Venice Expert Luisella
Luisella is a licensed English-speaking tour guide in Venice, expert in Venetian history and its art treasures. Fluent in Italian and German and an experienced Viator private guide, Luisella can help you personalize your sightseeing tour of Venice. Learn more about Private Tours with Luisella.
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In the last four years Venice has been the venue of an international literature festival and so will be this year: in four intense days, started on the 13th of April, there were opportunities for everybody to meet more than thirty writers coming from all over the world. Writers conversed with experts and readers about their works and their culture.
The meetings were held in several different sites and open to anyone. In particular you could meet: Nukila Amal, Antonella Anedda, Theo Angelopoulos, Maria Barbal, Breyten Breytenbach, Antonia S. Byatt, Gianrico Carofiglio, Guillermo Carnero, Hans de Waarsenburg, Jabbour Douaihy, Nathan Englander, Julia Hartwig, Wladimir Kaminer, Etgar Keret, Pap Khouma, Urszula Koziol, Ryszard Krynicki, Michael Krüger, Gad Lerner, Ewa Lipska, Petros Markaris, Adam Michnik, Kiran Nagarkar, V. S. Naipaul, Alessandro Piperno, Ali Podrimja, Tomasz Rozycki, Igiaba Scego, Joann Sfar, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Dubravka Ugrešic, Tomas Venclova, Adam Zagajewski.
Venice, a city where multiculturalism has always been an essential and intimate characteristic, was the perfect setting once more thanks to the collaboration of the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari and the City Council and more cultural institutions.
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The island of Murano in the Venetian lagoon has been the setting of the glass blowing art work since 1291 when the Republic of the Doges decided to protect the secrets of the art and preserve Venice from fires. Till the 25th of April, in the rooms of the prestigious Correr Museum in St Mark’s square there features a wonderful collection of art works in glass all made in Murano.
Don’t miss it: vases, chandeliers, beads creations, frames, mirrors up to the Renaissance delicate goblets and glasses of the utmost elegance are exhibited in a wonder of colors and shapes.
If you are planning a visit in Venice, consider this voyage through the centuries to understand how glass techniques and artistic research of the artisans has developed till nowadays!