Interview with Mattia Berto, a young multi-talented Venetian director

Interview with Mattia Berto, a young multi-talented Venetian director

This interview is dedicated to those visitors curious to know all about the soul of the lagoon city and of the Venetians who still have a genuine love for it. “Theatre is life and, thanks to Mattia Berto, Venice is alive without a shadow of a doubt! And I, who have always been passionate about theatre, will have the pleasure of taking you around the city with a specially-programmed itinerary.”

Come with me to Casa Goldoni: Theatre and… many curiosities!

Come with me to Casa Goldoni: Theatre and… many curiosities!

An unusual itinerary between theatrical literature and curious tales of Venice in the 18th Century. We visit Ca’ Centani, the Gothic palace where the great Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni grew up, in the district of San Polo. His birthplace houses now an interesting museum dedicated to Carlo Goldoni, giving an idea of life in Venice in the 18th Century with an intact puppet theatre with several puppets, pieces of furniture, clothing and masks.

The fish market in Venice

The fish market in Venice

The Rialto fish market has almost one thousand years of history: thousands of tons of fish were and still are sold and bought here. Our journey starts however in the wholesale market – off limits to outsiders – where negotiations take place early in the morning before the fish is then transported with special boats, called ‘topi’ over to the retail market and meticulously displayed on ice.