Tag Archive for San Marco

The New Plague of Venice

Selfie Stick Seller - Getting update from his fellow sellers.

  The Redentore celebration where the Venetians give thanks for the end of the 1576 plague is next weekend. But Venice is suffering from a new type of plague which isn’t contagious nor does it kill but it is annoying. It is…

Swarovski and the Saint

San Giorgio has stood armless and weathered atop the Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore looking towards San Marco Square since he was maimed by lightning in 2002. His job: to slay dragons and protect from the plague as well as protection of…

Who speaks for Venice?

Headlines from NuovaVenezia: NO Big Ships! An international appeal was launched by the Committees for the Protection of Venice – a member of the Joint Program of UNESCO, and was signed by 63 icons – personalities of culture, business, fashion…