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Historical Walking Tours: Venice, Italy (Video)

Take a virtual journey across the globe and experience years worth of Venetian history with expert tour guide Mose Viero. This “Venice in a Day” tour explores incredible historic landmarks and architecture, including the Grand Canal, St. Mark’s Basilica Bell Tower, Rialto Bridge and Doge’s Palace.

Aerial + Timelapse Travel Video: The Best Of Italy

The best of Italy by drone and timelapse.

Venice – It’s hard not to fall in love with the romantic set up of Venice. Everywhere you look is a picture opportunity worthy of a postcard. The best way to see the city is to explore it by gondola on its gorgeous canals. Be sure to check out the bustling city hub at the Piazza San Marco and the Basilica of St. Mark.

Amalfi Coast – Want to sip your favorite drink as you enjoy the vibrant blue hues of the Mediterranean? If so, the Amalfi Coast is the ideal destination for you. This paradise is adorned with towering cliffs, sunbathers, and charming multicolored fishing villages. It’s definitely the perfect place to live by the Italian philosophy, La Dolce Vita (‘the sweet life’).

Rome – You will surely not run out of things to do in Italy’s biggest city. A top pick among many backpackers despite its steep prices, Rome is undeniably one of the most gorgeous cities in the world. You will be missing out if you do not make time to see the fantastic Colosseum, the biggest amphitheater of the ancient Roman Empire. As you look at its vastness, you can almost hear the loud roar of the audience as they watch the greatest gladiators fight. Additionally, Rome is also filled with tons of attractions such as churches, fountains, and museums. It is truly a place you should immerse yourself in at least once in your life.

Verona – If you’re a fan of Romeo and Juliet, you’ve probably heard about the town of Verona. Aside from being the setting to arguably the most popular love story of all time, Verona has a variety of medieval structures. Don’t forget to see Casa di Giulietta or Juliet’s House and leave a love note on its courtyard walls. Siena Unlike other major cities in Italy, this charismatic city is not packed with thousands of tourists. Siena boasts some of the most beautiful old structures in the country and is popular for its bareback horse races. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can climb up the civic palace to see the view of the entire town.

Milan – No visit to Italy is complete without walking along the streets of Milan. If you love to shop, this fashion center is the place to be. Here, you can live like royalty as you shop till you drop and immerse yourself in its vibrant art and culinary scene.

Walking Tour Videos: ‘Venice – Italy 4K’ (2020)

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. 

New Aerial Travel Videos: ‘Venice – Italy’ (2020)

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.

Classic Car Restorations: ‘2021 Alpha Romeo Giulia GT Electric’ By Totem Automobili, Italy (Video)

With the idea of revamping the car we elegantly redesigned the original lines giving the car a stunning shape whilst maintaining the authentic signature of the Giulia GTA.

Starting from one of the best iconic Italian cars of the 60’s & 70’s, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA, we have created one of the most advanced restomod in the business, producing the ever fastest and most fascinating Giulia GTA. The Giulia GTA was presented in 1965 and in the following seven years obtained a series of successes and prizes which led this car to be considered as a legend. Our goal was to rebuild a car which remembers in spirit and shape the victorious Alfa of the 60ies, emerging as a reference for sportsmanship and craftsmanship.

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Arts & Design Podcast: “2020 Venice Glass Week” & Top Brand “Wonderglass”

Monocle On Design: Looking for a crystal-clear take on Venice Glass Week? Monocle’s Ed Stocker checks in with WonderGlass, the brand that bonds traditional Italian craftsmanship with contemporary design.

WonderGlass bonds traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, providing tailor-made solutions to the worlds of architecture, art and fashion – telling a story through our creations we aim to bring individuals into a delightful WonderLand. A surrealistic and dreamlike atmosphere which creates a seamless landscape of lighting, subtle colours and visual elements forming a world that captures people’s imagination.

Founded in 2013, Christian and Maurizio Mussati built their brand through bespoke glass lighting and installations handcrafted in Murano, working with renowned creative minds including Zaha Hadid, Jaime Hayon, India Mahdavi, John Pawson, Nao Tamura, Marcel Wanders, Dan Yeffet and Hideki Yoshimoto.

Now working with their team of WonderLab artisans in the Venetian region and collaborating with leading names in design and architecture such as Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, nendo, RML (Ana Meier & Hervé Descottes) and WOHA architects – WonderGlass offers architects, artists, developers, hotel designers and museums the opportunity to incorporate artisanal creations into projects of any scale.

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New Travel Videos: Will Venice See Mass Tourism Return Post-Lockdown?

As the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival opens this Wednesday, life is slowly returning to normal in the northern Italian city, which was hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis. It’s the first time since the start of the pandemic that a major international festival is allowing the public to attend. This comes as good news for Venice, whose economy relies heavily on mass tourism, despite adverse effects on the environment and locals. Can La Serenissima steer away from this model and invent a new one? Our correspondents report.

COCKTAILS WITH A CURATOR: “TITIAN’S ARETINO” (VIDEO)

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” celebrate the 444th anniversary of Titian’s death by delving into the tumultuous life of Pietro Aretino, one of the most celebrated—and reviled—literary figures of the Italian Renaissance. Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon examines Titian’s portrait of Aretino at the Frick and the friendship between the Venetian painter and the acid-tongued writer, known to his contemporaries as the “scourge of princes.” This week’s complementary cocktail is the Bellini, a mixture of Prosecco and white-peach puree created by the Cipriani family in Venice and named for Titian’s teacher, Giovanni Bellini.

Tiziano Vecelli or Vecellio, known in English as Titian, was an Italian painter during the Renaissance, considered the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno. During his lifetime he was often called da Cadore, ‘from Cadore’, taken from his native region. 

World’s Best Small Hotels: “Ca’ Sagredo – Venice” On The Grand Canal (Video)

A cultural and historic landmark set on Venice’s Grand Canal

A meticulously renovated 15th-century palace, with its lavish pink façade, sits proudly between Ca’ d’Oro and the Rialto Bridge on the spectacular Grand Canal. Ca’ Sagredo Hotel in Venice is a real gem, half hotel, half museum with important works of art by 17th and 18th-century artists Sebastiano Ricci, Giambattista Tiepolo, Niccolò Bambini and Pietro Longhi.

This place is truly mesmerising. Ascend the stately marble staircase by Tirali, with an impressive fresco by Longhi, and experience the air of romance and mystery that is uniquely Venice. With several of the rooms and suites providing a canal view, stay in one of Ca’Sagredo Hotel’s historical grand suites to appreciate 18th-century stuccoed ceilings, bas reliefs and elaborately painted wall friezes.

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Travels With A Curator: “Villa Barbaro, Maser” In Italy (The Frick Video)

In this week’s episode of “Travels with a Curator,” join Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, on an excursion to one of his favorite places in the world, Villa Barbaro in Maser, Italy. Designed in the sixteenth century by Andrea Palladio, the villa is decorated floor to ceiling with magnificent frescoes by Paolo Veronese. The Frick is home to two allegorical paintings by Veronese that he produced in the 1560s, shortly after completing his work on the villa.