One night I had a dream. I dreamed I was walking along the beach with you. Across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to me, and the other to you. When the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints. I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life. This really bothered me and I questioned you about it: "You said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me." And you replied: "My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."
When first they came for the criminals,
I did not speak.
When they began to take the Jews,
When they fetched the people who were members of trade unions,
I did not speak.
When they took the Bible students,
Rounded up the homosexual,
Then they gathered up the immigrants and the gypsies,
I did not speak.
Eventually they came for me,
And there was no one left to speak.
For a long time considered a marginal landscape artist, more recent studies have instead given this artist a significant and unexpected role in Venetian art of the eighteenth century. The painter, through an independent style and personnel, develop the inventions of Venetian Canaletto expanding the traditional repertoire with numerous views of the most important cities in Europe, as well as some whimsical architecture, and revealing, through the works attributed to him today, a personality more complex than one might suspect in the past.
Unmissable event in the 'enchanted setting of Palazzo Ducale, an exhibition that illustrates the excellent relations of the Venetian Republic with Persia of Shah Abbas the Great. An intriguing plot designed to slow the Ottoman expansion in the Mediterranean. Through precious objects, paintings, letters and engravings, the history of art of the sixteenth century and its surroundings
The “Festa del Redentore” is one of the most treasured festivities felt by the Venetians as it combines the religious aspect and the spectacular, thanks to the wonderful firework display, which attracts thousands of visitors.
The tradition of the Redeemer dates back to 1577 and commemorates the end of a terrible plague, celebrated with the construction of the basilica of Palladio on Giudecca Island, which can still be reached on a pilgrimage through a massive long pontoon bridge 330 meters. The celebrations include therefore the function presided over by the Patriarch and the solemn religious procession, while the weekend ends with a gondola regatta within the rowing season Voga alla Veneta.
The Venice Marathon is a race that takes place annually in the month of October over the classic distance of the marathon : 42.195 km from Stra to Venice.
The departure is from Stra , a city near Padua , famous for the Villa Pisani , crossing the town of Fiesso d'Artico , Dolo and Mira, on the Brenta Riviera known for its Palladian villas, and then coming to Mestre , where, after passing through the city , you start crossing the Ponte della Libertà that leads to Venice. The runners up and down several bridges over Venice canals , until crossing Grand Canal nearby San Marco on a bridge of boats specially built for the occasion. Arrival in Riva dei Sette Martiri .
The first edition of the Venice Marathon was held May 18, 1986. In the edition of 2011, for the first time, the marathon has passed through Piazza San Marco.
The Marathon is supporting the campaign " Run for Water , Run for Life," which aims to build water wells in Uganda 's Karamoja region .
Regata Storica 2014
Sunday 7th September 2014
The Regata Storica is one of the main Venetian event. This unique sport has been practiced in the Venetian lagoon for thousands of years and today it is particularly well-known for the spectacular historical water pageant that precedes the race. Scores of typically 16th century-style boats with gondoliers in period costume carry the Doge, the Doge's wife and all the highest ranking Venetian officials up the Grand Canal in a brightly colored parade. An unforgettable sight and a true reconstruction of the glorious past of one of most the powerful and influential Maritime Republics in the Mediterranean.
From 19 to 29 June 2014, the new edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Dance directed by Virgil Sieni.
From August 27 to September 6, 2014 back to the Venice Film Festival in Venice, whose 71st edition is directed by Alberto Barbera.
From June 7 to November 23, 2014, in the Giardini area, Arsenale and in various places in Venice. The 14. International Architecture Exhibition is directed by Rem Koolhaas.
The exhibition “Irving Penn, Resonance”, curated by Pierre Apraxine and Matthieu Humery, brings together 130 photographs, taken between the end of the 1940s and the mid-1980s. The exhibition is a collection of 90 platinum prints, 30 gelatin silver prints, 4 colorful dye transfer prints and 17 internegatives, which will be shown to the public for the first time.
It tackles the themes dear to Irving Penn and which, beyond their apparent diversity, all capture every facet of ephemerality. This is true of the selection of photographs from the series “small trades”, taken in France, England and the United States in the 1950s. It is also the case for the portraits taken between the 1950s and the 1970s of celebrities from the world of art, cinema, and literature. Exhibited alongside ethnographic photographs of the people of Dahomey and of tribesmen from New Guinea and Morocco, they strongly underline the brevity of human existence, whether affluent or resource less, famous or unknown.
