Exhibition on the birth of the modern landscape

I would like to strongly recommend a current exhibition at the Palazzo Reale in Milan which I visited today with my family and runs until 2 May 2012. The exhibition concentrates on the work of Titian, although also features many of his contemporaries including Bellini, Giorgione, Veronese, Jacopo Bassano, Marco Basaiti, Cima da Conegliano, Giovanni … Continue reading

Entrepreneurs to help restore St Mark’s Square?

An appeal was launched on 9 February 2011 by Venice City Council requesting €1 million of private funds to assist restoration of Venice’s St Mark’s Square. Pavements and doorways on the Square need urgent restoration. Venice City Council has allocated €300,000 for this work. Alessandro Maggioni, Venice’s Councillor of public works, has called on entrepreneurs … Continue reading

Dr Dominic Standish – Academic and Author

Dominic, Riccardo, Laura and Steffan, on Constitution Bridge, Venice, 2010. The Constitution Bridge over the Grand Canal opened in 2008. It is a welcome example of development in the city, but was berated as a modern eyesore. It is the fourth bridge over the Grand Canal and Venice’s first new bridge for 70 years. Designed … Continue reading

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