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May 12, 2022

MURANOLOGY, THE FIRST ON LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO GLASS FROM A TO Z: LETTER Q

Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z: Letter Q Quality- Since the very first approach to Murano glass, the word “quality” displays many different shades of meaning. A definition of quality […]

March 18, 2022

HOW TO DISCOVER THE SESTIERE DI CASTELLO?

How to Discover the Sestiere di Castello? The Castello district is the easternmost area of the city and also the one closest to the Lido harbour mouth and to the other inlets that existed in the […]

March 10, 2022

MURANOLOGY, THE FIRST ON LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO GLASS FROM A TO Z: LETTER P

Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z: Letter P Welcome back to Muranology, the first on-line glossary-storytelling about Murano Glass. Today it is the turn of the letter “P”, after […]

March 6, 2022

MURANOLOGY, THE FIRST ON LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO GLASS FROM A TO Z: LETTER O

Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z: Letter O Welcome back to Muranology, the first on-line glossary-storytelling about Murano Glass. Today it is the turn of “O”, and after the […]

February 18, 2022

WHAT TO SEE IN CANNAREGIO?

What to see in Cannaregio? Cannaregio is one of the most populated districts of Venice, where it is still possible to breathe the authentic atmosphere of the city. With its long “fondamente” (street along the […]

February 3, 2022

WHERE TO SLEEP IN VENICE? A SPECIAL CASE

Where to sleep in Venice? A special case As a guide many people frequently ask me: “where to sleep in Venice”, in “which hotel?”, or “is it better an apartment?” I have to answer that my […]

January 19, 2022

MURANOLOGY, THE FIRST ON LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO GLASS FROM A TO Z: LETTER M

Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z: Letter M Welcome back to Muranology we proceed with the letter M, like Molatura (“grinding”), which is the last, but not least, technique […]

January 12, 2022

MURANOLOGY, THE FIRST ON LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO GLASS FROM A TO Z: LETTER N

Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z: Letter N Welcome back to Muranology! The letter “N” makes us move a step back in time, to the ancient era of the […]

December 5, 2021

MURANOLOGY, THE FIRST ON LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO GLASS FROM A TO Z: LETTER L

Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z: Letter L Welcome back to Muranology! After the letter “I” and the Incalmo technique, it has come the time to skip directly to “L”, […]

November 26, 2021

MURANOLOGY, THE FIRST ON LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO GLASS FROM A TO Z: LETTER H AND I

Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z: Letter H and I Welcome back to Muranology! After the last interview to the master Eros Raffael, we had planned to keep […]

November 19, 2021

WHY SHOULD YOU VISIT QUERINI STAMPALIA?

Why should you visit Querini Stampalia? What was the importance of the Querini Family? The Querini belonged to a very restricted group of venetian families so called “Case Vecchie” (Old Houses/families), i.e. families that were present […]

November 11, 2021

MURANOLOGY: INTERVIEW TO EROS RAFFAEL

Muranology: interview to Eros Raffael As reported in our last post, the letter G in Murano Glass – “G” as gioiello (jewel), giovane apprendista o maestro (young apprentice or master), generazione (generation), globalizzazione (globalisation) – […]

November 4, 2021

WHY IS IT WORTH VISITING PALAZZO GRIMANI?

 Why is it worth visiting Palazzo Grimani? Among the many wonderful Venetian palaces, palazzo Grimani, situated in the Castello district nearby Santa Maria Formosa, is really worth a thorough visit.The Grimani, composed by many different branches, were […]

October 27, 2021

HOW AND WHERE A TOURIST GUIDE IS WAITING FOR HIS CLIENTS?

How and where a tourist guide is waiting for his clients? This is a different post, no info, no museum, no glass, no art, no history, no suggestions, but… just fun! Fe pictures about me […]

October 15, 2021

MURANOLOGY, THE FIRST ON LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO GLASS FROM A TO Z: LETTER G

Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z: Letter G Welcome back to Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z. Today is the turn […]

September 23, 2021

MURANOLOGY, THE FIRST ON LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO GLASS FROM A TO Z: LETTER E AND F

Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z: Letter E and F “E” as Ercole Barovier, “F” as Formula. Last week the match made in heaven was between “D” (donne-women) […]

September 16, 2021

MURANOLOGY, THE FIRST ON LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO GLASS FROM A TO Z: LETTER C AND D

Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z: Letter C and D C as Conterie (glass beads used for jewels), followed by D, as Donne (Women)! We know it might […]

September 7, 2021

MURANOLOGY, THE FIRST ON LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO GLASS FROM A TO Z: LETTER C

Muranology, the first on line glossary about Murano Glass from A to Z: Letter C Today is the turn of the letter C – C as Calcedonio, Consorzio Promovetro and Glass Week. Calcedonio is a particular kind […]

August 24, 2021

MURANOLOGY – THE FIRST ON-LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO: LETTER B

Muranology – the first on-line glossary about Murano: letter B Welcome back to “Muranology”! Muranology is our on-line glossary about the island of Murano and its artistic glass. Last time we had the pleasure to start from […]

July 26, 2021

WHAT ABOUT BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2021 AT GIARDINI?

What about Biennale Architettura 2021 at Giardini? The Giardini is the traditional venue of the Biennale since its first edition in 1895. Giardini in italian means Gardens and were created under the Napoleonic domination in […]

July 20, 2021

MURANOLOGY – THE FIRST ON-LINE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO: LETTER A

  Muranology – the first on-line glossary about Murano: letter A In Muranology Last post we decided to start in a quite unusual way, from the letter “M” like Murano, Murrina and Millefiori, etc. We should have continued with the […]

July 13, 2021

WHAT ABOUT BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2021?

