Venise

E la Nave Va

12/09/2016 19:29
Venice historic centre urban grid has a well known peculiar features, common streets mixed with canals and waterways requiring to use marine navigation even for the most common public transport. Here, instead bus, they call it vaporetto. The ship approaches and seems ramming the floating dock that...

Armenians in Venice

08/04/2016 17:26
Armenian people relationship with Venice comes from long ago, almost since the first days of the city when the ties with Constantinople were tighter. They had their own neighbourhood, later their own church and their island where an active community of monks dedicated to the books was established....

Juliet's Boob

28/08/2015 10:47
Verona was an important Roman city wrapped in the waters of the river Adige; in the Middle Ages it joined the Lombard League and successive Lordships  turned it into a thriving market town that remained when joined the Republic of Venice. However, it is primarily known for the sad story of two...

A Greek Lion in Venice

23/08/2013 17:30
Venice is full of wonderful terraces where to stay quietly sipping coffee or spritz and meanwhile keep an eye on life passing by just in front. There is one which is peculiar enough, despite not having any notable feature, its metal tables are ordinary, the premises has no special charm that...

The Ghetto

23/08/2013 17:20
Near Guglie bridge, and besides fondamenta della Pescheria, there’s a small porch that easily goes unnoticed. A small yellow plate in the manner of those pointing the direction to San Marco or the Academy, indicate the entrance to Venice Jewish quarter. Just crossed the bleak threshold, on the...

On a Bridge, one Night amidst the Fog

22/08/2013 18:03
I am a blackmail victim. Someone pointed out the existence of some old pictures I will not itemize. But extortion has not obtained the expected outcome. I keep in my power some old photographs where blackmailer appears, but probably only are useful to remind she once was young, or, at least, it can...

Venice or the Theory of the Labyrinth

22/08/2013 17:40
Λαβύρινθος, Labýrinzos: in ancient Greek means something like the place of the double blade axe. In times of the Minoan civilization Labros axe symbolized the city of Knossos and by extension Pasiphae son’s myth, the Minotaur, the famous dweller of the Cretan palace maze. And etymological origin...