Jews of Venice’s Ghetto

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.…

From Castello

Unusual Attractions in Venice, Italy

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.…

Doge's Palace

Here’s the 2019 Venice Biennale Artist List

The list is out. After months of anticipation, the Venice Biennale has released the names of the artists who will participate in its central show this year, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” which is being organized by Ralph Rugoff.…