Venice, action! Part 3

Today we will talk about the film Masquerade (original title The Honey Pot -1967) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.The film was based on the play Mr. Fox of Venice by Frederick Knott, the novel The Evil of the Day by Thomas Sterling, and loosely on the 1606 play Volpone by Ben Jonson.  It stars an elegant Rex Harrison as the

Fights on venetian bridges

Have you ever found strange white marble footprints on some Venetian bridge? Do you know their meaning? Now we will explain it. For centuries two rival factions of very ancient origins – the Castellani of San Pietro and the Nicolotti of San Nicolò dei Mendicoli – clashed with fists on the top of these bridges.

The Lumière brothers in Venice

  It was July 9, 1896 when the French brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière projected their works in Venice, at the San Moisé theater (later demolished). The first film screening, strictly by invitation, was received with great enthusiasm that the screenings followed one another for about two months. In 2016, at the 73rd Venice Film

Ciao!

  Did you know that the world ciao (hello)- known all over the world – was born in Venice? Don’t you believe it? Here’s  the story… In past centuries, when people met in the calli (the Venetian word for “street”), it was typical to greet each other with the word s’ciavo vostro (literally “your slave”