Italy’s “Floating City” is sinking under its sea level and the weight of mass tourism. Now residents of Venice are fighting to save it’s soul before it vanishes, as Samantha Hawley reports.Read more: https://ab.co/2J91RlX
An immersive multimedia installation by American artist Joan Jonas opened over the weekend in Venice, Italy, part of the launch of a new initiative focused on the oceans.Jonas’ Moving Off the Land II is the inaugural public project at the Ocean Space, a center for interdisciplinary exploration at the recently restored Church of San Lorenzo.
In 2018 was launched Venezia Photo: a new international, creative and professional event, focused on photographic training, supported by the Rencontres d’Arles.The second edition of this remarkable event will take place from April 25th to May 4th, 2019, on the island of San Servolo, in Venice, Italy.
Confined to a tiny island, Venice’s Jews put on magnificent Purim shows for the whole city.On March 29, 1516, the Government of the city-state of Venice issued a new decree: henceforth all Jews must be confined to a small, polluted island within the city.
Venice is well known for its canal system with beautiful buildings hugging the banks and romantic gondola rides. It is also famed for the Piazza san Marco and the Cathedral, the Gothic Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge.The city is also known for its delicious cuisine, served in some of the best restaurants in Venice, either overlooking the canals, or tucked away in quaint corners of the city.