Attila’s Throne, Hemingway Book, and Other Myths

Torcello History Its history has very ancient origins, so much so that, through some testimonies received, it can be affirmed with certainty that it was inhabited since the times of the Roman Empire. An island that every year attracts the attention of tourists from every corner of the world, thanks to its enormous archaeological and […]

La Fenice: “as it was, where it was”

No Introduction Needed Teatro La Fenice—“The Phoenix”—is the opera house in Venice, Italy. It is one of “the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre“, and in the history of opera as a whole. Sadly, La Fenice gained popularity once more rather recently with yet another fire that destroyed a large part of this beautiful Opera House.  La Fenice really […]

Venice Calatrava’s Bridge over Troubled Waters

Santiago Caltrava is—together with Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano and Norman Foster—an architect for sensational, eye-catching constructions. The Ponte della Costituzione (Constitution Bridge—but known to everybody as “Calatrava’s Bridge”) is the fourth bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice.  But the “Calatrava’s Bridge” in Venice has been controversial since the day in 1996 that […]