Posts Tagged ‘San Marco’

Huang Kehua “The magic eye of Nature”

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

caleidoscopio1Until August 30th 2010 2010
Biblioteca Marciana

In the Biblioteca Marciana you will be able to see a personal exhibition of Huang Kehua, very famous chinese photographer, called ” The magic eye of Nature”, organised by the I.N.A.C. (the National Istitute of Contemporary Art) and cured by Vincenzo Sanfo.
The exhibition will be integrated in the round of the Museums of Piazza San Marco.

Giacomo Favretto at Museo Correr in Venice

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Giacomo Favretto - Museo CorrerThe opearas of the venetian painter Giacomo Favretto (1849 – 1887) are finally back in town, after more than 100 year from the last exposition. With more than 80 operas the exibithion explain his artistical life and the relation with the oter artists of the ‘800.

Venice Jazz Festival

Friday, May 28th, 2010

jazzThis summer a succession of different concerts will take place on the most beautiful city of the world!

To begin, on July 12th 2010, the famous stylist Pierre Cardin will propose you to have a sneak preview of his new production: a musical called “Casanova, loves and deceits in Venice“. The supervision has been put into the hands of Rodrigo Basilicati who imagined the traditional Opera with signed costums of the designer.

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.


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

Venetian Oselle

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

From March 06th to April 05th 2010, in Venice for the first time, by the Monumental Rooms of the National Library Marciana the public exposure of Venetian “Oselle” the collection belong to the Banca Popolare di Vicenza, it is the unique existing complete collection of the precious Doge’s coins.

The Oselle were the ancient coins that the Doge gifted to noble families of the Serenissima every years, in substitution of the traditional present of the ducks ( Oselle means ducks in Venetian dialect ). This ancient tradition since 1521 up to the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797.
The ancient coins are considered among the most important in the world for beauty, iconography and historical importance, they represent centuries of history of the Venetian Republic, an occasion that can’ t be missed for all those people that love numismatic and history.

Very interesting it is the presence of rare samples such as: the Oselle Doppie and the Oselle d’Oro minted to celebrate exceptional events and illustrious guests of the Republic and the very rare Osella of the Doge Andrea Gritti, minted in 1523 and world-famous in only one sample guarded in Vienna before the Banca Popolare of Vicenza bought it to complete its collection.

The schedules of the show will be the following:
Form the 06th of March to the 05th of April 2010 everyday from 10.00 to 17.00 at the Sale Monumentali della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, entry from Museum Correr, Napoleonic Wing in St. Mark Square.

Ticket: “I MUSEI DI PIAZZA SAN MARCO” € 12.00 (disc. €6.50), cumulative ticket for all the Civic Museums of San Marco Square: Palazzo Ducale, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Sale Monumentali della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.


A great 2010 for La Fenice

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

2010 will be a great year for all Operas lover, Symphonyc Concerts and Ballets.
2010 season at La Fenice theatre begin on January 29th with “Manon Lescaut”, a Giacomo Puccini Opera.

During the Carnival there will be “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by Gioacchino Rossini, on stage starting from 11th February.

Other shows will be “Dido and Aeneas” (Purcell) , “Don Giovanni” (Mozart) and “Giro di Vite” (Britten). But Also “La Traviata and “Rigoletto”, directed by the korean master Myung-Whun Chung.

Another “must” is the New Year’s Eve Concert, this year directed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, if you plan to come to Venice for the New Eve you can’t miss this appointment!

The season will be characterised also by the 150th Anniversary of the Bohemian composer Gustav Malher birth. There will be 14 concerts entitled “Nel Segno di Mahler” which will investigate the most relevant aspects of his carer.
But these are just few of the new things and ideas of next year’s season. There will be also many special projects like the Christmas Concert in the Basilica di San Marco or the Carnival’s Events. Check the official website!

Teatro La Fenice

2009 Venice Marathon: Bravi!!!

Monday, October 26th, 2009

The Venice Marathon is, as always, a big party for everybody: parteciparnts and public.

This year’s winners are: John Komen (1st, new record of the track: 2h08′13″), Paul Samoei (2nd) and Benson Cherono (3rd).

But all the partecipants (almost 7000, a record) are winners!!! Many many people love this competition for the location and for the public you find from the beginning (Stra) until the end (Riva Sette Martiri, Saint Mark – Venice). Through all the track many people cheer the athlets and many bands played music.

We are all waiting for next Year’s appointment: the 25th edition is an important Anniversary for the Venice Marathon!

Venice Marathon

Doge’s Fireplace just restored!!!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Yesterday the restoration of one of seven Doge Palace’s fireplaces finished!

This one (restored with the finantial contribution of Luciano Marsilli owner of “le Maschere” and “La Vecia Cavana”) has been made between 1486 and 1492 by Lombardo for Doge Agostino Barbarigo. It’s a beautifull example of venetian sculpture of the period, it looks like a lace!!! On the back of the fireplace we can now admire the image of a salamander (half reptile and half fire): it was hided under many layers of painting!

The restoration was under the control of Soprintendenza, who appreciate the job of the artisans involved. Also the Mayor of Venice has been happy of the results.

These restoration ar part of the project “Veneziani x Venezia”: everyone can now finance the restoration of public treasures of Venice! For more information you can check .