Venice, the city with more than 7000 chimneys.
This itinerary winds its way among the main ethnic and cultural communities of Venice, the Jewish, the Greek and the Armenian, focusing on the multiethnic aspect of the city.
The tour deepens the theme of the minority communities living in Venice in the Age of the Serenissima Republic to lay emphasis on the historic contributions of the Greek, Armenian and Jewish to the cultural and artistic development of the city.
The tour begins in Campo del Ghetto and heads towards Fondamenta degli Ormesini and to Fondamenta della Sensa where you could find typically Venetian pubs (bacari) for a short break and typical inns and ethnic restaurants for dinner.
We arrive at St Alvise Church, a convent church with one single nave that is characterized by the 15th century “barco” ( the choir of the nuns that was directly connected to the convent), by a richly decorated ceiling and by Tiepolo’s painting. (The Church belongs to Chorus Association).
Venice has often been an object of tension and a never placated desire by writers and literary men searching continuously, as well as a source of inspiration through imagination with plurality and richness of meanings.
A cloister… an image of young friars meditating or leafing through a Bible for hours before dawn. A sensation is a surge of peace and serenity. Venice: a city of canals, bridges, churches and monasteries where we’ll go to wander around, in an itinerary back in time, through cloisters of convents of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Sant'Apollonia, San Francesco della Vigna and San Giorgio on Island.
Questo itinerario prende spunto dai luoghi dove Eugenio Da Venezia e il gruppo dei "pittori di palazzo Carminati", esponenti del movimento post-impressionista veneziano del Novecento, trascorrevano giornate intere a dipingere circondati dalla splendida natura dei paesaggi lagunari.
For its incomparable beauty and natural sceneries that it offers, Venice has always constituted a sough after and privileged scenography for cinematographers from all over the world that have celebrated it in all seasons and through films of different genres and insights, amongst common postcard places and romantic decadence of psychodrama…