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Venice Walks: Santa Croce To Cannaregio District

Santa Croce is a laid-back, slightly off-the-beaten-track area with a local vibe. After school, kids play in Campo San Giacomo dall’Orio, and this square and nearby streets are home to casual eateries serving global cuisine. On the Grand Canal, the imposing Fondaco dei Turchi features exhibits on natural history while the nearby Ca’ Pesaro palace showcases contemporary art and Asian decorative arts.

Lively Cannaregio is known for the 16th-century Jewish Ghetto. The Strada Nova is a popular local shopping thoroughfare, and the backstreets are a destination for crafts and vintage goods. Casual canalside restaurants and bars line nearby Fondamenta della Misericordia and Fondamenta dei Ormesini. The stately Ca’ d’Oro palace displays a Renaissance art collection. 

Summer Walks: Venice In Northeastern Italy (2022)

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

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Italian Culture: ‘Mitico – Follow The Art Path’ (2022)

For the 2022 season, Belmond has launched a partnership with internationally acclaimed art gallery – Galleria Continua – entitled MITICO, which celebrates the talents of four prominent artists, as they take the spotlight in some of Belmond’s captivating landmark gardens across Italy.

Evoking a feeling of inclusivity and community, MITICO embodies a new art philosophy: it is the reinterpretation of universal customs shared amongst different societies, such as cooking, painting, observing, and appreciating, and how these are consumed in their environments.

MITICO is a moment in time and history where cultures interact – ultimately it is a celebration of art de vivre. Deepening its long-standing connection to the arts, through MITICO, Galleria Continua and Belmond invite guests to see cultures through a different lens, tapping into each individual destination’s essence and beauty.

Views: 2022 Vogalonga Festival In Venice, Italy

The Vogalonga is a non-competitive celebration for all rowers. This peaceful protest against wave damage caused by motor boats, and lagoon degeneration, brings together Venetians and enthusiasts from around the world.

The naval review Vogalonga is held, yearly, in Venice on the  Pentecost  Day. The Vogalonga which started in 1975 by the local rowing clubs as a protest against the wash and the waves created by the ever increasing number of motor boats in the city and the lagoon. More than 400 boats in various kinds and sizes from 50 Venice’s clubs and private boats from all over the world participate in this wonderful event.

New Art Books: ‘Venice – A Sketchbook Guide’ (2022)

Matthew Rice is a long-time observer and illustrator of cities, buildings and all those who inhabit them, with an uncanny ability to express the energy of a place through a few lines of ink and splashes of paint.

For years, Venice has been a source of deep creative inspiration for him; and now, in Venice: A Sketchbook Guide, he captures the highlights of this most beguiling of Italian cities. Unsurprisingly, given his abiding passion for architecture, Matthew provides a wealth of information about the ‘stones’ of Venice, including an illustrated guide to the main building styles of the city – Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern – and exemplars of its balconies, bridges and campaniles.

Further sections explore the city’s sestieri – its six residential quarters – as well as its history, paintings, festivals, wildlife and, not least, its cicchetti and aperitivi. Following the same landscape format as Matthew’s real-life sketchbooks, Venice: A Sketchbook Guide will combine enchanting watercolour illustrations with an informed, personal and witty text, and promises to delight all visitors to Venice, armchair or actual.

Exhibitions: ‘Surrealism And Magic’ At The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Through September 26, “Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity”, curated by Gražina Subelytė, Associate Curator, Peggy Guggenheim Collection. A joint project between the museum and the Museum Barberini, where it will be on view from Oct. 22, 2022 to Jan. 2023.

Exhibition Tours: Venice Art Biennale – April 2022

Virtual Tour of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in the Giardini. Venice Art Biennale 2022: The Milk of Dreams. Venice (Italy), April 20, 2022.

The 59th Venice Biennale is an upcoming international contemporary art exhibition to be held between April and November 2022. The Venice Biennale takes place biennially in Venice, Italy. Artistic director Cecilia Alemani will curate its central exhibition. 

Venice Biennale: ‘Hanji House’ – The Grand Canal

Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed a site-specific pavilion made of a traditional Korean paper-folding technique and tangram for the 59th Venice Art Biennale which will open to the public from 23 April to 27 November 2022 in Italy

The pavilion, called Hanji House, is visible from the Grand Canal of Venice with its four-pyramidal roofs. The pavilion was designed to be in dialogue with an exhibition, titled Chun Kwang Young: Times Reimagined, as part of the Art Biennale. 

The exhibition features 40 large-scale mulberry-paper reliefs, sculptures and installations created by the Korean artist Chun Kwang Young at the Palazzo Contarini Polignac in Venice.

“Hanji” is the name of a traditional Korean paper made technique deriving from mulberry, also known as the “thousand years paper” due to its great resistance. 

Spring 2022 Walks: Canals And Streets Of Venice (4K)

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Video timeline: 0:00:00​ – Intro 0:00:47​ – RIALTO BRIDGE 0:04:03​ – RIALTO VAPORETTO STOP 0:04:39 – CALLE LARGA MAZZINI 0:05:28 – CAMPO S. SALVADOR 0:06:06​ – CALLE DELLE ACQUE 0:09:02​ – MARZARIA DEL CAPITELLO 0:10:29​ – PONTE DEI BARETERI 0:11:13​ – MARZARIA S. ZULIAN 0:12:50​ – CHIESA DI SAN ZULIAN 0:14:08 – CAMPO DE LA GUERRA

Walking Tours: San Polo District In Venice, Italy (4K)

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Video timeline: 0:00:00​ – Intro 0:02:02 – CAMPO ERBERIA 0:05:10​ – RUGA VECCHIA S. GIOVANNI 0:06:30​ – C. DELLA MADONNA 0:07:42​ – RIVA DEL VIN 0:08:34​ – RIALTO BRIDGE 0:16:44​ – CAMPO S. BORTOLOMIO 0:18:31​ – GRAND CANAL 0:21:18​ – PONTE DE L’OGIO 0:22:13​ – SALIZADA S. GIOVANNI GRISOSTOM 0:23:02​ – CORTE DEL TEATRO 0:24:48 – CORTE SECONDA DEL MILION 0:25:46​ – CALLE SCALETA 0:27:08​ – CALLE CARMINATI 0:27:46​ – CAMPO SAN LIO 0:28:40​ – SALIZADA S. LIO 0:30:52​ – CALLE DEL MONDO NOVO 0:32:37​ – CAMPO SANTA MARIA FORMOSA 0:34:56​ – CAMPIELLO QUERINI STAMPALIA 0:36:04​ – FONDAMENTA DEL REMEDIO 0:37:06​ – PONTE DEL REMEDIO