Saint Valentine, Patron Saint of lovers

Saint Valentine, Patron Saint of lovers Valentine’s Day, the feast of lovers and their Patron Saint Valentine is celebrated every year on February 14. There are many legends about this Christian martyr named Saint Valentine who was once bishop of Terni. According to one story, he gave a sum of money to a poor girl…

Bacaro, the typical venitian wine bar

Bacaro, the typical venitian  wine bar   Venetians, who wish to have a bite, usually head to a Bacaro. It’s the typical  wine bar of Venice. People can enjoy some street food: a delicious savory snack (cicchetto) with a glass of local wine (ombra). One of my favorites is ‘Bacaro da Lele’. It is located in…

The art of photography in Venice

The art of photography in Venice Daniele Nalesso embodied the art of photography in Venice. He started at the age of 13 when his father lent him his camera and with the photographer of the Doge’s Palace, he started photography and darkroom printing. For 15 years he photographed events at the Hotel Excelsior and Des…

The last goldbeater in Venice

The last goldbeater in Venice The last craftsman in Europe who still beat the gold leaf exclusively by hand, lives and works in Venice. This noble metal is made into very thin sheets (a few microns)to be used for gilding in art and design. The Punta della Dogana ball and the Angel of the Saint…