VENICE EXPLAINED

    Venice, to be or not to be a UNESCO ‘World Heritage in Danger’? That is the question.

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    In the past 6 months, Venice, Italy has often been in the news. Not at its best. The city might be granted a new unusual spot for a European city: one on UNESCO’ List of World Heritage in Danger

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    Acqua Bassa or Low Tide in a canal in Venice during the winter season

    Acqua Bassa, the water ‘issue’ you never thought Venice could have

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    Venetians witnessed the lowest tides or ‘acqua bassa’ in Venice in the past 16 years…

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    A Caorlina boat and Venetian Rowing are two of the many aspects that answer the question What is Venice?

    What is Venice, Italy?

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    What is Venice, Italy? Here are some of the most important and interesting information about one of the most special cities in the world: Venezia or Venice.

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    All you need to know about Venetian rowing regattas in Venice

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    Venice, Culture & Lifestyle: Facts about the venetian rowing regattas in Venice

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    Grand Canal in Venice

    Everything about the amazing Grand Canal in Venice, Italy [ARTICLE + 360° VIDEO]

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    Discover everything about the Grand Canal in Venice and watch a VR video we shot from typical modern Venetian boat while cruising from Piazzale Roma to Saint Mark’s Basin.

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    Knowing what this head meant to the Venetians might shake you

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    Calle della Testa in Cannaregio, close to the Scuola Grande di San Marco, owes its name to the big sculpture of a head (testa) which can be found on a house

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    The day over 1000 Venetians united to say ‘NO’ to cruise Ships in Venice

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    Sunday 25th, 2016, venetians demonstrated their opposition to the cruise ships and their love for Venice in a peaceful, festive protest

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    Good or bad? The truth about the cruise ships in Venice, Italy

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    The relationship between Venice, the Venetians and the Big Ships docking in town is a very sensitive topic, therefore it is of extreme importance to analyse and break down this subject in order to understand it and its consequences.

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    The ‘Arsenale di Venezia’ or how Venice invented modern industry

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    The first modern industry in the world was the “Arsenale di Venezia”. This name, which derives from the Arab “Dār al-ṣināʿa” (“house of crafts”), is now used worldwide. Why is that so?

    The Arsenal of Venice (“Arsenale di Venezia” in Italian), was a complex of shipyards and armories of the Serenissima. Constructed first in 1104, it was the first and biggest industry of the world until the industrial revolution which took place almost 7 centuries later!

    Methods for mass production of ships, based on the standardized production of different elements in different areas of the Arsenal, made it then possible, on an assembly-line basis, to build an entire ship in 1 day. (In 1570, during a war against the Turkish fleet, the Arsenal managed to produce 100 war ships in less than 2 months) The production of ships and the requirement of wood was so high that the Arsenal had an exclusive forest in the hills on the mainland close to Venice.

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    Golden light reflecting on a Venetian canal at sunset

    The trick you never knew the best Venetian painters used

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    Venetian painters would work by building up layer upon layer of oil paint, which would dry very slowly, giving time to the artist to blend colors together, achieving subtle gradations. But there is an even bigger secret about the Venetian painters…

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