• Canaletto

    by  • March 13, 2013

      Canaletto, born in October of 1697, was a famous Venetian painter known predominantly for his ability to capture the wonderful landscapes and architecture of Venice during the 18th Century. Although his birth name was Giovanni Antonio Canal, his painter’s name (Canaletto) was derived from the Venetian canals that consistently appeared in his work....

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    Venice Sinking

    by  • March 10, 2013

    In 568 A.D. the Germanic tribe of the Lombards invaded northern Italy and sent the inhabitants running for cover. A small group seeking refugee and shelter from the oncoming hordes, took exile on the small island of Torcello. As time progressed, and the inhabitants found safety in their new land, the “former” Italians settled into what...

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    The Drinks to be Enjoyed Whilst in Venice Italy

    by  • February 13, 2013

                      When it comes to the drinks of Venice, Italy there is a lot that is offered. Not only do they have the basics and usual’s including water and coke, but they even have their own cultural Italian drinks on the menu. The most common drink...

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    Hemingway in Venice

    by  • February 13, 2013

    If- like me- you’re finding it tricky to imagine yourself in such a mysterious and illusive city as Venice, you could try instead imagining there one very famous young American who visited Italy many times in his life. Most of us know Ernest Hemingway from the novels of his we read in high school. ...

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    Venice, St. Petersburg, and the Treatment of Gays

    by  • January 30, 2013

    The City Council of Venice has passed a motion calling on Venice’s mayor, Giorgio Orsoni, to temporarily suspend Venice’s cooperation agreement with Russia’s second-largest city, St. Petersburg, citing the Russian city’s ban on “homosexual propaganda” and Russia’s homophobia in general, which has recently manifested as an intolerance for gay parades and demonstrations (see BBC...

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