Ca’ d’Oro






From the brief presentation on the site of one of most famous palazzi facing Venice’s Canal Grande, we don’t understand why its owner Giorgio Franchetti committed suicide in 1922, exactly the year when the first Mussolini’s Fascist regime was installed. Paolo Monti – Servizio fotografico, Photos courtesy of Wikimedia commons Baron Franchetti, of blessed memory,[…]

The Scuola Grande of Misericordia is finally opened to the public!






In Venice a scuola was the seat of a charity/religious institution. The Scuola Grande of S. Maria della Misericordia was erected in 1310 and subsequently enlarged several times. This large building was built to house the growing number of members of the confraternity in the 16th century. It was built partly according to drawings by[…]

What to Wear in Venice?






Venice is located in North–East Italy. Venetian climate varies throughout the year. During the winter, daytime temperatures struggle up only as high as 3-4°C, while in the summer, temperatures can soar to a dizzying 35 C / 96 F (it also gets very hot and sticky). The hottest month is August and the coldest is[…]