Celebrating the bicentenary of Robert Browning’s birth

The English poet and playwright Robert Browning was born in London in 1812 and died in 1889 in Venice. The bicentenary of his birth has been largely overlooked in his native Britain, but was celebrated with a festival in the town of Asolo, in the Venice region of Italy, on 8 September 2012. Asolo was … Continue reading

Report on the debate ‘Death in Venice: is tourism killing or saving the city?’

Death in Venice: is tourism killing or saving the city? This controversial topic was debated by a panel on Tuesday 11 October 2001 in the De Marchi Room of CIMBA’s undergraduate campus in Paderno del Grappa. The debate was sponsored by the Institute of Ideas in cooperation with Iowa University/CIMBA (Consortium Institute of Management and … Continue reading

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