Professor Giuseppe Jona: a remarkable example of a Venetian citizen during a dark period in the 20th century

Professor Giuseppe Jona: a remarkable example of a Venetian citizen during a dark period in the 20th century

Professor Giuseppe Jona was a remarkable Venetian citizen in a dark period. After having graduated in Medicine at the University of Padua, he worked as a physician at the Venetian hospital, he taught Pathological Anatomy in Padua, he became a Chief Physician in Anatomy and Medicine in Venice, he was President of the Ateneo Veneto and in 1940 President of the Jewish community.

Lord George Byron in Venice: an interesting story

Lord George Byron in Venice: an interesting story

Venice was a source of inspiration for Lord George Gordon Byron, the English poet who spent a few years in Venice, ‘a fairy city of the heart’, he learnt first about it as a little child. He was much involved in the life of the Armenian monastery on the island of San Lazzaro, and he had a special feeling for the Florian Cafe and appreciated La Fenice Theatre and learn of course about the Bridge of Sighs!