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.
The Venetian language is an important part of the identity of Venice and of its cultural heritage. It’s been spoken for hundreds of years in everyday life and it boasts a literary tradition of its own.
The Querini Stampalia garden was designed by the architect Carlo Scarpa in Venice in the early 1960s and stands out as a true symbol of Venice, representing many aspects of this city where gardens are secret and lie hidden to most visitors.
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.
What are the obelisks adorning the façade of some Venetian palaces? Far from being – as it is traditionally asserted – a distinguishing mark of honour granted to the Captains of the Venetian war fleet, they were just chimneys!
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