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Save the date – season 2018

Dear All,

Hope you had a lovely holiday season, let’s start the new year with some interesting news.

Some of you have already contacted me for tours in Venice next summer, but before that, here’s a list of things you may find interesting while coming to Venice NOW.

Carnival starts January 27th and ends February 13th 2018. For the official info on all the events organised in Venice, you can visit this link – there is also a booking app for hotels/accomodation.

Pontedeisospiri.©CarlaBonollo.jpgAs regards exhibitions and things to do this year, don’t forget to visit the masterpieces by the one and only Tintoretto, nickname for the Venetian artist Jacopo Robusti, born in Venice 500 years ago. A Tintoretto tour can be part of your next agenda.

The International Biennale will be held as usual in May, and will be dedicated to ARCHITECTURE. It will take place from May 26th to November 25th 2018, at the Giardini, the Arsenale and other venues around the city. The chosen theme is Freespace, as Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara state “Freespace describes a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture’s agenda, focusing on the quality of space itself.”

After the successful TREASURES FROM THE WRECK OF THE UNBELIEVABLE exhibition by Damien Hirst at Palazzo Grassi, the next show will be centred on the German contemporary artist Albert Oelhen, while at Punta della Dogana, there will be a collective show on the representation of the self, entitled Dancing with myself, from the Sixties to nowadays.

This is just a short account of all the places you may want to visit during your next trip to Venice. For any other info regarding walks and other possible tours, please do not hesitate to contact me privately.

I look forward to seeing you soon in Venice, enjoy and have fun!






Walking and talking: #1 From the Accademia to Piazza San Marco

#From the Accademia to Piazza San Marco

One can walk along the Zattere till the tip of Dorsoduro, the Punta della Dogana, now hosting the Museum of Contemporary Art.

From this privileged location we can admire Saint Mark’s basin and the island of San Giorgio, the homonymous church was designed by Andrea Palladio. The island is the headquarters of the Fondazione Cini.

Round the corner we encounter the Salute, the 16th century’s project was by Baldassarre Longhena, Palladio’s closest follower.

On the way back to Accademia, we spot from afar the famous Palazzo Dario; for those interested in ghost stories, this building has an impressive record of deaths and suicides. Almost all the residents who had the misadventure to live in its magnificent rooms died a violent death.

In the same area the Guggenheim Collection, always worth a visit.

Near the Accademia Bridge, the beautiful Gallerie dell’Accademia, one of the finest collection of ancient and modern paintings in Venice.

Across the bridge on your right-hand side Palazzo Pisani, hosting the school of music Benedetto Marcello.

In the wide campo the unmissable Paolin, if you love ice-cream, an old café with outside tables. Now we talk…

When we leave Campo Santo Stefano on calle del Spezier we can go to Santa Maria del Giglio and then proceed quite smoothly along Calle Larga XXIII Marzo to Piazza San Marco.

In calle Vallaresso the famous Harry’s bar, more than a place a microcosmos..managed by the Cipriani family.

Now, we’re ready to reach the only piazza in Venice: Piazza San Marco.


What are you waiting for?

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