Carnivals Of Italy — Part 1
Shakespeare wrote in The Merchant of Venice that “the world is a stage where every man must play a part,” and Carnival has always been the best moment to go on stage. Might there be a better stage than Italy for it?
Culture In Crisis — A Cautionary Tale Of A City Moving At Two Speeds
Despite its decline, Venice teems with more and more cultural events. Covid-19 has temporarily changed all that, but this interim will very probably end when the virus emergency passes.
A Future For The Past: The Venice Paradox
Venetians made their choice in the September 2020 elections and went for the quick-money option — but due to climate change and the legacy of the virus that may not be straightforward.
Carnevale: Indulging The Italian Way
The origins of this global celebration are all the more reason why Italy deserves a moment.
Covid-19 Changed Venice Forever — What Does It Mean For Tourism?
The fate of tourism is also the battleground in Venice’s 2020 mayoral elections.
Et Tu Serenissima?
We need to look at events such as the Venice Flood to adopt our new mode of adaptation, valuing change as opportunity rather than disruption.
How To Treat A Virus: A Lesson From Baroque Venice
How 17th-century Venice and the bubonic plague catalyzed an architectural style that is known as the plague baroque.