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Casanova And Venetian Noblemen The Carnival Icons

Casanova and Venetian noblemen the Carnival icons

The quintessential  Venetian libertine was Casanova, the son of a Venetian actor and a shoemaker's daughter.  As he stated in his autobiography, "My Life and Adventures". Casanova's purpose was simply pleasure, and his greatest pleasure was sex, preferably with a…

Ballo Del Doge 2019 At Pisani Moretta Palace -  -

Venice Carnival during the 1700

The official passport to the Venice Carnival was the Domino, a bizarre costume that combined the mask Bauta, a hood of velvet silk  and a three-cornered hat. The Domino Costume The Domino did hide all signs of class and swept…

Venice And The Ages Of The Carnival Myth -  - Carnival

Venice and the Age of the Carnival myth

In the 18th century, in Venice,  'noblemen no longer wear their togas of office, the women have asses black from all the pinches they get: there is enough joking and luxury you can't image: religion is going down the drain'…

Venice Historical Regata Along The Gran Canal -  - Events Gondola 1

Venice Historical Regata along the Gran Canal

On Sunday, September 2nd, you will experience a colourful, picturesque and stunning marine show which will enliven Venice’s waters; the most amazing fact is that you will admire it from your gondola! The origin of the “Historical parade” dates back…

Venice Carnival Mask: A Brief History -  - Carnival

Venice Carnival Mask: a brief History

In a city where there seems to be a mask shop on every corner, it may be surprising to learn that the ancient Venetian craft of mask making was only revived about forty years ago. Masks disappeared, along with Carnival,…

St Mark's Square

St. Mark’s Square (San Marco, in Italian)

Venice has only one square or piazza: St.Mark’s Square, a 170 meter-long trapezoid which differs from all other squares that are called ‘campi’ (fields). 5 reasons why St. Mark’s Square is utterly unique? St Mark’s square has been the heart…

Four Seasons

The style of Vivaldi and some curiosities about his masterpiece

Vivaldi innovated deeply the music between the 1600 and 1700 changing completely the Italian baroque music. He revitalized the formal and rhythmic structure of the concerto adding many harmonic contrasts and unusual melodies. His style was considered exuberant and was appreciated by both the public and…

Venetian Violins

Venetian Violins

Venice has had a fundamental role in the history of music, in particular for the classical and baroque music. The Venetian Liuteria (art of realization of string instruments as violins) is another artisan excellencethat has characterized the history of Venice during the centuries. From the middle…

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