Ahoy, this be Venice? Aye!

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Think Venice and you imagine gliding along misty canals guided by muscled gondoliers plying Venice’s iridescent waterways. You imagine the golden façade of St Mark’s Basilica glinting in the morning sunshine, illuminating the impressive piazza of San Marco that it overlooks, pinnacled by St Mark’s Campanile. Perhaps you recall passing over one of Venice’s myriad […]

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Com’era, dov’era – the rise and fall (and rise again) of St Mark’s Bell Tower

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  The Campanile (bell tower) of St Mark’s Piazza in Venice is one of the city’s most iconic symbols. Towering over the stunning façade of St Mark’s Basilica, the bell tower was originally built in the 800’s to serve as a lookout over a nearby dock. Taking some 3 centuries to complete, it stood only […]

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New Venice Biennale Building for Australia

A new building for the Australian contemporary art exhibit at the Venice Biennale has been announced. Construction of the new space is set to be complete by 2015. Designed by Denton Corker Marshall architectual firm, financing of the $6 million structure is to be entirely privately funded. The new Australian pavillion will showcase art, architecture, […]

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Glass & Crystal: Being clear about Italy’s most precious arts

Not always the most luggage-friendly things to buy in Italy, these special made-in-Italy items are definitely worth checking out. If you can’t squeeze in one of the glorious chandeliers, maybe you could splurge on a cute pair of earrings or some wine glasses instead… MURANO: The Glass Island, Venice The history of glassmaking in Venice […]

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