Hidden Jewels of Venice

Scala Contarini del Bovolo : the spiral staircase most impressive and valuable in Venice During the late fifteenth century, important overall renovation works updated the complex architectures to meet the modern Renaissance taste with the construction of the loggia and of the graceful spiral staircase known as “bovolo” (venetian word that means “snail”). These major […]

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UNESCO receives the Mayor of Venice

Paris, 24 January -The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, received the Mayor of Venice, Mr. Luigi Brugnaro, at UNESCO Headquarters, in the presence of representatives of the Italian government, to discuss the protection of the city of Venice and its Lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The discussion focused on measures taken by […]

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