Will we be able to see soon a new Baroque theatre here in Venice according to the wonderful project presented by Paul Atkin last year? It would be superb. In the meanwhile we are happy about the reopening of the Malibran theatre after the recent lockdown. Its name used to be a different one a long time ago.
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.
This post gives you an idea of the history of the Rialto Bridge in Venice and its long and complicated reconstruction in the 16th century and how rich our Cultural Heritage is nowadays. Curious and discerning travellers will discover many interesting stories about the Rialto bridge.
Venetians love good food and during Carnival they enjoy making and eating ‘fritole’, a delicious sort of pastry made of a pasta similar to bignè. Discover with BestVeniceGuides the recipe (sugar, flour, eggs, raisins, pine nuts and tasty fillings), but also the different meanings of this dialect word.
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!