dome, Pistoia, Botticelli


ON TO BOLOGNA

Up a little earlier than most days as Christina and I had to go get the laundry. Yesterday I was commenting on how quiet San Marco is before the crowds well at 830 it is empty just the deliveries being made on the canal the musicians of the larger res
Tags: Travel, Bologna, San Marco, Christina


Why photograph Venice in Black and White?

The church of Il Redentore appears floating on water. Its Palladian façade and perfect lines echo ancient civilizations and compete in their whiteness with the nearby water basin which was once the arrival point of anyone traveling to Venice. Water has stopped flowing and like fog poetically envelops the island. Silence overwhelms everything. Viewing Venice through the black and white eye of photographer Lisa Katsiaris helps us see Venice in its timeless beauty. Stripped off of any vulgarity or ...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Venice, San Marco, Zen Buddhism, Carnevale, Joann, San Giorgio Maggiore, Canaletto, Piazzale Roma, Schiavoni, JoAnn Locktov, Luisella Romeo, Venice Water, Lisa Katsiaris, Santa Claus Now


Happy Easter

Fra Angelico, Resurrection of Christ and Women at the Tomb, 1440–2,at the Museum of San Marco I tried to write a combination April Fools / Easter post, but, fortunately, my head exploded. If it hadn't, I would have offended all sorts of people, only vaguely even knowing what I was doing. The big news today is that Thom Hogan is abandoning Nikon and switching to Sony. I think a bunny made him do it.... Because, would that really be so foolish?  ;-) Speaking of Sony, the 55mm Zeiss lens arrived...
Tags: Photography, America, Chicago, Sony, Nikon, BYU, Nelson, San Marco, Jesus Christ, News And Occasions, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Stan, Amazon US, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Thom Hogan


Share Large, New home in San Marco $975 (pittsburg / antioch) $975

Currently have one room for rent in nice NEW, LARGE, CLEAN home in San Marco neighborhood of Pittsburg. $975.00. rent includes utilities, cable, internet and housekeeper (you only have to clean up after yourself - no chores) You be: male or female, ...
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Furnished Room to rent - beautiful NEW house $975 - San Marco (concord / pleasant hill / martinez) $975

Okay, it's ALMOST Concord.... Currently have one room for rent in nice NEW, LARGE, CLEAN home in San Marco neighborhood of Pittsburg. $975.00. rent includes utilities, cable, internet and housekeeper (you only have to clean up after yourself - no c ...
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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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18 Extraordinary Italy Experiences For Your 2018

A new year has dawned and with it, travel plans for the year (or more) to come. Over the Christmas holidays (now a distant memory!) I brainstormed with my Mom about some of the amazing Italy experiences that I’ve been lucky to have over time, and we have rounded them up for your inspiration (yes, Mom helped me with this post). Be this your first trip to Italy or one of many, these are some of the things to do in Italy that we believe one should do at least once. 1/ Visit the Uffizi The Bir...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Unesco, Italy, Vatican, Raphael, Venice, Headline, Florence, Naples, Palermo, Siena, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Puglia, San Marco


Voices in AI, Episode 32: A Conversation with Alan Winfield

Today's leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese .voice-in-ai-byline-embed { font-size: 1.4rem; background: url(https://voicesinai.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-voices-background.jpg) black; background-position: center; background-size: cover; color: white; padding: 1rem 1.5rem; font-weight: 200; text-transform: uppercase; margin-bottom: 1.5rem; } .voice-in-ai-byline-embed span { color: #FF6B00; } In this episode...
Tags: England, Blog, Seo, Earth, Consciousness, Ai, Bob, Self-awareness, Alan, Gigaom, Byron, San Marco, Gallup, Eliza, Danny, Alan Winfield