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Celebrating the Festa della Madonna della Salute, November 21st, Venice

It was clear from the water-bus stop that something was happening. Half of Venice was on the move, it seemed. Large extended families with giddy children on scooters gently jostled older couples holding hands. Groups of friends chatted happily as others … Continue reading

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Behind the mask – Traditional mask making in Venice

Venice is famous for many things. Canals. Murano glass. Giacomo Casanova. But perhaps some of the most evocative images come from the masked Carnival celebrations every spring. And although the origins of the Venetian mask are shrouded in mystery, the purpose is … Continue reading

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