All the water and none of the sand.

There is something about this city that causes us inhabitants to think anything that happens here is somehow interesting. It's all relative, of course; but hopefully you'll find the articles you read here così...

The Triumphant Return of the Trionfo

Il Nuovo Trionfo - Trabaccolo a Venezia

Waterborne once again after much needed maintenance carried out at the shipyard Cantiere Casaril Sant’Alvise (the last one of its kind left in town for repair of vessels of this type). The Nuovo Trionfo will be present at the Arsenale from April 24 – 26 on Open Arsenale 2015. Everyone is invited to come aboard to inspect the work…

Saturday morning, off the bow…

Off the bow...

A Saturday morning excursion, lessons in the indigenous Venetian sailing—the Vela al Terzo—all around.

The Surprising Vision of Henri Rousseau

Rousseau the Douanier, Doge's Palace til July 5, 2015

Nicknamed the Douanier (the customs agent), Rousseau was actually a self-taught former toll collector, alternately admired, teased and beloved as he pursued establishing his art. The exhibit is steps lightly, much as Rousseau did; there are also comparative works by renowned friends and contemporaries like Cezanne, Picasso, Seraut and Delauney. At the Doge’s apartment in the…

Festival Galuppi stops in at the Scuola San Rocco

joy singers consonanze

How often do you get to hear Baroque and Gospel selections in one concert…in Italy, in an ambience as brilliant and rich as the music itself? The Festival Galuppi celebrates music of the era in the places frequented by the composer. This year features teh Joy Singers performing ‘Consonanza’ with selections of Galuppi, Monteverdi, Handel, an…