What about Biennale Architettura 2021? Open to the public from Saturday 22 May 2021 till Sunday 21 November 2021, from 11 am to 7 pm till 31 July, and from 10 am to 6 pm till 21 November, involving the […]

July 6, 2021

THE ULTIMATE GLOSSARY ABOUT MURANO: LETTER M

The Ultimate Glossary about Murano: Letter M Welcome to Muranology, the first on-line glossary about Murano Island, from its origins in 1291 to its present and its future, from A to Z. It is a […]

June 15, 2021

WHAT’S THE TRADITION AND THE INNOVATION IN MURANO?

What’s the tradition and the innovation in Murano? We have been asked, quite often  “Did the handcrafted glass tradition started in Murano?” Well, the glass production in the territory of the Venetian Lagoon started, at least, 1000 […]

May 25, 2021

WHY VISITING PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION?

Why visiting Peggy Guggenheim Collection? -Are you tired of the die-hard cliché of Venice as a city far from the modernity? -Would you like to understand more and catch some of its spirit under a […]

October 16, 2020

WHAT TO SEE IN MESTRE?

WHAT TO SEE IN MESTRE? Are you visiting Venice but you decided to get an accommodation in the nearby city of Mestre, which you never heard before but you are curious to explore? Believe me […]

October 5, 2020

HOW WAS ST, MARK’S SQUARE DURING THE LOCKDOWN?

HOW WAS ST, MARK’S SQUARE DURING THE LOCKDOWN? In March and April 2020 Italy was blocked by a severe Lockdown due to the COVID pandemic. Usually St Mark’s Square is the most crowded place in […]

September 17, 2020

HOW WAS VENICE DURING THE LOCKDOWN?

HOW WAS VENICE DURING THE LOCKDOWN? Italy had the venture to implement an early and complete Lockdown as a consequence of COVID: from March 8th to May 18th 2020. – HOW LONG WAS THE ITALIAN LOCKDOWN? […]

February 12, 2020

WHAT ABOUT FLOOD IN VENICE?

WHAT ABOUT FLOOD IN VENICE? Many people might be still scared about coming to visit Venice simply because they ask: “What about flood in Venice?” And “is Venice safe from a new flood”? Here I’d […]

January 28, 2020

WHAT ABOUT THE VENICE BIENNALE OF ART 2021?

WHAT ABOUT THE VENICE BIENNALE OF ART 2021? Here you can find some anticipations about the Venice Biennale of Art 2021. Keep informed with us, more will come.   WHEN WILL THE NEXT BIENNALE OF ART […]

January 17, 2020

WHERE DO YOU GET THE BEST VIEW IN VENICE? 

WHERE DO YOU GET THE BEST VIEW IN VENICE? SOME SUGGESTIONS You can see Venice in many ways: from a gondola, standing on a bridge, through the mist… And what about looking at it from above? […]

January 9, 2020

HOW TO ENJOY VENICE FROM THE WATER?

HOW TO ENJOY VENICE FROM THE WATER?    THE KEY TO ENJOY VENICE FROM THE WATER Venice was built on 124 little islands in the middle of the largest lagoon in Italy. In the city there […]

January 2, 2020

WHERE TO TAKE THE BEST GONDOLA RIDE IN VENICE?

Where to take the best gondola ride in Venice?   A Gondola ride is a must when in Venice! In many years that I have been working as a tourist guide, many people asked to […]

December 2, 2019

WHAT CAN YOU VISIT IN DORSODURO DISTRICT?

WHAT CAN YOU VISIT IN DORSODURO DISTRICT? LET’S DISCOVER ONE OF MY FAVOURITE VENETIAN AREA   Dorsoduro is one of the six districts of Venice, and for sure one of my favourite. The place where […]

November 6, 2019

Where to eat in Venice?

FOOD AND RESTAURANT WHERE TO EAT IN VENICE?   Finding where to eat in Venice sometimes is complicated, especially if you don’t have time and you didn’t plan carefully where to go. But why? In […]

September 1, 2019

Sunset in Venice the Best Places to see it

SUNSET IN VENICE THE BEST PLACES TO SEE IT   First of all you need to know WHEN there’ll be sunset in Venice. This might help you Sunrise-and-Sunset.com     BEST PLACES TO ENJOY THE […]

August 5, 2019

How to move around Venice and its surrounding

HOW TO MOVE AROUND VENICE AND ITS SURROUNDING GUIDE AND HINTS When you arrive the first time in Venice is always difficult to understand how to move around. But also before you come it is […]

April 8, 2019

The Top 10 places to visit in Venice

THESE ARE THE TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN VENICE IF YOU COME FOR THE FIRST TIME Venice has a big offer in term of cultural heritage, such as museums, churches, palaces, charming bridges, squares and […]

March 22, 2019

Looking for best Gelato in Venice

  HOW CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THE BEST GELATO IN VENICE? Everybody like to eat a gelato, how to find the best gelato in Venice, where you have a big offer of gelato at almost every corner, but […]

March 8, 2019

The 5 false information about Venice

  CONCERNING THE 5 FALSE INFORMATION ABOUT VENICE We collected “the 5 false information about Venice” on our experience as local tourist guide,  when many clients asked about certain “aspects” of Venice which were sure to find before coming to […]

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