Archive for April, 2010

Festa della Sensa 2010

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The history of this event started in a long distant past, the 9th May 1000!!!
Festa della Sensa (Ascension Day) relieve the history of Venice and its intimate relationship with the Sea celebrating two very important happening. The first is the 9th May 1000 when Doge Orseolo fought against the Slav to protect the Dalmatians and the second is when in 1177 doge Sebastiano Ziani, the Pope Alessandro III and Federico Barbarossa signed an peace Treaty.
To remember this events the Wedding with the Sea took well deserved place in the history of the city.

This year (as from 1965) Festa Della Sensa will take place Sunday 16th May with a very interesting program that will go beyond a classic re-evocation. in addition to the classical water parade and the venetian Style rowing race we will have a Doge’s procession in Saint Mark’s Square, a Sensa Market at the church of San Nicolò at Lido and the Fort of Sant’Andrea Parade.

For a complete program and detailed information check the official site .

Festa della Sensa

VelaVenezia 2010 – Historical sailing boats in Venice

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

This unique event (the first here in Venice!!!) has been organised by Assonautica and will be held the 14/15/16 May 2010. The boats will meet at Arsenale, one of the most beautiful and famous dock of the world.

The 16th May a non-compehetitive race will join all the historical sailing boats with newer models. The start will be in front of Sant’Elena, they will pass in front Saint Mark’s Square, sail until Mulino Stucky and back to Saint George Island.

If you have a sailing boat you cannot miss this opportunity!!! For the subscription please visit this website .
For all the non sailor it will be a great show to admire from Riva degli Schiavoni.


Guided tour of Ca’ Rezzonico’s site

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

This is an exceptionall event you cannot miss!!!
Just for a very small group and just on reservation it will be possible to visit the restauration of the facade of Ca’ Rezzonico. The tour will be held saturday 24th April at 10:00am and Wednesday 28th April at 10:00am and 16:00 pm.

The restoration are now finished and the site-structure will remain in front of the facade just for few weeks. Few inches will divide you from the complex decoration of the building!!! You will be able to recognise the difference between the Barocco and Rococò periods (Longhena started the construction of the building in 1649, but Massari finished it in 1756) and to understand the whole life and “adventures” if this gougeous palace.

The visit is offered by Musei Civici Veneziani and will be divided in two parts: a class lesson held by Mario Cherido and the visit of the site. It’s just on reservation, for more information please call +39 041 2700370 . Please remember that the site inspection will require a specific clothe and physical skills.

Ca' Rezzonico - Venice

The Romantic Piano at Palazzetto Bru Zane

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Palazzo Bru Zane is the centre of the Musique Romantique Francaise, a reference for the study and performance of XIXth Century French music.
Until the 19th May 2010 many shows will be held in this fabulous building, located just behind the Church of Frari, in a very venetian area of the city.
This program, Il Pianoforte Romantico, will explore the music trends of the French music during the XIX century with symphonic concerts but also with more intimate atmosphere of chamber music.

The complete program can be found in the official website of Palazzetto Bru Zane: , as well as all the information to buy the tickets.

Palazzetto Bru Zane

Jazz innovations and post-rock at Fondamenta Nuove

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The 25th of April there will be the performance of To Rococo Rot, a famous electonic/post-rock deutsch band active since the half of the’90.

Founded by the drummer Ronald Lippok and his brother Robert (guitar and electronics), this trio (at the bassguitar there is Stefan Schneider) will propose a nice fusion of instruments and electronic sounds. They are here to promote their new album Speculation, available from the past March.

To celebrate this new album is possible to download the track Working Against Time directly from the website of Domino: .

You can find the ticket of the concert on the website of Fondamenta Nuove Theatre .

Galanterie di Vetro at Palazzo Loredan

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Thanks to Regione Veneto and Istituto Veneto, at Palazzo Loredan in Campo Santo Stefano will be held the exposition Glass Galanteries, where you will be able to admire many artpieces of the XIXth Century from the unpublished de Boss-Smith collection.

This exhibition (cured by Rosa Barovier Mentasti) contains more than 250 pieces selected according to the different glassmaking techniques. Through these pieces you will be able to admire unusual techniques for the present: filigree, millefiori, aventurine and chalcedony inspired by Renaissance and Baroque.

Don’t loose your time, this exposition will be available just until the 2nd May 2010!!! For more information about it please visit the official website .

Galanterie di Vetro Venice

Making sense with Anita

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Until the 30th May 2010 at Querini Stampalia Foundation will be held an exposition dedicated to Anita Sieff, her first one here in Venice.
The exposition goes back an forth between the museum and the “house”, creating a connection between the people who live in the house now and the one who lived there in the past.
Many operas and installations has been created for this museum. Pictures, movies, designs and video installation place past and present one beside the other, showing them in a unique space-time sequence.

For more information please check the official website .

Il Senso di Anita

Utopia Matters: from Brotherhoods to Bauhaus

Friday, April 9th, 2010

A new appointment at Peggy-Guggenheim Museum here in Venice!

Utopia has always been a matter of investigation for many artists of the past and of the present. “A parallel place with its own storie” this is how Thomas More described his Utopia during the XVIth Century. Many others explored this “new field”, researching new places sometimes just located in their own thoughts.
Utopia Matters starts from here: an exposition that analyse this concept in the art and the grown of artistic communities.

Utopia Matters will be held from the 1st May 2010 until the 25th July 2010. The director is Vivien Green. For more information you can visit the official website of the museum .

Utopia Matters

Sculptures at Ca’ Pesaro

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

This exhibition, “Le Forme del Moderno”, will be held until the 18th July 2010.
Thirthty large sculptures will be shown in the first and second floor, in the beautiful Longhena’s atriums.

This completely new presentation will favours unusual settings and formal values comparing different artistic languages. Many artists will find a space in this exhibition: from Medardo Rosso to Viani, from Rodin to Arturo Martini.

More information can be found in the official website .

Le Forme del Moderno - Ca' Pesaro

Il Furore delle Immagini

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

“Il Furore delle Immagini” is hosted by Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa in Saint Mark’s Square. This exhibition was born thanks to a project of the Foundation, started in 2007 after the donation of 12,000 books and 1300 original pictures of Italo Zannier.

This incredibile collection is an extremely rare documentation of the photographic culture of our beautifull Country. It’s not only composed of pictures (taken with many different techniques) by also playbills, invitations and brochures starting form the First World War until our own times.

The exposition will be held from the 16th April until the 18th July (closed on Thuesday) in San Marco 71/c. For any further information you can check the website .

Il Furore delle Immagini