Plague and COVID–Analogies

The striking analogies between the Plague and the COVID Today the most affected regions by the virus are Lombardy, Veneto, but also England, Spain, and France on a wider horizon (the USA was not on the map yet!); they are symbols of an overwhelming historical-epidemic memory, devastated by the plague.  The plague that struck Europe between 1347 […]

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How About that Long “Beaky” Nose?

After the parade of colorful masks of The Story of Venice Carnevale, a curiosity about the meaning of these particular masks that we always see in Venice. History The use of these rudimentary protective masks started back in the XIV century, when the doctors, during the epidemics, began to wear particular beak-shaped masks. The idea […]

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Vicenza (Part II) the View from the Hills

While in Vicenza one thinks of Palladio’s beautiful Palazzi, and the—in my modest opinion—most beautiful theatre of all times—Teatro Olimpico, and Villa Almerico Capra Valmarana known as La Rotonda. And all that is surely worth the time of tourists, Art lovers, and connoisseurs.  Monte Berico However as the season opens up, the temperatures are milder, […]

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