The exhibition "The illusion of light" aims to explore the physical values, aesthetic, symbolic, philosophical, political, linked to one of the essential realities of human experience, the light, which since the Renaissance (at least) also constitutes a fundamental dimension art.
The exhibition invites the visitor to invent, in full freedom, their own personal path between the polar opposites of black and white, day and night, reality and illusion, in the light of his intelligence and sensitivity
Every year, the 21 of November Venice celebrates the Madonna della Salute day, one of the most fascinating autumn festivities. This venetian festivity, as the Redentore, is celebrated in memory of a pestilence, which lasted for two years from 1630-31, and the subsequent vow by the Doge to obtain the intercession of the Virgin Mary. Still today every year on the Feast of the Salute Venetians and foreigners alike join in the pilgrimage to the majestic Longhena's basilica, crossing the votive bridge, to give thanks and praise the Virgin Mary to keep them in good health.
The contemporary art center of Punta della Dogana was reopened in 2009 after careful restoration, interior and exterior, faithful to the original structure by the famous architect Tadao Ando. The famous triangular tip of the island of Dorsoduro, facing the San Marco Basin, has been known since the thirteenth century Venice as the Punta della Dogana de Mar
A vantage point for excellence, characterized by a low-century building (by Giuseppe Benoni) crowned by a tower topped by the golden ball, golden bronze sphere supported by two atlases, to represent the world.
During this time hosting the exhibition "PRIMA MATERIA " which collects works hand created by various artists different in style and generation, a fusion of contemporary art that will amaze you. Present creations by Marlene Dumas, Lizzie Fitch & Ryan Trecartin, Alighiero Boetti and many others. Thru December 31 2014.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice. The museum presents Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection, masterpieces from the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, as well as temporary exhibitions.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, which also operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and which is a partner of the Basque Regional Government for the programming of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Elegant and precious, our Venice has its own fascinating magic!
Take the time to admire the Art and listen to the Music that comes to life in museums, in churches and palaces.
The days of end of year in Venice take a special charm. The magic atmosphere of Christmas envelops every detail, every corner, every street and there are many opportunities to indulge the enchantment of the city. There are plenty of classical and gospel concerts in churches, theaters and “campi”. The beautiful “Presepe” (cribs)are set up in the Frari Church, San Salvador or in Madonna dell’Orto Church, as the local markets along the Strada Nuova, in Campo San Luca and St. Bartholomeo.
WISHING VENICE? Celebrate the New Year in Venice, staying at the Hotel Ala.
To welcome the new year the city offers concerts ranging from the Baroque music, all in beautiful places as the Scuola Grande di San Teodoro, San Vidal, San Giovanni Evangelista, Ateneo San Basso and Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto. But among all the proposals, none can match the magic of New Year's Concert at La Fenice and the party in the magnificent Piazza San Marco, accompanied by a dazzling fireworks display
YURI BASHMET CONCERT
JEFFREY TATE CONCERT
VERDI "LA TRAVIATA"
ROSSINI "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
CLAUDIO MARINO MORETTI CONCERT
LE SINFONIE DI MOZART
OPERA METROPOLITANA - LE SINFONIE DI MOZART
SVC – CHAMBER MUSIC (SEASON 2013/2014)
HENZE "ELEGY FOR YOUNG LOVERS"
HENZE "ELEGY FOR YOUNG LOVERS"
OPERA METROPOLITANA - LE SINFONIE DI MOZART
Located between Riva dei 7 Martiti, Viale Trieste and Via Garibaldi in Castello district, constitute the largest green area of the historic center. Built in 1807 by Napoleon; in more recent times, the majority of them have been assigned to the Biennale, while only 18,000 square meters are public gardens, accessible to everybody..
The species of trees in the garden are more than a hundred: linden, hackberry trees, plane trees, privet, laurel, pittosporums, eponyms rare and exotic plants.
Walking in the garden, you can even find statues of famous people, and various monuments.
The Palazzo Ducale is a symbol of Venice, seat of the Doge and the government and a representative of high Venetian culture. It is a masterpiece of gothic art and consists of a magnificent layering of constructive and ornamental elements. Its interiors are superbly decorated by famous artists such as Titian, Veronese, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Vittoria. For this reason, there are extraordinary tours to take inside: from the enormous halls of its political life to the precious rooms of the Doge's apartment, disturbing prisons and the luminous loggias overlooking the Piazza and the lagoon.
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