Discovering the tomb of Tutankhamon

Still many mysteries surround this ancient and young pharaoh who ascended the throne at the age of nine, and Howard Carter, a British archaeologist, has unraveled some of them. Pharaoh’s death occurred in 1323 B.C. on the eve of his 19th birthday, and the mystery deepens upon the discovery of the royal mummy, which is […]

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The Venice Glass Week

Italy has a position of excellence in the international panorama of glassmaking, both artistically and industrially. The city of Venice is the ideal showcase for the evocative creations of international artists who celebrate the contemporary nature of a material with such an ancient history in the city that has been the protagonist of the glassmaking […]

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International Festival Contemporary Music

Lucia Ronchetti studied composition and electronic music at the Conservatorio SantaCecilia in Rome and graduated in Music History from La Sapienza University in Rome.Her new choral work Les paroles gelées is scheduled for 2022 at the NouvellePhilharmonie in Paris. Lucia will conduct the 66th Contemporary Music Festival.The Biennale Musica festival, dedicated to experimental music theater, […]

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60th Campiello Literary Edition

The “Campiello” is a literary prize awarded to works of Italian fiction.Born in Venice, the prize needed a Venetian symbol, and in tradition it has always represented the place par excellence of meeting and cultural and mercantile exchange for its inhabitants; the right cue to define a cultural event to emphasize the decisive participation of […]

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Historical Regatta

The Historical pageant re-enacts the welcome given in 1489 to Caterina Cornaro, bride of the King of Cyprus, who renounced her throne in favor of Venice. In 1797, the fall of the Republic, the Regatta did not cease. In that very year the Venetian democratic government induced two competitions, it was called the “Corsa di […]

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Chun Kwang Young: Times Reimagined

The paper used by artist Chun Kwang Young is hand-made hanji, not mass-produced paper. Hanji refers to the traditional Korean paper made of mulberry tree. It is an eco-friendly material that has been proven to have a maximum lifespan of over 1300 years. Hanji is a biologically organic material that can be recycled and become […]

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The Festa del Redentore is coming!

One of the most heartfelt festivities by Venetians, in which the religious and the spectacular aspects coexist, thanks to the fireworks display which, on the night of Saturday 16 July, attracts numerous visitors: on the San Marco Basin plays of light and reflections trace a kaleidoscope of colors that stands out behind the spiers, domes […]

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Human Brains – Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada’s initiative dedicated to neuroscience, “Human Brains,” surveys different fields: from neurobiology to philosophy, from psychology to neurochemistry, from linguistics to artificial intelligence. Through a convergence of diverse scientific approaches, the human brain is examined in the plural-as expressed by the title-to underline its intrinsic complexity and the irreducible singularity of each individual. The […]

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PAINTINGS BY MARY WEATHERFORD INSPIRED BY TIZIANO’S “THE PUNISHMENT OF MARSIA”

Mary Weatherford has drawn inspiration for her new series – exhibited for the first time here in the storied rooms of Palazzo Grimani – from the Venetian master Titian’s celebrated painting The Flaying of Marsyas. In The Flaying of Marsyas, Titian interprets an ancient mythological tale in which the satyr Marsyas rashly challenges the god […]

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Palazzo Grimani

Dating to the Middle Ages, Palazzo Grimani began as an L-shaped structure standing along the Santa Maria Formosa and the San Severo canals, built in the Byzantine and Gothic style typical of Venice in that period. Antonio Grimani, one of Venice’s most accomplished merchants and Doge of Venice from I521 to 1523, purchased the palazzo […]

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Procuratie Vecchie in Venice reopens to the public after 500 years

For the first time in 500 years, the Procuratie Vecchie have been opened to the public. Tourists and Venetians can discover the challenges that vulnerable people face, the social impact of The Human Safety Net programs and how they can help, through an interactive journey. Originally Procuratie Vecchie were a place of political power of […]

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Alajmo: the attention to detail is what makes the difference

Restaurants of the Alajmo Group: a new reason for food lovers to visit Venice. […]

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Homo Faber returns to Venice

15 exhibitions, 22 curators and designers, 12 Japanese National Living Treasures,
over 850 unique works crafted by more than 400 designers and artisans from 43 countries. […]

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PALAZZO FORTUNY: RE-OPENING AFTER TWO YEARS

Two years after Acqua Alta, Mariano Fortuny’s house museum reopened its door to the public. […]

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Restaurant Riviera: a journey through taste

Walking through Zattere, it is impossible to miss this place. Characteristic tables and chairs, with a beautiful view of the Giudecca island. This is the Riviera restaurant. […]

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Exhibitions: What to see in March?

We have prepared for you a list of exhibitions that are worth seeing in Venice in March. […]

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Curator of the Pavilion of the Russian Federation have resigned! 

Due to the situation in Ukraine, the curator of the Russian Federation pavilion has resigned […]

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LUNARDELLI: LOVE FOR VENICE. PASSION FOR WOOD.

The ineffable essence of a city that is rebellious yet elegant, cosmopolitan yet absolutely Italian, is captured in the material mankind has used for millennia, from everyday items to masterpieces – meet the Lunardelli brand. […]

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BIENNALE ARTE 2022: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Biennale Arte 2022: The Milk Of Dreams […]

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CARNIVAL OF VENICE: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are visiting Venice during the Carnival, you are about to live an incredible experience. […]

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GLASS OF VENICE

What do you have in mind when you think of Venice? Murano glass definitely comes to mind. […]

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ART FROM AFRICA IN THE HEART OF VENICE: AKKA PROJECT

Did you know that in the heart of Venice you can admire the best artists from Africa? Meet the Akka Project. […]

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SECRETS OF THE VENETIAN LAGOON: VENEZIAMARE

Do you know interesting facts about the Venetian Lagoon? Read our guide in which we’ve gathered some interesting facts. […]

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VENICE EVENTS 2022

If you are wondering when to come to Venice, we can help you! […]

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CARLO SCARPA: THE OLIVETTI SHOWROOM

Have you ever heard of the legendary Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa? If not, it’s time to catch up and read the article! […]

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INSIDE THE PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION

Today’s post is dedicated to a fascinating woman that described herself as an “art addict”: Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979). […]

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Christmas last minute – gift guide by To be Venice

Have you left your gift buying to the last minute? We’re here to help and present our Christmas gift guide for all those who are running late! […]

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The Art of Venetian Glass Beads

The Venetian glass beads, small and precious artefacts of many types, have long been a part of Venetian glass-making history and still today represent a lively and important production. […]

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THE SCENT OF VENICE – THE HISTORY OF PERFUME

Most cities in Italy have something special about them, Milan has fashion, Rome has history, and Venice (besides its canals) has… perfume! […]

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Lunardelli x Corte di Gabriela

The contemporary design by Lunardelli joined Corte di Gabriela for the exhibition of Venice Fashion Week 2021 […]

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When you’re in Venice, eat like a Venetian: 5 typical dishes you’ll love

Looking to pass for a local when you come to Venice? The best way to do this is to try the typical foods in Venice! Check our list of a must-try dishes. […]

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Meet “To be Venice”

Venice is a city like no other in the world. We invite you to discover the beauty of Venice through the eyes of Corte di Gabriela. […]

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