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Venice, action!

Sunday, 10 May 2020 by

Have you ever wondered how many films have been shot or set in Venice? Some very old, others recent, famous or not , romantic films and action films … in total there are about 700 movies filmed here. You know, Venice is the perfect city as a setting for films of all kinds, so we

The venetian sultana

Monday, 16 March 2020 by

Perhaps not everyone knows that a Venetian lady was the wife of the Ottoman sultan Selim II: Cecilia Venier-Baffo, better known as Nûr Bânû. She was the daughter of Violante Baffo and Niccolò Venier – exponent of the Venetian patriciate and lord of the island of Paro, where Cecilia was born in 1525 ca. Around

Carnival delights, frittelle

Sunday, 16 February 2020 by

The carnival period has begun and if you are in Venice you can not miss the undisputed queen of sweets: the frittella! Walking through the city you can see these typical carnival dough show off in the windows of pastry shops, bakeries and bars. Fine, roundish or a little flattened, sometimes covered with sugar and

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